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Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Surface Prep Mediums

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Create the perfect absorbency, texture and archival ground

Liquitex Gesso is an acrylic-based gesso that provides excellent "tooth" and adhesion to a wide variety of supports and surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper, and metal. Liquitex professional gessoes usually take just one coat and are the perfect surface preparation for oil or acrylic paint. You can thin the gesso with up to 25% water depending on your thickness preferences. Compatible with Liquitex High Viscosity and Medium Viscosity Acrylics, you can create a custom-colored ground. With Liquitex Gesso, you can prime your substrates with an archival ground and create the perfect level of absorbency and texture at the same time.

Key Features:
  • Primes surfaces and adds a high level of tooth
  • Stiffens canvases
  • Optimum absorbency for paint application
  • Professional archival base
  • Will last generations
  • Fully mixable with all Liquitex products
  • Use undiluted or thin with up to 25% water
  • If using as a base for oils, apply 2-4 coats and sand between applications
Perfect For:
  • Acrylic and oil painters
  • Creating a surface for preliminary charcoal or pencil drawings
  • Dry ground for oils
  • Custom colored grounds
  • A uniform painting surface
  • Artwork in acrylics, oils & alkyds
  • Professional artists

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Create the perfect absorbency, texture and archival ground

Liquitex Gesso is an acrylic-based gesso that provides excellent "tooth" and adhesion to a wide variety of supports and surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper, and metal. Liquitex professional gessoes usually take just one coat and are the perfect surface preparation for oil or acrylic paint. You can thin the gesso with up to 25% water depending on your thickness preferences. Compatible with Liquitex High Viscosity and Medium Viscosity Acrylics, you can create a custom-colored ground. With Liquitex Gesso, you can prime your substrates with an archival ground and create the perfect level of absorbency and texture at the same time.

Key Features:
  • Primes surfaces and adds a high level of tooth
  • Stiffens canvases
  • Optimum absorbency for paint application
  • Professional archival base
  • Will last generations
  • Fully mixable with all Liquitex products
  • Use undiluted or thin with up to 25% water
  • If using as a base for oils, apply 2-4 coats and sand between applications
Perfect For:
  • Acrylic and oil painters
  • Creating a surface for preliminary charcoal or pencil drawings
  • Dry ground for oils
  • Custom colored grounds
  • A uniform painting surface
  • Artwork in acrylics, oils & alkyds
  • Professional artists
 

Clear Gesso - Use for masking under-paintings and unique grounds in presentation for over-paintings. Ideal high tooth surface for pastel, oil pastel, graphite, and charcoal. Flexible and non-yellowing when dry 

Super Heavy Gesso - An innovative Titanium White gesso that holds structural shape until dry.  It has all the attributes of traditional acrylic gesso and is ideal for thick and sculptural applications. AP non-toxic. 

White Gesso - A white 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. Tint with acrylic colors before application for toned grounds.

Black Gesso - This Colored Gesso usually covers in one coat and is flexible, non-cracking, and non-yellowing. It provides the right amount of tooth and adhesion to a variety of surfaces. Use it alone or dilute with up to 25% water.

Neutral Gray Gesso - This colored gesso contains a blend of pigments that produce a matte grey opaque finish, which allows you to build depth from a neutral grey base. Usually covers in one coat and is flexible, non-yellowing, and non-cracking. Use it alone or dilute with up to 25% water. Liquitex Colored Gesso is hue balanced and can be tinted with Soft or Heavy Body Acrylics.

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