Matisse White Gesso is a permanent, flexible water-based ground, with excellent tooth and a bright white, matte finish.Matisse White Gesso can be used to tighten canvas, giving a firmer painting surface. It may be thinned with water for use on raw canvas or linen. Matisse White Gesso is suitable for creating a surface for both acrylic and oil paints. When priming for acrylic paints, two coats of gesso are recommended to ensure complete coverage. For oil paints, it is advisable to seal the surface first with MM5 Matt Medium or MM12 Clear Sealer, and then apply a minimum of 3 coats of gesso. As the oil in oil paints is readily absorbed by the gesso, a stronger sealed layer is needed to ensure the paint does not absorb through the gesso and onto the actual canvas. Matisse Gessoes contain Calcite grounds (calcium carbonate) which help to protect canvas from destructive gases given off by oil paints over their life-span.
- May be applied with a brush or a roller without diluting
- Use on any non-oily surface i.e. plywood, canvas, cardboard, plaster
- Dries quickly leaving a white matt surface
- Can be tinted with any Acrylic colours
- Made In Australia