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Gesso & Grounds

Gesso & Grounds

Similar to applying a basecoat primer when painting a wall at home, canvas must also be primed using a ground. Because canvas is a porous surface, paint can seep into its fibers like a sponge. Priming the canvas prevents this seepage. The most common ground used is gesso, which should be applied in several coats. Gesso can safely be used with both oil and acrylic paints. Canvas is available already primed with ground, or in the raw. Canvas board and pre-stretched canvas are generally pre-primed. You may even want to gesso pre-primed canvas to ensure maximum archival standards and premium surface quality.

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  1. Plaza Studio Gesso Quart

    Plaza Studio Gesso Quart

    Price:

    Regular Price: $12.99

    Plaza Price: $8.99

  2. Plaza Studio Gesso Pint

    Plaza Studio Gesso Pint

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.99

    Plaza Price: $6.99

  3. Plaza Studio Gesso Gallon

    Plaza Studio Gesso Gallon

    Price:

    Regular Price: $35.99

    Plaza Price: $24.99

  4. Liquitex White Gesso Gallon (128oz)

    Liquitex White Gesso Gallon (128oz)

    Price:

    Regular Price: $83.99

    Plaza Price: $54.59

  5. Liquitex White Gesso 8oz

    Liquitex White Gesso 8oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $12.99

    Plaza Price: $8.44

  6. Liquitex White Gesso 64oz

    Liquitex White Gesso 64oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $48.49

    Plaza Price: $31.52

  7. Liquitex White Gesso 4oz

    Liquitex White Gesso 4oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.39

    Plaza Price: $6.10

  8. Liquitex White Gesso 32oz

    Liquitex White Gesso 32oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $27.79

    Plaza Price: $18.06

  9. Liquitex White Gesso 16oz

    Liquitex White Gesso 16oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $18.29

    Plaza Price: $11.89

  10. Golden White Gesso 8oz

    Golden White Gesso 8oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $14.89

    Plaza Price: $10.42

  11. Golden White Gesso 32oz

    Golden White Gesso 32oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $36.59

    Plaza Price: $25.61

  12. Golden White Gesso 16oz

    Golden White Gesso 16oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $25.09

    Plaza Price: $17.56

  13. Golden White Gesso 128oz

    Golden White Gesso 128oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $94.29

    Plaza Price: $66.00

  14. Golden Absorbent Ground White 8oz

    Golden Absorbent Ground White 8oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $16.69

    Plaza Price: $11.68

  15. Golden Absorbent Ground White 16oz

    Golden Absorbent Ground White 16oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $27.99

    Plaza Price: $19.59

  16. Gamblin Traditional Gesso

    Gamblin Traditional Gesso

    Price:

    Regular Price: $25.25

    Plaza Price: $15.15

  17. Gamblin Ground 8oz

    Gamblin Ground 8oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $20.95

    Plaza Price: $12.57

  18. Gamblin Ground 16oz

    Gamblin Ground 16oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Plaza Price: $16.77

  19. Fredrix Acrylic Gesso Half Gallon

    Fredrix Acrylic Gesso Half Gallon

    Price:

    Regular Price: $31.50

    Plaza Price: $22.99

  20. Fredrix Acrylic Gesso Gallon

    Fredrix Acrylic Gesso Gallon

    Price:

    Regular Price: $48.30

    Plaza Price: $33.99

  21. BASICS Gesso 64oz (1/2 Gallon)

    BASICS Gesso 64oz (1/2 Gallon)

    Price:

    Regular Price: $25.99

    Plaza Price: $15.59

  22. BASICS Gesso 16oz

    BASICS Gesso 16oz

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.99

    Plaza Price: $5.99

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