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Artist Gesso is a priming ground to be used on a variety of absorbent surfaces where acrylic colors, polymers, oil colors, tempera or casein will be applied. Dries within minutes to a brilliant white. Can be tinted with acrylic colors before application for brilliant colored grounds. Choose from best selling gessos and other painting grounds to prime your canvas for any media.

What is Gesso? A white paint mixture - It is used in artwork as a preparation for any number of substrates such as wood panels, canvas and sculpture as a base for paint and other materials that are applied over it. dries hard, making the surface more stiff. Gesso prepares (or "primes") the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint. Without gesso, the paint would soak into the weave of the canvas. See also: Acrylic Gessoes And Primers, Oil Priming Materials, Specialty Gessoes & Pastel Primers And Grounds

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