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Primers Sizes and Grounds

Primers Sizes and Grounds

What is the best primer?


What primer would best suit my art project?  

 

Acrylic Gesso - has a slight tooth which can be sanded down to make a super smooth surface if required.  It is more absorbent than regular acrylic primer and is well suited to watercolour types effects in acrylic and oil. Stains are easily created on an acrylic gessoed surface.  We recommend 3 layers of acrylic gesso for a surface that can be painted on with oils as well as acrylic.

 

Acrylic Primer - a less absorbent white ground than acrylic gesso, which can be applied to a number of natural surfaces such as wood and canvas.  Versatile, opaque and worth keeping in your studio supplies!

 

Oil Primer - Oil based primer which dries to a more slippery finish.  Can be thinned with solvents if necessary and tinted with quantities of oil colour.  Use only if you intend to paint with oils - it is not advised to paint acrylic paint on to an oil primed surface as it takes longer to dry and will undermine the structure of your paint surface.

 

Other primers

Clear acrylic medium can be used as a clear acrylic size on all surfaces that you wish to paint oil and acrylic paint on to.  Follow the instructions of your chosen product to find out the recommended number of coats, although as a general rule 3 coats of acrylic primer medium will be sufficient for both acrylic and oil painting.  we also sell special grounds that are specially developed for use by pastel painters and watercolour painters.  In this category you will also find the ingredients to make your own traditional gesso: Rabbit skin glue and Whiting (French Chalk).


Handover Whiting
Handover Whiting
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AV Acrylic Gesso Primer
AV Acrylic Gesso Primer
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Daler Acrylic Gesso
Daler Acrylic Gesso
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Ready Made Gesso
Ready Made Gesso
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Golden Gesso Primer
Golden Gesso Primer
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Jacksons Acrylic Gesso Primer
Jacksons Acrylic Gesso Primer
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Jacksons Acrylic Primer
Jacksons Acrylic Primer
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Lascaux Acrylic Gesso
Lascaux Acrylic Gesso
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Lascaux Acrylic Primers
Lascaux Acrylic Primers
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Liberon Ready Made Gesso
Liberon Ready Made Gesso
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Liquitex Acrylic Gesso
Liquitex Acrylic Gesso
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Roberson Acrylic Primer
Roberson Acrylic Primer
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Winsor & Newton Acrylic Primer
Winsor & Newton Acrylic Primer
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Golden Acrylic Absorbent Ground, White
Golden Acrylic Absorbent Ground, White
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Golden Acrylic Sandable Hard Gesso
Golden Acrylic Sandable Hard Gesso
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Golden Acrylic Gesso, Black
Golden Acrylic Gesso, Black
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Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastel
Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastel
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Art Spectrum Pastel Primers
Art Spectrum Pastel Primers
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Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground
Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground
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Schmincke Aqua Primer for Watercolour
Schmincke Aqua Primer for Watercolour
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Jacksons Alkyd Oil Primer
Jacksons Alkyd Oil Primer
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Roberson Oil Primer
Roberson Oil Primer
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Winsor & Newton Oil Primer
Winsor & Newton Oil Primer
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Jacksons White Lead Oil Primer
Jacksons White Lead Oil Primer
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Lascaux Acrylic Size
Lascaux Acrylic Size
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Winsor and Newton Acrylic Size
Winsor and Newton Acrylic Size
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AV Acrylic Size (Fluid Matt Medium)
AV Acrylic Size (Fluid Matt Medium)
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Golden Acrylic Size
Golden Acrylic Size
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Jacksons Acrylic Size
Jacksons Acrylic Size
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Liquitex Acrylic Size
Liquitex Acrylic Size
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Roberson Rabbit Skin Glue
Roberson Rabbit Skin Glue
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Genesis Drying Gun
Genesis Drying Gun
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