Acrylic Clear Gesso

by Liquitex

This is an excellent base coat primer for acrylic and oil paint. It also has a high tooth, so you can use it with pastels, oil pastels, graphite, and charcoal. It dries to a clear, flexible, non-cracking, and non-yellowing film.

Acrylic Clear Gesso is perfect for priming a wide variety of supports, including canvas, paper, and wood.

Liquitex Acrylic Clear Gesso is available in a variety of bottle sizes, ranging from 4 oz. to 1 gal.

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Noemi T. from Dana Point, CA says:

Not what I was expecting. Dries slow.

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Product Questions and Answers

Can this product be applied over a painted surface and preserve the painting below?

- Asked by james baker on 24-Apr-14

Typically gesso is applied first as a surface primer before painting. It contains particulates to create a tooth for media application to the prepared surface. As a clear gesso, the painting below stays visible and may be painted over. However, gesso is not intended to preserve a completed work. Liquitex Acrylic Varnish is designed to protect completed paintings.

- Answered by MisterArt on 29-Apr-14

Can acrylic gesso be used as a primer on a large, flat rock on which I want to paint?

- Asked by John Dunning on 06-May-13

The Liquitex Acrylic Clear Gesso is ideal for use on canvas, paper, or wood. It is not meant for use on rocks.

- Answered by MisterArt on 09-May-13

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Customer Product Reviews

Rated by: Noemi T. in Dana Point, CA
Not what I was expecting. Dries slow.
Rated by: Pat K. in Naples, FL
I applied this product to silk and painted over it. The results were lovely.
Rated by: Erica T. in Tallahassee, FL
great primer!
Rated by: anna v. in CAMBRIDGE, MD

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