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Grumbacher is known for the high quality of its thick-formula gesso. Use it to prepare canvas, wood, untempered pressed wood, cardboard, plaster, concrete, and masonry for painting with oil or acrylic colors.
Grumbacher Acrylic Gesso may be thinned with water or tinted with acrylic paint to create a colored ground.
® Grumbacher is a registered trademark of Chartpak.
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My favorite gesso
from Kalispell, MT
Comments about Grumbacher Acrylic Gesso:
Whether using oil or acrylics on masonite board or a linen canvas Grumbacher gesso has better 'tooth' for accepting the paints. It lasts a long time and is easy to apply.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Thick and smooth gesso
from Kingwood ,
I mixed the gesso with water to get an easy to apply consistency. I tried applying it to my stretched, cotton duck, canvas, thinned with just a little water, and it was hard to apply. I brushed the unprimed canvas with water first and the gesso was much easier to apply.
The ONLY Gesso that I use
from Lansing, MI
This is the only Gesso that I use with my acrylic paintings. I use this instead of the Titanium white tubes; thicker and goes on brighter!
Single source supplier
from Naples, ID
Looked everywhere for this quality product until I finally found it at Blicks. Delivery was prompt and price was a good value for the quality. Blicks will be my supplier for acrylic paints and other supplies in the future.
THE ONE YOU NEED
By Keith the Golden Guru.
from South Bend, In
This is the only Gesso that you will ever use.
I love this stuff.
from Claremore Ok
I paint with it. Love it.
from Concord N.C
Great for acrylic painting...Have yet to find one that compares..Hands down the BEST GESSO AROUND....
I not only used gesso to prep a canvas but use it as my white acrylic as well. Grumbacher's gesso is heavy enough that it gives an opaqueness to whatever it covers, which is great to cover up mistakes. I use it to mix colors as well. I will buy Grumbacher's again and again. It does a much better job that some of the thinner gessos.
By Artist In Training
from Bozeman, Montana
I use the heavy body gesso instead of white with acrylic paint.
wonderful white for smooth transitions
from Los Angeles, CA
Blends beautifully. Just love it, especially to use as white in underpaintings.
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