Shop Everything Frames and More Super Sale
 Value Menu for Watercolorist - Stretch Your Budget for Watercolor Season
Free Shipping Orders $59+  and NEW Flat Rates as low as $2.95

DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds

Save Up to
40%
Off
list
Save Instantly From
$5.90
- $12.59

Starting At: $8.86

From Price $8.86

To Price $18.88

You can use watercolors on any surface with DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground! Simply brush on the Watercolor Ground and within 24 hours the surface will be transformed into an exciting absorbent ground for watercolor! If you make a mistake, rescue your painting with Titanium White Watercolor Ground the “white out” for watercolor artists. You can create surface texture with your watercolor Ground or use Transparent Watercolor Ground which allows the surface of your substrate, for example, wood grain or decorative paper, to show through when you paint over with watercolors. DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground creates a soft, absorbent watercolor surface with a slightly cottony texture that’s similar to cold press paper. With this breakthrough archival-quality ground, artists can create new work on any surface, rescue flawed paintings, lift and scrub without damaging the painting surface, and frame without glass. There’s really no end to what can be done!

Key Features:
  • Absorbent watercolor ground
  • Works on multiple surfaces
Perfect For:
  • Watercolor Artists
  • Mixed media applications

Click Tabs For More

Product Notes:
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.

Paint with watercolors on any surface!

You can use watercolors on any surface with Daniel Smith's Watercolor Ground! After applying the Ground you can paint with watercolors on wood, plaster, metal, plastic, glass, and fabric! Simply brush the Watercolor Ground on and within 24 hours the surface will be transformed into an exciting absorbent ground for watercolor! If you make a mistake, rescue your painting with Titanium White Watercolor Ground the “white out” for artists that allows you to cover up and start over with a fresh white surface. You can use one of the colored Grounds to create surface texture or use the Transparent Watercolor Ground which allows the surface of your substrate, for example, wood grain or decorative paper, to show through when you paint over with watercolors. DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground creates a soft, absorbent watercolor surface with a slightly cottony texture that’s similar to cold press paper. With this breakthrough archival-quality ground, artists can create new work on any surface, rescue flawed paintings, lift and scrub without damaging the painting surface, and frame without glass. There’s really no end to what can be done!

Key Features:
  • Absorbent watercolor ground
  • Works on multiple surfaces
  • Archival and acid-free.
  • Holds up to vigorous scrubbing 
Perfect For:
  • Watercolor Artists
  • Mixed media applications
  •  Framing without Glass
 
The beauty of watercolor is transparency and transparency is what gives watercolor paintings their distinctive clarity, luminosity, and realism. Now, with DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground, artists can get this unique visual quality on any surface they choose:
  • Wood & Plaster
  • Canvas & Masonite
  • All types of paper
  • Fabric
  • Glass & Plexiglass
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Stone & Masonry

Preparation
Absorbent or semi-absorbent surfaces require no special prep before brushing on DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground. These include paper, canvas and other fabrics, wood, plaster, shells, and hardboard. Non-absorbent surfaces such as metal, plastic or glass should be lightly abraded with sandpaper or steel wool before brushing on the Watercolor Ground.

Application
We recommend using Watercolor Ground straight from the container. It has a thick, brushable consistency. Use a soft-haired synthetic brush, foam brush or foam roller for a smoother finish, or a hog bristle brush for a more textured finish. The ground is highly pigmented so one coat will cover most surfaces; very absorbent surfaces such as unfinished softwood may require two coats, allowing the first coat to cure before adding the second. Wash brushes immediately after use.
TIP – when using the Watercolor Ground to Rescue a Painting, thin some Watercolor Ground in a small dish with up to 10% of water and use a soft brush like a hake brush to blend the edges.

Curing
Let Watercolor Ground dry and cure for at least 24 hours. This allows it to attain the right degree of absorption.

Painting
DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground works beautifully with watercolors and thinned acrylics. Because it creates a surface more absorbent than paper, you will want to use less water with your paint. Experiment and see what works best for you. It also works beautifully with DANIEL SMITH Masking Fluid.

Finishing
As with all watercolors, your work on DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground will need to be fixed if it will not be framed behind glass. We suggest spraying with a high quality, Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish with UVLS to protect your painting.

DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds give artists more freedom to paint with their watercolors; on any surface, rescue a watercolor painting and add more creative opportunities for painting with watercolors!

Downloads: MSDS/Size/Charts PDF's
Grid
Grid View
List
List View
Filter By

Filtering By:

Remove All Filters

Color

Shop DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds Up To 40 % Off List
Image

(Click Image)

Item #

(Click for Details)

Name Size
Color List Reg. Status Add qty to cart
Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Transparent, 4oz
V22801 V22801
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
4 oz 4 oz
Transparent Transparent
14.760000 $14.76
8.860000 $8.86
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Mars Black, 4oz
V22802 V22802
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
4 oz 4 oz
Mars Black Mars Black
14.760000 $14.76
8.860000 $8.86
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Buff Titanium, 4oz
V22803 V22803
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
4 oz 4 oz
Buff Titanium Buff Titanium
14.760000 $14.76
8.860000 $8.86
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • Prop 65 Prop 65-This product contains material known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive issues. Even if they contain only trace levels of harmful chemicals, warning is required. https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Titanium White, 4oz
V22804 V22804
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
4 oz 4 oz
Titanium White Titanium White
14.760000 $14.76
8.860000 $8.86
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • Prop 65 Prop 65-This product contains material known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive issues. Even if they contain only trace levels of harmful chemicals, warning is required. https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Mars Black, 16oz
V22805 V22805
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
16 oz 16 oz
Mars Black Mars Black
31.470000 $31.47
18.880000 $18.88
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Buff Titanium, 16oz
V22806 V22806
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
16 oz 16 oz
Buff Titanium Buff Titanium
31.470000 $31.47
18.880000 $18.88
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • Prop 65 Prop 65-This product contains material known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive issues. Even if they contain only trace levels of harmful chemicals, warning is required. https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Hurry Only 9 left

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Titanium White, 16oz
V22807 V22807
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
16 oz 16 oz
Titanium White Titanium White
31.470000 $31.47
18.880000 $18.88
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • Prop 65 Prop 65-This product contains material known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive issues. Even if they contain only trace levels of harmful chemicals, warning is required. https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Iridescent Gold, 4oz
V26494 V26494
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
4 oz 4 oz
Iridescent Gold Iridescent Gold
18.880000 $18.88
11.330000 $11.33
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground - Pearlescent White, 4oz
V26495 V26495
Watercolor Ground Watercolor Ground
4 oz 4 oz
Pearlescent White Pearlescent White
18.880000 $18.88
11.330000 $11.33
1 In Stock
Product Badge:
  • LPP Lowest Price - This item is already at the Best Lowest Price Possible and no further discounts or coupons can be applied.
  • Tech Notes: Click This Icon To See Tech Notes
Item Notes

(Tap/Hover)

Add To Lists

Loading more...

x

Subscribe to back in stock notification