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LIQUITEX Gesso Black

LIQUITEX Gesso Black


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LIQUITEX Gesso Primer black 237ml


Gesso Prime your surfaces and add tooth, ready for paint application. Liquitex professional gessoes create the perfect absorbency, texture and archival ground on supports of all types - from canvas to metal. Liquitex gesso can be used underneath acrylic and oil paint.


What it does

Primes surfaces and adds a high level of tooth for maximum color adhesion and stability

Gives a matte white, opaque finish which provides a professional standard, archival base to help maintain the longevity of your work

Stiffens your canvases and creates the optimum absorbency for paint application

Establishes a good surface for preliminary charcoal or pencil drawings

Always use a quality artist's gesso if you want a lasting, archival base - a low-cost ground will flake and separate from your support, taking your work with it. With proper application and under the right conditions, a professional gesso will last generations


How to use it

Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products

Use undiluted or thin with up to 25% water - when thinning more than 25%, use an equal mixture of water and Liquitex Matte Medium

Sand hard or shiny surfaces first, apply a thin coat to support with a wide, flat brush and leave to dry for at least 24 hours before starting to paint

To create a smoother base, sand the surface and reapply gesso

If using as a base for oils, apply 2-4 coats and sand between applications

Add acrylic colour for a custom tint - Soft Body Acrylic is the optimum consistency

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  • North Island 2-4 working days
  • South Island 3-6 working days 
  • Allow extra 1-4 working days for non-urban &/or rural deliveries
  • Australia 1-3 weeks

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Eligible products can be returned within 30 days of the purchase.

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