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Canvas preparation forever changed when Utrecht introduced its Professional Acrylic Gesso in 1957. Utrecht created its formula with the belief that a solid foundation is essential to the appearance, stability, and longevity of an artist's work. The result is an acid-free, archivally sound formula considered to be one of the finest acrylic grounds available today.
Utrecht Professional Gesso is formulated with a high concentration of exceptional-grade titanium dioxide for optimal whiteness and outstanding covering power. The top-quality polymer binder produces a highly stable yet flexible surface that ensures no bleed-through. The heavy-bodied viscosity retains brushstrokes when applied in concentration, is self-leveling when applied smoothly, and can be sanded to a smooth finish for highly detailed work.
Use Utrecht Professional Gesso as a ground for oils, acrylics, alkyds, and water mixable oils on a variety of supports including linen, cotton, paper, board, wood, plaster, and stone.
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Founded more than 65 years ago in the Utrecht neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Utrecht is known worldwide as a leading manufacturer of top-quality, handcrafted paints and other art supplies. A groundbreaking company, Utrecht is officially recognized by the Brooklyn Made program sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. This seal denotes Utrecht’s Gold Certification status and its position as a leading, locally based manufacturer and employer.
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The very best gesso ever
from Boise, ID
Comments about Utrecht Art Utrecht Professional Acrylic Gesso:
I use this product over all commercial bought canvas, I like added texture and the roughness I can create. I am working on several large pieces now that I want the added coats. Also it can be thinned down if needed.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy again
from Santa Fe, N M
Great for texture or thin and use smooth very versital
Best Gesso Out There
from Wakefield, MA
This Gesso covers extremely well and the consistency is perfect. It never seems to dry out. I use it for my white when painting also. Love it.
Best Gesso on the Market
By Rebecca, artist
from Santa Cruz, CA
Once you use this gesso, you'll never use another. Rich, creamy and flexible…love it!
Much better than any other product used. Malleable consistency, not runny, and easily spreadable. Use as white for acrylic paintings too.
from Sanbornton, NH
I use this gesso on all canvas and boards.
from New Orleans
Perfect for gessoing canvases. I've been using it for years now!
the best gesso ever
By ms. t
from erwin, tennessee
we use it to cover raw canvas, 3-d sculpture letters, book covers to paint and much more
Yummy to use...and great price
from Sarasota, Florida.
Utrecht Professional Acrylic Gesso...excellent product...yummy to use...has great weight and is really moveable and good for creating dimension on the substrate. I'm delighted to have discovered it now and will use it forever! Can't think of one thing wrong with it!
Decent quality for price
By Plein Air Painter
from San Francisco, CA
This gesso is rather thick. It isn't the highest quality gesso for preparing canvases, but it gets the job done. For the price I would still recommend it.
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