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Prepare canvas, linen, and board with bright white, non-permeable Dick Blick Studio Gesso — the perfect primer for oil and acrylic painting. It covers beautifully in two coats and dries quickly.
Best of all, it features a lower price than most other brands. Unlike many low-cost student gessoes, Blick uses only titanium dioxide pigment in this opaque gesso. Choose Blick Studio for full coverage in two passes.
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dont buy this
Comments about Blick Studio Gesso:
I have been using other brands and this was very reasonable and now I see why. Remember you get what you pay for.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this gesso didn't perform as you were expecting. Please know that if you would ever like more information on or comparison of the attributes of gesso or paints, our Product Information Specialists are happy to assist you. They're available from 8am to 5:30pm CST Monday through Friday at 1-800-933-2542, or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They/'ll be glad to help you!
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I've used this more many years.
from Macomb, MI
I have used Blick gesso for many years as an artist and a teacher.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Blick Studio Gesso
I use this to cover panesl to use for oil painting. It goes on smoothly and covers well.
Great cheaper gesso option
By Karin the painter
from New york NY
I use this gesso to replace white paint along with the normal use of gesso. It does not crack or get really chalky like a lot of cheap gesso does when applied thick.
Not good gesso
It's cheap both in price and quality.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you were not happy with our Gesso. At Blick, we stand behind our Products and are always happy to help you with a return or exchange for another product that might be a better fit. One of our Product Experts will be contacting you to see if we can help you select one of our higher-quality lines which are more suitable for professional works. You can also reach us at 1.800.933.2542, if you have any questions!
Decent Gesso - Decent Price
from Terre Haute IN.
I am a professional painter and I turn out about 20 large works per year. As such I need a decent quality gesso that doesn't cost too much. I prefer the studio grade with 3 coats and a final sanding to a one coat gesso. The bulk size is a plus for me because of the number of works I turn out per year. It's not the best gesso out there but the price is right.
this Gesso is nice!
It's really good to cover the canvas or linen. It is smooth to paint oil color.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
not happy with this product
I bought a whole gallon of this and was excited to use what I thought was a relatively high-quality but affordable gesso, but apparently you do get what you pay for. I found that this gesso has a quite plasticky texture, and thought the pigment wasn't opaque enough (some parts of the gesso seemed very translucent and syrupy despite being stirred thoroughly in the gallon container before use). It also requires more than 2 coats for complete coverage despite the product description saying it "covers beautifully in 2 coats". It seems to dry pretty thin, and requires maybe at least 5 coats before it dries to a thickness on the canvas that can be considered reasonably opaque enough to paint on, so you're not really saving with this product since you're applying more of it.I was especially disappointed because I had the gallon shipped all the way to the Philippines since gesso is very expensive here. Since I can't return it, I've been wondering whether I should just try experimenting with stirring in some calcium carbonate to make it thicker and more opaque.All in all, pretty disappointed with this product. Will probably not buy this again. I might want to try the Liquitex brand next time.
from outer banks, nc
if you are a poor prolific painter, this bulk buy is the way to go. it seems to prep the surface of canvas and wood panel pretty well with two coats.
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
gesso is fine but too hard to open
By joel f
from tacoma, wa
the gesso is fine but the lid is made of thick plastic so its very hard to open. not looking forward to being frustrated everytime i have to pry off the lid. still have an old bucket so i will transfer over but i hate this type of closure in packaging.
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