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Blick Professional Acrylic Gesso offers maximum opacity, tooth, adhesion, and water-resistance, plus the highest concentration of titanium pigment for the brightest white ground. Apply it to raw canvas, wood, hardboard, paper, and other porous surfaces as a preparatory ground for oil or acrylic painting.
The 100% pure acrylic polymer formula has a thick, heavy-bodied viscosity that covers in one coat and holds brushstrokes if desired. You can tint it to any shade using acrylic colors. Non-toxic and lead-free, it dries to a flat, flexible film that will not yellow or crack.
Blick Professional Acrylic Gesso is ready to use — no preliminary sizing or sealing is required. Apply it directly to a clean surface with a brush or roller. For best results, dilute the first coat with water or acrylic medium for the best surface penetration. Sand between each application for a smoother ground, allowing gesso to dry thoroughly between coats. Hard, shiny surfaces should be sanded before priming. Clean up with soap and water.
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I would buy this product again
from Boston, Ma
Comments about Blick Professional Acrylic Gesso:
It's great when you need a large quantity and priced right
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Sandpoint, Idaho
I stretch and gesso a lot of canvas. This works well for me and it's a good value
Good for the price
from Madison, WI
I really like this thick gesso, even if I mix with water and have several layers.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Harper, Texas
In the past, this gesso was average. Now, there is a thicker coverage, that glides on better than ever. I apply three layers working thin to thick and a little light sanding in between. I'm very pleased with this newer product and will tell others.
You pay for a premium
from Antioch, IL
It is really a great product. When painting, quality matters, no matter what your skill level. Who knows, buying a good product now might keep your art for a long time!
from Plano TX AND Palm Beach Fl
The product is great but it arrived broken! You need to pack the gesso with more padding.
Merchant response: Thank you for reaching out! We're sorry to learn that the gesso broke open in transit. If you have not already, please give our Customer Care Center a call at 1-800-723-2787, and we'll be glad to take care of this.
By Joe the Dummy
from Beaufort, SC
For those of us who have been around a while, we remember the Brill Cream slogan: "Just a dab will do ya". Blick Professional Gesso could well use the same slogan; this stuff is thick and just a small amount goes a long way. It is priced right, packed tight and nearly arrived overnight.
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from San Luis Obispo, CA
from Grand Blanc, Michigan
This is my first time using Gesso so I have nothing to which to compare it. I am loving this product, though. Jerry Yarnell suggested using Gesso as your primer and white paint, so I am trying it. I love how my canvas looks. You don't see the grid of the canvas anymore, just the picture.
from Hamden, CT
Great gesso for the price! Does the job.
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