Liquitex Professional Clear Gesso

Product Code: P003328

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Description

Liquitex Clear Acrylic Gesso seals, primes and adds tooth while leaving the surface visible, and can be used not only for acrylic colours but also oils, oil pastels, graphite and charcoal.

Usual choices include canvas, wood, paper and metal, but it’s also an excellent primer for mural work and just about any non-oily surface will take it.

With just a single coat it dries to a clear and flexible matt finish, but you can apply further coats to reduce the visibility of your working surface, or mix with a dab of translucent acrylic colour to tint.

 


How to use


  • 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.
  • Add acrylic color for a custom tint.
  • Soft Body Acrylic is the optimum consistency.
  • Two coats are recommended under oil colour.

 

Use with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic and Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic colours.

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Q&A (1)
Q Can this be used to prime over surfaces already painted in oil? If not is there another product that can?
A

This product works well on non-oily surfaces, so it's unlikely to work effectively if layered over an oil painting. It would probably be best to use an oil based primer over oil paint.

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12th March 2021 Reviewed by Christopher Murphy This is lovely stuff, you can prime anything and keep the general colour of the surface beneath, much better for a ground than the blinding white variety.

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9th February 2021 Reviewed by Finn Robinson Gives a good toothy texture but as a primer I'd rather use a PVA mix. Seems expensive for what it is and doesn't prime over painted areas very well, leaving a slight cloudiness.

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22nd January 2021 Reviewed by Kristy Chan Great coverage, perfect drying time

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4th August 2020 Reviewed by Fiona Kenny First time I have tried it. Great to add to my acrylics

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4th June 2020 Reviewed by Jean Watson I would recommend this product to friends as it is of good quality.

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29th May 2020 Reviewed by Alexia Semedo The gesso liquid realy helped out in creating a much smoother surface for my acrylics, not only is it quick drying but i have also seen slight improvements in the quality of my piece's.

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27th May 2020 Reviewed by Caroline Johnson This gesso will be used to prepare the paper for use with the pastels

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25th May 2020 Reviewed by Gabriella Gow primes all surfaces I’ve used it on beautifully.

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12th May 2020 Reviewed by Krista Nordstrom Nice clear gesso. Works great with my mixed media projects.

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3rd May 2020 Reviewed by Gabrielle Eber Excellent product. This was restock.

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1st May 2020 Reviewed by Mark Harrison I use this for wood panels after sealing/sizing with *** ***. Its a great product that dries clear which suits me as i often paint using acrylics with the wood grain showing as part of the background. The tooth of the gesso means that i dont have to apply more than 2 layers of paint.

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29th April 2020 Reviewed by Asha Hylton Great, does what it says on the tin

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29th April 2020 Reviewed by Syed Hashmi Quality product from Liquitex, i would recommend it to all who want to give their canvas a coat ..

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27th April 2020 Reviewed by Poppy Wellings I think it’s okay, I didn’t really notice much of a difference when using this gesso or *** white acrylic, only the gesso was clear

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27th April 2020 Reviewed by Rowan Neate Great on wood! So nice to see the wood on the non painted areas with the usefulness of gesso.

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22nd February 2020 Reviewed by Georgina Fellows use - for preparations of boards or canvas for all mediums
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5th January 2020 Reviewed by Madeleine Gallagher First time trying clear gesso, good size for trying out. Applies easily dries quickly.

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5th November 2019 Reviewed by Catherine Bartle I have just started to use this item but it does seem to do the job.

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17th October 2019 Reviewed by Jan Peel It's okay but quite a lot grittier than I thought it would be,. I will try another brand next time.

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11th June 2019 Reviewed by Olga Teresa Pawlak Adds a lovely tooth for the paint to stick. The gesso is a nice, liquid consistency but quite a bit has to be used to cover a whole page/canvas; it does dry clear though and does a great job protecting the surface from paints such as oils.

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28th May 2019 Reviewed by Niki Hare perfect

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4th May 2019 Reviewed by Niki Hare great

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12th April 2019 Reviewed by Brian Krendler Will use to seal in my drawings before I start painting.

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3rd April 2019 Reviewed by Rowena Ellis Excellent for having the option to tint my ground.

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13th February 2019 Reviewed by Kenneth Karl Bought this to use as a fixative on my canvas drawing before I start the painting. Like the results.

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22nd February 2018 Reviewed by Lau Costantini for paintimng on fabrics

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17th January 2017 Reviewed by Lynne West I haven't used yet, so I cannot award any more stars

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16th August 2016 Reviewed by Sumaiyah Ravat I use the gesso to prime my canvas and having never used one before, i found it much easier to paint. Would highly recommend

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10th February 2016 Reviewed by Victoria Dale Does what it says on the bottle

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9th February 2016 Reviewed by ZOE ALAKIJA Works like a dream on canvas

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28th January 2015 Reviewed by Jackie jacrichards Its a good spread on a bare camvass, but think the price is high.
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