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.