Gesso & Primers

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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BASICS Gesso 16oz

List Price: $9.99

Plaza Price $6.99

BASICS Gesso 64oz (1/2 Gallon)

List Price: $25.99

Plaza Price $18.19

Fredrix Acrylic Gesso Gallon

List Price: $58.42

Plaza Price $39.99

Fredrix Acrylic Gesso Half Gallon

List Price: $38.10

Plaza Price $26.99

Fredrix Oil Priming Quart

List Price: $39.69

Plaza Price $31.75

Fredrix Powdered Marble 4lb

List Price: $9.20

Plaza Price $7.36

Gamblin Ground 16oz

List Price: $28.95

Plaza Price $21.71

Gamblin Ground 32oz

List Price: $48.95

Plaza Price $36.71

Gamblin Ground 8oz

List Price: $21.95

Plaza Price $16.46

Gamblin PVA Size 32oz

List Price: $27.95

Plaza Price $20.96

Gamblin PVA Size 8oz

List Price: $11.95

Plaza Price $8.96

Gamblin Rabbit Skin Glue

List Price: $22.55

Plaza Price $16.91

Gamblin Traditional Gesso

List Price: $25.25

Plaza Price $18.94

Golden Absorbent Ground 16oz

List Price: $28.89

Plaza Price $20.22