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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.
® Speedball is a registered trademark.
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My Families Favorite
from Pine Mtn Club, Ca
Comments about Gessoed Hardboard Panels:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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!
(4 of 4 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!
Great for daily painting
from Kansas City, Mo
I love that these store easily and are affordable. I bought many of these in 8" x 10" to do a small painting every morning for 30 days or as long as I can without breaking the chain. I love the surface for painting and it's a no fuss, low pressure way to just pull out a panel and get started painting.
Great price, great board, no-grip finish
By Volunteer Art Teacher
from N Minnesota
For beginner acrylic painters, the finish was disappointing. I will have to gesso the remainder of what I ordered in order to use them with my students.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these panels aren't to your liking, and if you prefer to return them, we understand. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out to assist you.
Good for practicing
I use acrylics and After reading the reviews I pretty much knew what I was getting. I used them to practice techniques and ideas. The surface is really slick, so I put a thin, tinted, gesso base down and it gave it more tooth. The acrylics will scratch off the surface really easy after they dry. But when I applied a sealer/Matt finish, it was fine. Best thing is the price. You can afford to try them out. And if you end up hating them, no big loss..
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