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Hardbord is a better support from start to finish!
Build up your own unique painting grounds and textures on this ultra-stable hardboard support. Its high-density fiber core is engineered for stability, eliminating the warping and bowing issues common to other substrates.
Moisture-resistant and acid-free, Hardbord contains no formaldehyde or harmful volatile organic compounds, and accepts all commercial and handmade gesso grounds.
Hardbord is made in the USA.
2" Deep Cradled Hardbord
Hardbord is available with a 2" deep cradle for hanging with no additional framing. Edges are sanded, so you can apply your favorite ground to create an extra dimensional painting.
3/4" Cradled Hardbord
Hardbord is available with a 3/4" deep cradle for hanging with no additional framing. Edges are sanded, so you can apply your favorite ground to create an extra dimensional painting.
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By NOLA artist
from New Orleans
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good quality board for a fair price
from Boston MA
I am using the larger boards mainly as supports for paper and I'm quite happy with them
I bought 2 to start and ordered 4 more when they arrived!
from Kalamazoo, MI
I mount yupo paper to the surface and resin over both. The panels are great quality and durable.
By MixedMedia Artist
from Phoenix Az
This hardbord is an awesome product to use for my mixed media, not a lot of preparing the wood. AWESOME !
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By gogee emoji
from San Francisco, CA
i have used Hardbord for several years now, and it is an excellant product. Different companies produce masonite boards for painters, and this one of the better ones. On the 8-by-10 inch and smaller boards ---i would say the one-eighth inch thickness is fine. However when choosing, for instance, a 16-by-20 size ...i would prefer to see a board thickness of one-quarter inch.
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By The Princess of Alexandra
from Henrico, VA
I love painting on my Ampersand Hardboards. I first spray gesso them with 4 coats of gesso. I buy 8x10 boards and frame them myself. I use gouache paint and they hold up perfectly on the boards. The boards are firm and lightweight. They are perfect for framing and hanging. I strongly recommend them for painting.
will buy again
By donation art
from CA and UT
for plein air painting in both oils and pastels.fits nicely into frames. handles different grounds easily
from Brunswick, ME
Ampersand as a company is one of the best I've ever dealt with, plus their hardboard is a fantastic multi purpose product. I have a whole bunch of boards in a range of sizes as supports for taping down watercolour paper, much lighter and just about as stable as masonite, and obviously sturdier than cardboard... and the hardboard can take a whole range of treatments to paint on directly. Seriously, I have stacks.
Economical & time saving
from Denver, CO
Great surface for mounting photographs & collage projects. Panel might need a coat of gesso if mounted image is to transparentEliminates the need for framing & has a contemporary look
My Go To for Oil Painting
By Colorado Painter
from Silverthorne, CO
I use nothing but Hardboard for my painting surface. Archival and easy to use, a few layers of gesso provide an excellent base for oils. I like harder surfaces as opposed to the flexibility of canvas and I prefer the unprimed Hardboard vs. the Gessoboard panels by Ampersand.
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