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These ready-to-paint, tempered hardboard panels are factory-coated with gesso. They're excellent for oils, acrylics, gouache, egg tempera, or pen-and-ink.
Panels have a smooth surface. Each panel is 1/8" (3 mm) thick.
Note — The permanence of tempered hardboard as a painting surface is unknown. Paintings are known to have survived intact from the 1930s.
® Speedball is a registered trademark.
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I love these boards
from Crystal Lake, Il
These boards are great for a variety of projects!!
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Love these gessoboards
from Norton Shores, Michigan
I love these Speedball Gessoboards. My oils glide onto the surface. I've used more expensive boards but will continue to only use these. They are such a great deal too! I can hardly make my own for this price.
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My oil paints just glide onto this board. I love them.
The color is so rich going over the white gesso. Very impressive.
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I've made these work for me.
I work on 100 to 200 painting and sketches a year, primarily on hardboard panels. If the panels are too expensive, it effects my willingness to paint freely and the panels gets too precious. These Speedball panels are 1/8 the cost of Ampersand Gessobord while they are discounted. That saves me roughly $1,500/year. Of course the quality is not the same because they are non-absorbent and way too slick wthout re-gessoing for my alla prima technique. Since I found that I have to re-gesso the Gessobord panels anyway to get the tooth that I wanted, there wasn't much difference in the end. It takes me all of 20 second to put on a layer of gesso, and Bob's your uncle. I would not recommend these unless you know what you are getting and are willing to gesso and maybe sand a little. These are now my go to panels.
OK, but don't expect miracles
from Horse Country
Think of these as primed boards needing another coat or two of gesso. And be warned - you will need to abrade the surface before gessoing if you want anything to hold - even the mfg ways this. I know! You thought you were buying gessoed boards, didn't you?! Me, too. They are smooth instead of Blick's popcorn ceiling finish which interferes with a lot of techniques (but if you sand them, they can be quite serviceable). I haven't tried it, but these Speedball panels might be good for silverpoint, except I have the feeling it is even too slick to catch the silverpoint. If you want ready-to-paint surface, Ampersand is the boss. An initial attempt found that the board held a light underpainted drawing very well, but don't even think of going more than a light layer if you don't amend this surface.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from river city
Hard to believe this is a gesso surface as it is so slick and shiny. I don't think even acrylic would stick to this. It is advised to sand and gesso for more tooth, so thees don't really compare to Ampersand's ready-to-go gesso panels. An extra step I had hoped to skip but the price is low. Lesson learned. Still glad to have the panels cut and pre-sized for gesso. Ugh. Sanding. Honestly, even gesso won't stick to these dependably without sanding.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Please know that if you feel these panels do not meet your expectations, we're happy to help with a return or exchange. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
Perfect for What They Are!
from New York City
These boards are perfect for quick painting sketches. I buy them for a plein air class that uses 3 to 4 boards per session. I have to re-gesso these before use as the surface is too smooth and shiny for my needs, but it's an easy process and well worth the price savings. If you need a surface for the next Great American Art Treasure these probably aren't for you... but if you're looking for inexpensive, good quality Masonite panels in bulk you can't beat this value!
from Sioux Falls SD
I have always used other super smooth panels for my oil paintings and really struggled to get the oil paint to stay put, it would just slide around. In order to combat this problem I would put a few coats of gesso on but it would loose the benefit of using something super smooth. I was very impressed when these panels showed up and there was just a touch (almost unable to feel it but enough to grab.). I have yet to paint an actual painting on these panels but I did do some work on a color wheel using this panel as was so increadibly happy with them. I don't foresee myself using any other panels to paint on. Very very good product for the price.
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from Madison Va
I guess it's true, you get what you pay for. These are very affordable, which is why I bought them, but in order to use them I had to apply gesso (paint would not adhere otherwise, the brush continued to lift the paint/slide it around to reveal the board). Invest in something that is a better quality, you'll be happier with the outcome.
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback. If we can be of assistance in your selection of a painting surface that will be more to your liking, we hope you'll let us help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 or email email@example.com. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST, and they're happy to work with you!
Great packaging for shipping
from SItka, Alaska
Excited to use mine!
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