This is an artist primer. Gesso can be thought of as the bridge between the support and the paint. GOLDEN Gesso is designed to penetrate supports and provide a surface to which paint can adhere. Proper preparation with GOLDEN Gesso increases the life span of artwork. Our Gesso is formulated to be flexible and is highly pigmented for greater opacity.
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Gessos are ready-to-use formulations for painting on most surfaces. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variety to textures without cracking. For oil painting, we recommended that at least three layers of gesso. Gesso can be mixed with acrylic colors to produce a range of colored grounds. (Item# White Gesso – 3550, Black Gesso – 3560)
For detailed product information, see Gesso Product Information & Application Sheet.