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Utrecht Studio Series Gesso is an economical acrylic ground that's great for high-volume use. It's a light-bodied gesso that provides a slightly toothed surface, which can be sanded to a smooth finish if desired.
Use it as a preparatory ground for oils, acrylics, alkyds, and water mixable oils on a variety of substrates including canvas, paper, board, wood, plaster, and stone. Apply three coats to achieve maximum opaque coverage and archival stability.
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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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Good product, but not best there is
Comments about Utrecht Art Utrecht Studio Series Acrylic Gesso:
The product is good for what it is, which is a studio gesso. The price is great and works nicely for students who don't have a lot of money.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I use this product as primer on thick paper or on boards and then use india ink, pastels, and charcoal on it. It worked great on paper and made a glossy textured surface that made my charcoal look awesome! This particular gesso doesn't smell very strong, so it's safe to use inside the house. It spreads evenly and easily. I spread it with a sponge brush or a thick house painting brush.
from Long Beach, CA
I paint mostly on paper. I gesso the paper with this product. It works well, all I need is one coat.Ted
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I am exceptionally satisfied
from Pocatello, ID
I stretch canvas for paintings on a regular basis so I use a lot of gesso. I love the fact that this product is comparable to other gesso's that are 3 times the price. I haven't had a problem with this product to date.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good product for what I am using it for!
By Lisa in TC
from Traverse City, MI
I am gessoing heavy canvas and the viscosity of this is good, flows well, not too thick.
By Shae boogiee
from Pittsburgh Pa
I use it for a base coat does a wonderful job I would definitely recommend
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Gesso is a bold base coat
Tags: Made with Product, Gesso, Art
Very nice gesso for the price. If you're looking for a smooth surface to paint on, this gesso sands very well (wear a dust mask).It's a bit brittle if applied thick and it could be a little more pigmented, but otherwise, this is the gesso I buy when I need a gallon to blow through.
Great product great service
Works real good. Pleased with my service
Great product at a low cost!
Application is smooth and consistent. Clean up is a breeze. Consistency is ideal. Not much else to say about a basic but good gesso.My first gesso product so I am not sure if they are suppose to have a plastic seal under the lid but it would have been a nice touch as a small amount of gesso leaked out into the thread of the jar. Not a deal breaker just a note of concern. It will not stop me from buying more in the near future rather than some cheap knock-off brand.
from La Verne, CA
Used it for all the canvas' I've been stretching so I can paint them and it works great. Goes on smooth and has a great texture when dry. Easy to clean off my brushes and clothes too. To me its perfect, a very good deal. I'm very happy with it and would definitely buy this again.
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