This gesso is made from unpigmented clear resin which provides excellent tooth but dries completely clear, therefore it doesn't change the original appearance of your ground. If you want to start your work from a coloured ground, you can make your own tinted gesso primers by the addition of acrylic colours. We recommend using up to 1 part Artists' Acrylic colour with 4 parts Clear Gesso, and opaque colours will give a better result.
It is fast drying and provides a balanced absorbency. It dries to a flexible ground suitable for acrylic, oil and alkyd painting. It is also suitable for preparing a surface for pastel or charcoal.
Dries to a Matt finish.
Really good product. I used it on slate and it works very well. Sarah Foulds (Aberystwyth, United Kingdom) on 29 Oct 2012
Provides excellent tooth. The transparency is good enough for the surface to show through, which in my case negates the need to stain the support to a mid tone prior to painting. Splendid. Joe Saunders (Saltash, United Kingdom) on 12 Aug 2013
A very good product. Lynne Frost (Bolton, United Kingdom) on 12 Oct 2013