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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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Comments about Liquitex Acrylic Gessos:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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Liquitex Clear Gesso
By MW Arts and Oddities
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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from Big Sur, CA..
Whenever I need art supplies I email Blick..Why waste your time going anywhere else, they have the best inventory, prices, and service..
Great clear gesso
By more paint
from Boston, MA
I use this product on linen; it allows the paint to sit directly on the neutral color.
goes on smooth
from Port Townsend, WA
I use this brand gesso to seal wood cradleboards before oil painting or before glueing down paper for collage. A couple of coats with some light sanding in between seems to work fine. It goes down very smooth....very easy to apply....and dries quickly. I have no complaints.
Liquidtex gesso is the best. Other brands suck
By Red tag
Liquidtex gesso used to prime boards for using acrylic or oils. It makes a smooth nonporous surface that allows the paint to move easily.
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