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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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Gesso? Just So
By Artful Novice
from Annandale, VA
Comments about Blick Artists' Acrylic Gesso:
Being new to painting, I don't have a basis for comparing this gesso to others, but it worked beautifully for me and I think it was a good buy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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good size, good price
from Collierville, TN
A much better size than I was able to find in my local art supply store as so little is needed for most projects. A great price as well
By Sabbath Dauber
from Los Angeles, CA
Check out the prices of Gesso. Unbelievable, and many do a very poor job. Fortunately, I ordered some Blick gesso a while ago and was very pleasantly surprised. This is the best gesso I have ever used. It is thick, but goes on smoothly. It dries fast to a bright white, and (this is the part I like best) it leaves plenty of "tooth" when used on a smooth support, such as masonite. It is perfect for me and reasonably priced. I love this stuff!
Blicks Artist Gesso
from Fergus Falls, Mn.
Nice and thick, covers well, good value, better price than most Artist quality gesso's.
from Portland, OR
I use gesso to prepare canvasses for abstract paintings. I love the smooth, durable finish, which is a perfect surface for the many layers of texture and paint.
I bought this Gesso to prepare thin wood placques for painting. It it nice and thick but went on smoothly and sanded nicely when dry. I like the size of the container, but I will definitely buy a bigger one next time because I will use it a lot. When I made a mistake in a painting I found Gesso covered well and I was able to fix my error after it dried. Good stuff.
Very good gesso
By J. S. Rowe
from Upstate NY
Although I normally use this as the base coat for certain types of very large acrylic paintings, I recently used this gesso to cover the surface of a white linen folding screen. I diluted the gesso with some liquid airbrush medium to make it soak into the cloth and it still did a great job of blocking the light.
By Tim E.
from Oakland, CA
I've used the black gesso on unfinished pine board, and the coverage is excellent. Two coats make a nice dark, matte black ground. I intend to leave some of the black gesso showing in the final paintings, and it looks good. I would expect black gesso to have better coverage compared to white, but I'm still impressed by how opaque it is. It is very dark black, but keep in mind that a matte finish black isn't going to be quite as dark as a glossy black. For my application it is perfect.
Great coverage in two coats. Smooth and not clumpy. Great value.
Works as promised
from Orlando, FL
I've used more expensive brand names but not seen any appreciable difference in performance. Now, how it stands the test of time, I can't answer.
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