Liquitex Gesso Primer is a premium opaque acrylic gesso for preparing your surface for painting and drawing, providing a high level of tooth. Liquitex Gesso Primer provides the perfect tooth and superior colour adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces including canvas, paper, and wood. It’s the perfect gesso for priming your surface, ready to paint with acrylics and oils, draw with graphite and charcoal, or work on with oil pastels!
This gesso provides a bright white base for your artworks as it is an opaque white medium. Alternatively, you can mix Liquitex Gesso with acrylic paint to create a tinted ground for working with –Soft Body Acrylics will provide optimal consistency for this. The gesso dries to a flexible, non-yellowing layer that won’t crack.
To use, apply Liquitex Gesso Primer straight from the container with a flat broad brush or a roller. The gesso can also be thinned up to 25% with water, or beyond 25% with a mixture of water and Liquitex Matte medium in equal measure. Before applying the gesso, sand down hard or shiny surfaces and apply a thin coat of gesso to start, allowing it to dry for 24 hours before beginning your painting. For a smoother base, sand after your first coat and reapply gesso.
If using as a base for oil painting, it is recommended you apply 2-4 coats of Liquitex Gesso Primer and sand between coats.
With Liquitex Gesso Primers, you can establish a long-lasting, archival base for your painted or illustrated artworks. The professional standard of this gesso will help maintain the longevity of your artworks.