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These ready-to-paint, tempered hardboard panels are factory-coated with gesso. They're excellent for oils, acrylics, gouache, egg tempera, or pen-and-ink.
Panels have a smooth surface. Each panel is 1/8" (3 mm) thick.
Note — The permanence of tempered hardboard as a painting surface is unknown. Paintings are known to have survived intact from the 1930s.
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LIKE PAINTING ON GLASS
from NEW JERSEY
Comments about Gessoed Hardboard Panels:
priming just too slick for acrylic, to my horror paint scraped off finished paintings would be fantastic if manufacturer would use a real acrylic gesso ,the priming is like glass , still a bargain but you have to gesso the back of the panel with quality priming , please speedball fix it !!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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You get what you pay for
The price is right but the surface is just too slick.Realizing I had a problem, I researched online and realized (too late) I had yielded to the temptation of price.The surface is simply too slick. Other uses suggest that one should sand it, then apply gesso or oil ground.That is what I will have to do.Next order, I will try the Ampersand brand. I understand (but have not tested) that Ampersand has a surface with more tooth.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these panels didn't have the surface you were looking for. One of our Customer Care Team Members will be reaching out to offer further assistance.
Better than you might think
from Daytona Beach, FL
Sometimes you want to use a firmer support rather than the bounce of a stretched canvas or the rougher tooth of a canvas panel. These panels are great for smooth blending with just enough tooth to pull the paint from the brush.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I'm very happy with these panels.
from Boulder, CO
For the price, I haven't found anything better or more versatile. After applying a light coat of gesso these panels are fantastic with watercolor as well as oil and acrylic. I have ordered them in various sizes quite a few times and they have arrived without damage. The only problem I see is that some people may not want to go to the trouble of applying gesso and I don't think they would be a very good surface for paint without it.
Easy to use
from Brooklyn, NY
These gessoed boards are perfect for beginners and masters alike. Not having a lot of storage and work space, these are great options and easy to use.
Paint does not adhere !
Acrylic paint does not adhere to the surface. You can just scrape it off completely with a palette knife after its dry. Not acceptable at all if you're a professional artist.It's too bad cause it would be nice to be able to buy some gessoed panels and not have to spend time preparing the surface.. Unfortunately I have had to just gesso the back of the panels with normal gesso that actually functions and hold acrylic paint.Though since these are really inexpensive ,.. It's not so bad to just buy them as Masonite panels knowing you will just prepare the back surface as your functioning work surface and chalk up the weird concoction they have used to prepare the other side, which does not hold paint properly as a "back of the panel protector" ...... It's still easier to just mail order these than it is to buy Masonite from the hardware store and make a bunch of cuts. I just wish they had just used normal gesso !!
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. These panels do have a very smooth finish, and we understand that it may not be to everyone's liking. If you would like the opportunity to discuss other options that may work better for you, we hope you'll reach out to our Product Information Team. They're available from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542, or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing form you!
very useful material
Used this for painting, crafting, and making chalkboards. Very useful material.
Perfect Product for Christmas
The gesso boards I received were beyond my expectations and the quality is superior. Thank you so much for your wonderful services providing great prices for artists, such as myself, for mass production sales before christmas.
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from New york
Smooth and nice painting result for detail work
By Nan the artist
from Columbus, OH
I paint with oils a lot on boards and was looking for a budget friendly alternative to the big name brand. The boards are very nice but the surface is super slick. I prefer a slightly absorbant surface. So, I will be coating the backside of these with a couple coats of gesso for my paintings. Overall, even considering my time to put the gesso on, these are at a price point I like. Just wish my local Blicks would move to a larger building so they could have more stock so I wouldn't have to order online.
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