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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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from Sioux Falls SD
Comments about Gessoed Hardboard Panels:
I have always used other super smooth panels for my oil paintings and really struggled to get the oil paint to stay put, it would just slide around. In order to combat this problem I would put a few coats of gesso on but it would loose the benefit of using something super smooth. I was very impressed when these panels showed up and there was just a touch (almost unable to feel it but enough to grab.). I have yet to paint an actual painting on these panels but I did do some work on a color wheel using this panel as was so increadibly happy with them. I don't foresee myself using any other panels to paint on. Very very good product for the price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Madison Va
I guess it's true, you get what you pay for. These are very affordable, which is why I bought them, but in order to use them I had to apply gesso (paint would not adhere otherwise, the brush continued to lift the paint/slide it around to reveal the board). Invest in something that is a better quality, you'll be happier with the outcome.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback. If we can be of assistance in your selection of a painting surface that will be more to your liking, we hope you'll let us help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST, and they're happy to work with you!
Great packaging for shipping
from SItka, Alaska
Excited to use mine!
My Families Favorite
from Pine Mtn Club, Ca
These boards are prefect for my family. Since they are gessoed and ready, and relatively inexpensive I keep 20 or so of these on hand at all times. With three sons sharing my studio space to have this product available when the urge strikes makes us all very happy. Thanks Blick!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not what I'm used to.
These panels are not comparable to ampersand panels. These seem to have a rather thin coating of gesso. The gesso looks more like a semi gloss enamel paint than gesso. There is a slight texture to them like the two is applied with a wide rubber for. The color seemed to be slightly off white. These are not up to my standard for my Airbrush work. I had to sand and re gesso these to be usable.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these panels didn't have the surface you expected. Please know that if ever you feel a product you purchase from us doesn't meet your needs, we're happy to help with a return or exchange. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
Great used as is.
Travel with gessoed panels
from Yellowstone, Montana
I recently travelled to the New England states to paint fall foliage. It was very easy to travel with these gessoed panels. Great painting surface! They are lightweight and sturdy. And they were easy to transport back home.
Worked well for our needs
from Elmwood Park, IL
We used the boards for our ladies church retreat. I placed a Bible verse cut out of contact paper onto the board and then the ladies painted over it with acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry they removed the contact paper to reveal the Bible verse. These board were very economical they worked well over all. What I didn't like is that the paint can easily scratch off. Also we drilled holes for threading twine to hang. It flaked a little. Overall I would recommend if you need something economical for a craft project. I would use them again. They are very durable. The ladies loved the project!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent choice for particular tehniques
from Miami, Fl
I use them for quick oil sketches ( studies for larger artworks ). I really love this panels for their quality and affordability. However, they are excellent just for particular techniques which requires a use of soft (synthetic or mink/sable) brushes and thin paint application. Artist who works with heavy body paint and bristle brushes may hate this support for it's 'slippery' property.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The Best Gessoed Panels!!
from West Yellowstone, Montana
I just started painting on gessoed panels and I am so happy with the Speedball panels. They are well made... Smooth painting surface ......Sturdy panels.They are so light weight they work really well for plain air painting.Just cannot say enough nice things about these panels! Thank you, Speedball!
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