Dalas’ Gesso Primer is a creamy, white medium used to coat canvases before applying paint.This is done to improve the paints adhesion to the substrate. Gesso is a high end primer for artists, with a high solid content and a low latex content making it suitable for both acrylic and oil paint applications.
Gesso is an important art supply to get your canvas ready for painting. Gesso is very similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner. It dries hard, making the surface more stiff. Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint. Without gesso, the paint would soak into the weave of the canvas.
The word gesso is a noun, but many artists also use it as a verb. For example: “You need to gesso your canvas before you paint.”
IDEAL FOR: PRIMING CANVASES IN PREPARATION FOR COLOUR
Using a medium to soft brush coat your chosen box canvas, stretch canvas or canvas panel with a generous layer of Acrylic Gesso Primer.
Allow it to dry thoroughly as per instructions on the label.
Apply oil or acrylic paint to primed canvas.
*Clean up using warm, soapy water