This white universal primer providing good coverage can be applied to non-oily painting surfaces such as canvas, paper and wood.
For canvases, a sizing coat is necessary before application of the gesso primer. It can be used as it is or diluted in water (80 to 90% gesso with 20 to 10% water according to the consistency desired).
It can be applied as it is or tinted by pre-mixing it with Sennelier acrylic colours.
It penetrates the surface and allows good paint adhesion. Sennelier gesso is suitable for many techniques: acrylic, oil, watercolour, tempera, egg tempera, casein, gouache?
For acrylic, one layer is sufficient, for oil, two layers are recommended. Dries rapidly.
Delivery & support
Orders over £30 benefit from FREE delivery. Most orders delivered to a UK address will arrive within 5-7 working days, however, we acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.
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- Sennelier Gessos