Formulated to enhance the creations of artists working with Acrylic Colour, Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic Gesso Primer is an excellent base coat primer, suitable for preparing all semi-absorbent surfaces prior to the application of paint. A unique formulation, needing no dilution, Gesso Primer is easy to apply and highly adhesive.
What is Gesso?
Traditionally comprising of a binder, pigment and chalk or gypsum, Gesso is a base layer applied to canvas or other substrates, prior to painting. With an increased flexibility and archival life, modern gesso is a combination of chalk and pigment in an acrylic polymer medium.
Why use Gesso?
Providing better adhesion by adding tooth to the surface, priming with gesso also prevents paint soaking into the support, and adds a strengthening foundation, allowing application of heavier media.
Why choose Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic Gesso Primer?
Suitable for both interior and exterior applications, Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic Gesso Primer dries quickly to produce a matt white surface with a slight tooth, easily sanded for highly detailed work.