GOLDEN Absorbent Ground, designed for stain and watercolor-type applications, is light stable, permanent and flexible. While it has a gesso-like consistency, it is not intended as a gesso alternative. It must be applied over a porous and "toothy" surface, such as GOLDEN Gesso to ensure adequate adhesion due to the type and level of solids in the product. Once properly sealed, it is a permanent acrylic film that does not need to be kept under glass, however, the surface is quite delicate and additional protection is recommended. A properly applied isolation coat and GOLDEN Varnishes (Polymer & MSA) will protect the artwork from environmental factors such as sunlight and dust.
Apply onto gessoed canvas, hardboard, wood or other surface. Prime surfaces with 2 coats of GOLDEN Gesso applied directly to the support. DO NOT apply any initial sizing of GAC 100, GAC 400, or other acrylic mediums. Doing so may result in cracking of the subsequent layers of Absorbent Ground.