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Grumbacher is known for the high quality of its thick-formula gesso. Use it to prepare canvas, wood, untempered pressed wood, cardboard, plaster, concrete, and masonry for painting with oil or acrylic colors.
Grumbacher Acrylic Gesso may be thinned with water or tinted with acrylic paint to create a colored ground.
® Grumbacher is a registered trademark of Chartpak.
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Excellent product for making ultra smooth surfaces on canvas
By Too many brushes
from Houston, Texas
Comments about Grumbacher Acrylic Gesso:
I apply it 7:3 (gesso to water) on canvas with a squeegee after a few thin undercoats. Sand it. Very smooth.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This gesso is great for pushing limits
By Fried Onions
from Bucks county, Pa
This gesso has been a product that gives me a stable base to many substrates for quality finishing. Allowing me to have a constant density and creamynness in most applications.
Excellent quality at a great price.
from Sioux Falls, SD
I have never been unsatisfied with Grumbacher's Gesso or with Blick's fast shipping and great prices.
Grumbacher Gesso is awesome for texturing a canvas
from Pueblos, CO
Love this gesso for texturing a canvas. It's thick and holds a texture even after it drys.
Schumacher Acrylic Gesso
from Tulsa, OK
The painting process I use is best served by the Grumbacher gesso. The product is consistent and mixes extremely well with my other paint. The artist I am learning from recommended Grumbacher gesso and I trust his opinion due to his experience with other similar products and his staying with Grumbacher gesso.
from Anchorage, Alaska
Excellent coverage and very opaque.
Best over-all acrylic gesso I've used so far
from Greenville, OH
I use this for white on my acrylic pallet. It doesn't dry as fast on the pallet as some other good quality gessoes but it still has a nice tooth so other layers of paint bond very well, which can be a problem with the cheaper brands. It does have a dull (matte) look when dried but to me that is a good sign of quality adhesion between layers and the varnish or glazing will take care of that anyway. I'm not sure I will use it for my initial gessoing of substrates, even though other quality gessoes dry extremely fast they can be cheaper and have great tooth.
from Tampa, FL
An indispensable part of my acrylics
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My favorite gesso
from Kalispell, MT
Whether using oil or acrylics on masonite board or a linen canvas Grumbacher gesso has better 'tooth' for accepting the paints. It lasts a long time and is easy to apply.
Thick and smooth gesso
from Kingwood ,
I mixed the gesso with water to get an easy to apply consistency. I tried applying it to my stretched, cotton duck, canvas, thinned with just a little water, and it was hard to apply. I brushed the unprimed canvas with water first and the gesso was much easier to apply.
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