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A classic titanium white acrylic ground to prepare your surface and add a high level of tooth.


What it does

  • Primes surfaces and adds a high level of tooth for maximum colour adhesion and stability
  • Gives a matte white, opaque finish which provides a professional standard, archival base to help maintain the longevity of your work
  • Stiffens your canvases and creates the optimum absorbency for paint application
  • Establishes a good 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 will last generations


How to use it

  • Fully inter-mixable 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
  • Add acrylic colour for a custom tint - Soft Body Acrylic is the optimum consistency


Premium acrylic gesso is used to prepare painting surfaces for acrylic/oil paint. It provides the perfect “tooth” and adhesion to canvas, paper and wood. Non-yellowing, flexible and non-cracking. Can be used as-is or diluted by up to 25% with water. Liquitex Gesso can also be mixed with Liquitex Medium or High Viscosity Artist Colors to produce a range of coloured grounds.

Liquitex Acrylic Gesso

  • Please contact us to purchase by calling 403-258-3500 or by simply emailing us at We are not yet an E-commerce (online store) business. All purchases will be in-store or shipped by call or email.

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