If you paint with acrylics or encaustics, Da Vinci Pro Resist-Grip Textured Gesso Panels are the very best primed surface ever created for your medium. The coarse texture grips heavy bodied acrylics extremely well and allows for an endless array of layering without any problems, whether with thin glazes or heavy impasto layers. For encaustics, the toothy primer grabs hold firmly to lower layers, providing a strong firm support for subsequent layers to adhere to. It is also the very first panel surface that offers a real tooth for grabbing hold of pastels and colored pencils, allowing layering and blending with ease. Just carefully seal with several light coats of archival spray for pastels, and you won't have to place your pastel or colored pencil art under glass. For other works, seal with the appropriate fixative for your medium (or varnish for paintings), for a frameless, dramatic presentation of your artwork.