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A ready-mixed painting ground, Liquitex Gesso can be used with any kind of paint. It covers in one coat and remains brilliantly white, flexible, and non-cracking. Gesso provides the perfect "tooth" and adhesion to a wide variety of supports and surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood. It can be thinned with water. Available in a wide variety of sizes.
Liquitex Acrylic Gessos are suitable for Liquitex High Viscosity and Medium Viscosity Acrylics, and other artist grade acrylic paints. For student painting projects, use Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso.
This Clear Gesso makes an excellent high-tooth, stable surface for most media. It dries clear to translucent, depending on thickness. Flexible and non-yellowing when dry. Mix Liquitex Clear Gesso with acrylic paint to create a colored gesso.
This Colored Gesso usually covers in one coat and is flexible, non-yellowing, and non-cracking. It provides good tooth and adhesion to a variety of surfaces. Use it alone or dilute with up to 25% water. Liquitex Colored Gesso is hue balanced and can be tinted with Liquitex Soft or Heavy Body Acrylics.
Super Heavy Gesso
An innovative, impasto, Titanium White gesso that holds its sculptural shape until dry. Super Heavy Gesso has all the attributes of traditional acrylic gesso and is ideal for thick and sculptural applications with knife or brush.
Super Heavy Gesso
An innovative, impasto, Titanium White gesso that holds its sculptural shape until dry. Super Heavy Gesso has all the attributes of traditional acrylic gesso and is ideal for thick and sculptural applications with knife or brush. AP non-toxic.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Liquitex products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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I absolutely would buy this again.
from South Carolina
Comments about Liquitex Acrylic Gessos:
I used this on a wood panel. I wanted certain areas of my painting to still show the wood patterns. Because this is gesso, it does still have a very very slight white tint to it when applied, however you will still be able to see through it once applied. I didn't have any problems applying this, I used a black sponge brush. Only thing I wasn't sure about was how many coats to apply, the bottle didnt say, so I just did one coat
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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You can still see the wood in the lighter parts. I have not applied any varnish to this yet, but when I do Im hoping the wood shows up even more. I will post another picture once I finish this piece
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Acrylic Gessos I love it!! It covers great
By Tucson Terri
from Tucson Arizona
It covers great and is an excellent base coat to work on
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used it as a base coat on the rubber toy and when I finished I spray it with polyurethane
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Excellent gesso for mixed media techniques
from Ojai Ca
This gesso is a little thinner than Blick or a golden.This makes it spread and mix with other mediums more easily.In some cases you want a thicker, more plasterlike gesso.In my opinion it's great to have both.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I use this to cover pages in my art journal and other substrates. It has a pour spout, which is great. And though it has fluidity to it, it covers really well. Very smooth texture as well.
In a painting class we were taught how to prime our own masonite boards which is much less expensive than buying them pre-primed. Liquitex was suggested but people used other products too. This one was the the winner - it was easy to see why it was spec'd.Using a 2" brush like those used for wall paint, you brush the gesso on in all directions. The secret to getting a smooth surface is to keep going until it is dry. As it dries the brush smooths out the striations and makes it really smooth.
Best price/Best Buy
from Marietta, Ga.
Blicks has the best price I can find for most art materials including Liquitex Gesso. I've tried cheaper gessoes trying to save money, but it has never been worth it. Liquutex gesso is smooth, high quality and with the best coverage. You will save money and have better results with Liquitex every time.
from New York City
used it for decades to prime illustration boards and Masonite panels
Super heavy gesso used as board primer or as paint
from Logan, Utah
I am using the product as white paint as opposed to regular white acrylic paint. It stays moist longer and mixes well with other colors. At the moment I am still experimenting because I have started using Atelier acrylic and mediums. I am using the super heavy gesso to see if it works as well and will use it only to prime the surface of the board, mixed with a pigment to stain the surface. Hope this helps.
Great service as always
from Boise, ID
A very versatile product that expands the potential of many drawing and painting approaches.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Liquitex Clear Gesso
from Detroit, MI
Liquitex's clear acrylic gesso is my go to for all forms of surface priming. This clear gesso provides perfect surface quality with extremely high "tooth" when used alone, but can be mixed with matte medium to smooth it out a bit. It is extremely matte and translucent, as expected. Tinting it with acrylic colors works extremely well as it does not require large amounts of paint to get a colored ground. I even use it to prime 3D miniature figures instead of the more common spray primers and find this technique is the best. BONUS: It also doesn't smell like cheap house paint primer, like most less expensive gessos (it has virtually no smell).
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