Lining is used in conservation to apply an additional fabric support to the painting's weakened structure. Commonly, it involves using heat, vacuum (negative pressure) and solvents (in conjunction with adhesives and adhesion).
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The lining of paintings is a process of restoration used to strengthen, flatten or consolidate oil or tempera paintings on canvas by attaching a new canvas to the back of the existing one.The process is sometimes referred to as relining.