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Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Primer is used for priming all surfaces for oil and alkyd colors. It provides a bright white surface and excellent paint adhesion. It comes ready to use, and dries in 24 hours.
The primer can be tinted with oil paint. This permits an endless number of tinted grounds.
Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Primer has high quality pigment and texture. It contains non-yellowing, oil-modified alkyd resin. Absorbent surfaces require sizing.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
™ Winsor & Newton is a trademark.
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Easy to apply and beautiful to paint on
By Garden Artist
from Salem, Va.
Comments about Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Primer:
I use this to apply an oil based primer coat over acrylic primed canvases. It makes the surface smoother and less absorbent which is what I need for some of my work.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Alison WB
from New York
Blick had lowest price on this premium product. Oil prime can be mixed with oil pigments for a velvet finish across a pre-gessoed board or canvas. Very happy to deal with Blick - professional, FAST, and exactly as advertised.
My new favorite ground
By Paint Spry
from Butler, PA
I've just switched to this brand after years of using Gamblin's ground. Gamblin is still one of my favorite paints, but their ground makes little bumps even when thinned with gamsol. This brand's primer is much easier to apply smoothly to both canvas and aluminum panels. It is also much quicker. I love the way it takes the paint without absorbing it like a gesso would. Great product
I would buy it again
By Berry Boy Blue
Really thin compared to Gamblin but way Better than gesso! I would buy it again...
Great surface for oil painting
from Durango CO
I am new to oil painting primer, so I cannot compare it to other brands, but I have been very pleased with it. I thought by purchasing pre-primed canvass that I was ready to paint. I was pleasantly surprised once I put a layer of primer on my canvas. It came out smoother and whitener - a great base on which to paint. The primer dried overnight and was ready to paint on the next day. Applying oil paint was much easier and blending seemed to be enhanced. On another canvas, I put a thin layer of the primer over my sketch. I was surprised that I was able to see the drawing through the primer. I will continue to use this primer even when my surface is already prepared.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Corunna, IN
To cover large canvases, I thin this primer with a little mineral spirits and apply three coats after a couple coats of rabbit skin glue. Easily the most brushable oil primer I've found.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Too watery to be useful
from naples fl
This product is no better than housepaint
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Buttery and extremely long lasting!
By Quinacridone for the win!
from Bloomington, IN
This was my first foray into oil primer, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I covered a 6x4 foot canvas and used less than an inch of paint from the small can.
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