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Tri-Art’s 100% acrylic gesso has superior covering power and flexibility. It dries to a matte black finish which can be easily sanded to provide a smoother ground. Combine black and white gessos to create intermediate shades. To create a more textured ground, combine it with Tri-Art Modeling Paste until the desired effect is achieved.
Applied directly from the jar or thinned with polymer medium or water, Tri-Art Gesso will seal all semi-absorbent surfaces, while creating a neutral painting surface. For maximum performance, apply three to four coats of Gesso to the ground.
Do not apply acrylic gesso to oily or greasy surfaces. Both acrylic and oil paints will adhere to the dry gesso film. When using an acrylic gesso with oil-based or alkyd paints, be extra careful that the surface is dry and fully cured.
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Easy To sand
Comments about Tri-Art Finest Acrylic Black Gesso:
I am using this gesso as a ground for oil paintings on board. I rolled it and it is super easy to use, spreads readily, and has excellent coverability; it's super pigmented. But what I truly love about it is how easy it was to sand. All other water-based gessos I have used in the past have been virtually unsandable because the sanded particles melt with the friction from sanding and gum up the sandpaper, thus making sanding a real chore. This gesso does not do that! I love it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Gesso for Priming Canvases
from Centennial, CO
I needed to prime several canvas boards for a teaching event. The consustency was perfect for using a foam roller.
Great product for to prepare canvas or boards.
I use this product to prepare my canvas or boards to do a wet on wet type painting or when I need a dark background.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Fargo, ND
I really like how smooth and buttery this gesso is. It goes on so easily and is an excellent way to prepare the canvas. I had the black gesso tucked away for almost a year. I rediscovered it and found it to perform just a nicely as when I first opened it. I highly recommend it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
This product did what I wanted
By Nancy nurse
from Fairfield, IL
This product worked great for preparing my canvus for painting night scenes.
Tri-Art mediums have been formulated to provide artists with an endless range of textures, effects, and finishes. Tri-Art Polymer Mediums have a similar consistency to Tri-Art Liquid Acrylic paint - the ideal medium for extending color and creating rich glazes. Tri-Art Modeling paste provides a high relief textured ground that can even be sanded or carved! Tri-Art Gessos are smooth, flexible, sand-able and absorbent. Tri-Art Sludge Gesso is the most economical and ecological gesso while providing an opaque and flexible ground. Tri-Art Top Coat Hard is designed as a non-removable final coat for rigid supports. It dries glass clear to a tough, scratch resistant, glossy finish.
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