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Our own exclusive artists' grade gesso offers good opacity, tooth, adhesion, and water-resistance at an economical Blick price.
Apply it to raw canvas, wood, hardboard, paper, and other porous surfaces as an excellent preparatory ground for oil or acrylic painting. The 100% pure acrylic polymer formula has a rich, smooth viscosity that is easy to spread and covers in one to two coats.
White Gesso features a high percentage of titanium dioxide that assures a brilliant white, non-yellowing ground. It may be tinted to any shade you desire using acrylic colors. Black Gesso provides an excellent ground for artwork with deep color palettes.
Non-toxic and lead free, Blick Artists' Acrylic Gesso dries to a flat, flexible film and cleans up with soap and water.
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GREAT opaque gesso
from Des Moines, IA
Comments about Blick Artists' Acrylic Gesso:
I was in need of gesso, and since we don't have a local Dick's, bought some at Michael's (w/coupon) -- got the Liquitex brand and Dick's is WAY better! Dick's does the job with just one coat, whereas with Liquitex, you have to apply at least 2, if not more, coats.I always try to buy DickBlick brand in whatever category. Lower price and just a good quality. Just wish we had one locally. BUT thanks for lowering your shipping to under $50! That helps!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Thin gesso good for a white transparent wash
Dick Blick 'artist' gesso is not like Utrecht pro grade Gesso. So don't expect that. It's good for the price if u want a light white transparent wash. It would take several coats to create an opaque layer with DB artist gesso. With that in mind I could recommend this product because of the low price. Ultimately, however, although Utrecht pro grade gesso is way more expensive by volume, you would probably save money by going with Utrecht pro grade gesso. DB artist gesso is thin gesso good for transparent washes.
from Woodstock, IL
Prime Gallery Canvas before painting with Professional Acrylic Paints.
An affordable, quick drying, Acrylic Gesso, I like it a lot!
from Evansville, IN
I have a 4'x4' stretched canvas that i received from a family member,however it needed to be gessoed. This product worked wonderfully, easy to apply, quick to dry, two coats & 48 hours later it was ready for a world of color. I should mention i used the entire jar. Good value!
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Blick Artist' Acrylic Gesso Great Coverate
from saint louis, MO
We used this on canvas that had previously been painted on. Covered very well.
from Pittsburgh, PA
I purchased it to mix with black acrylic pain for the underside of my glass pallet...It did the job just fine and was easy to mix, spread and clean up.
Works like I need it to!
from Marblehead, MA
I'm a pretty loyal Golden customer, but this gesso is just as good and cant beat the price.
By my coloring book
from raymond washington
i use this to undercover for watercolors. goldilocks gesso. just right. never dissappoints.
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watercolor over Blick gesso on canvas
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Artia Acrylic Gesspts"
from Baldwinville, Ma
By Christi The Artist
from The Colony, TX
I love the way this gesso goes onto the canvas, with a smooth, creamy texture. Coverage is excellent and the color is very resistant to water and smudging, after it is dry. Great product for the price.
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