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  • Liquitex Black Coloured Gesso 237 ml

Liquitex Black Coloured Gesso 237 ml

A pre-mixed black acrylic ground to prepare your surface and add instant color.

Use with:

  • Graphite, pencil and charcoal
  • Acrylic and oil paints/mediums
  • Chalk and oil pastels

Use on:

  • Raw canvas
  • Hardboard and paper
  • Wood and non-oily, porous supports

Character:

  • Lightfast and archival
  • Permanent
  • Non-yellowing
  • Flexible and non-cracking
  • Water-resistant when dry
  • Intermixable with all Liquitex materials

What it does:

  • It contains a blend of pigments to give a matte black, opaque base which instantly eliminates your surface colour and allows you to build depth 
  • Primes surfaces and adds a high level of tooth for maximum colour adhesion and stability
  • Stiffens your canvases and creates the optimum absorbency for paint application, providing a professional standard, archival base to help maintain the longevity of your work
  • Establishes a suitable surface for preliminary charcoal or pencil drawings
  • Always use a quality artist's gesso if you want a lasting, archival base - a low-cost ground will flake and separate from your support, taking your work with it. With proper application and under the right conditions, a professional gesso like this will last generations

How to use it:

  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • Use undiluted or thin with up to 25% water - when thinning more than 25%, use an equal mixture of water and Liquitex Matte Medium
  • Sand hard or shiny surfaces first, apply a thin coat to support with a wide, flat brush and leave to dry for at least 24 hours before starting to paint
  • To create a smoother base, sand the surface and reapply gesso
  • If using as a base for oils, apply 2-4 coats and sand between applications