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Jerry's World's Greatest - White Acrylic Artist Gesso Primer

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Ultra-smooth, ultra-white gesso primer for fine art in acrylics and oils!

To produce a true masterpiece, begin at the base — with Jerry's World's Greatest Gesso! This acrylic gesso primer paint is highly pigmented, bright white, with a thick, creamy consistency and smooth, even tooth for ideal paint adhesion.

Jerry's World's Greatest Gesso is the ideal choice for any artist from student to professional: for the finest art from the ground up, buy the best selling, Jerry's World's Greatest Gesso Paint!

Key Features:
  • Bright white acrylic gesso primer
  • Thick, creamy consistency
  • Smooth, even-toothed finish
Perfect For:
  • A uniform painting surface
  • Artwork in acrylics, oils & alkyds
  • Beginner & professional artists
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Jerry's World's Greatest - White Acrylic Artist Gesso Primer

Ultra-smooth, ultra-white gesso primer for fine art in acrylics and oils!

To produce a true masterpiece, begin at the base — with Jerry's World's Greatest Gesso! This acrylic gesso primer paint is highly pigmented, bright white, with a thick, creamy consistency and smooth, even tooth for ideal paint adhesion.

How to use gesso: Coat your chosen canvas, panel or board with steady, even strokes, allow to dry, and sand to the desired finish. For the best coverage, apply a few coats in this manner, altering the brushstroke direction each time, and you'll achieve the perfect surface for any artwork in acrylics, oils and alkyds!

Jerry's World's Greatest Gesso is the ideal choice for any artist from student to professional: for the finest art from the ground up, buy the best selling, Jerry's World's Greatest Gesso Paint!

Key Features:

  • Bright white acrylic gesso primer
  • Thick, creamy consistency
  • Smooth, even-toothed finish
  • Sold in quart or gallon pails
Perfect For:

  • A uniform painting surface
  • Artwork in acrylics, oils & alkyds
  • Beginner & professional artists
  • The basis of a masterpiece!

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TIP: How to apply gesso to an unprimed canvas or panel.

Jerry's World's Greatest - White Acrylic Artist Gesso Primer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 94.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent coverage excellent smoothing qualities, good coverage
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gen Good for the cost, relative to other products.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Gesso Best gesso over. I paint for a living, and it is the only gesso I use. It is the perfect consistency - it is thick but has great coverage. It is not glossy (I find that distracting with other acrylic gesso's). It works well with both acrylic and oil mediums. Two coats with some sand paper between each coat and you are good to go.
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it First time trying this gesso. I make Venetian mask using traditional techniques. So far this gesso is working great for my use.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Sailing Wow, this gesso goes on smoothly. Very creamy and lovely.
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST GESSO I've Ever Used! I have tried so many gessos over the years of being a artist and haven't liked ANY of them. They all seemed like white acrylic paint but a bit thicker. I've searched and searched for a gesso that dries completely and is really sandable. Found a review of this Jerry's World's Greatest Gesso and thought I'd give it a try. I was instantly in love and beyond excited. It goes on easily, is lovely and thick/creamy, dries quickly and is so beautifully sandable. I can leave brush marks in if I want, or use it to texture a surface, or sand it gorgeously smooth. This, for me, is a game changer. I was so excited I was texting my entire family who was most likely rolling their eyes and wondering if I was ok. I will never use another gesso. THIS is the stuff of my dreams. I am not joking. I LOVE IT!
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2019-03-31
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Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only gesso I use! Priced below other brands, goes on smoothly, it's the only gesso I use for priming my canvases.
Date published: 2019-03-19
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How many coats are recommended to prime a canvas

Asked by: Mimiof2grands
Thank you for contacting us. Each artist has there own idea on how many coats of gesso to apply to a canvas when priming. Most apply 2 or 3 coats. You want to sand down the dried gesso between each coat. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-04-03

Can this gesso be painted over old oil paintings so I can paint acrylics?

Asked by: Devie
No, you cannot do that. This is an acrylic gesso and you should never paint acrylic on top of oil paint. The oil paint will gas out and compromise the integrity of the acrylic paint on top. You can paint a new oil painting on top of the oil painting, but you cannot apply acrylic paint to the canvas. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-05-17

Perhaps I received a bad batch, but I find this product terrible. When I brush it on the canvas, it leaves all kinds of little chunks that I then have to spend all kinds of time trying to pick out before it dries. Has anyone else run into this issue?

Asked by: Elin M
It does sound like you have received a defective batch of gesso. We regret to hear that your order arrived defective. Please call our customer service center at 800-827-8478 or email us at [email protected] within 30 days so that one of our representatives can assist you with an exchange, refund, or credit transaction to your satisfaction.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-05-17

Is this product translucent enough that I can paint it over my line drawing before I start painting?

Asked by: Lori B in NC
A thin coat of gesso should not fully obscure your line drawing. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-02-13

What do you use to SAND the gesso'd canvas surface?

Asked by: Dinkie
Sandpaper can be used to sand down a dry gessoed canvas.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2017-12-04
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World's Greatest Acrylic Gesso Primer 1 Quart - White
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World's Greatest Acrylic Gesso Primer 1 Gallon Pail - White
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World's Greatest Acrylic Gesso Primer Carton of 4 one Gallon Pails - White
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