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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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By T Bone
from St. Simons Island, Georgia
Comments about Blick Artists' Acrylic Gesso:
Paint the gesso on your canvas or panel for a smooth, opaque finish -- I like it because it covers smoothly and completely right away, although I add several coats and sand in between -- I don't really have any strong criticisms of this product --
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great thick gesso
This is a great thick gesso. Dries quickly.
Gesso? Just So
By Artful Novice
from Annandale, VA
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.
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.
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