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Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Gesso.
on 22 February 2014
I`m never without a tub of this acrylic gesso, for me it's a studio essential.
Windsor and Newton's white gesso formula has been a tried and tested ground for virtually all my paintings for at least the last eight years; it gives effective coverage, is quick drying and versatile; I`ve used it to prime hardboard and MDF panels to provide a good seal and surface for acrylics. It can be sanded down for a smooth surface or applied with a housepainter's brush to provide a rougher, textured surface, but that's only advisable on a rigid support. It's also - of course - equally effective on canvas, ready-prepared or DIY; two thin coats maximum generally works well.
It's suitable for oils, water-based oils and alkyds; one of my colleagues has even used it to prime heavy paper for use with oils, providing a satisfactory seal between the medium and the paper surface.
A very dependable product, highly recommended.