This gesso is an excellent non-toxic primer for sealing canvas, cardboard, paper wood, plaster and concrete. Canvas Gesso can be applied directly to raw stretched canvas.
The canvas may be made more taught by dampening with water. pre-sizing is not required with Gesso.
Wood and Cardboard Wood and Cardboard surfaces should be cleaned, dry and sanded before Gesso is applied. Plaster and Concrete Plaster and Concrete should be clean and dry before Gesso is applied. Use a paint roller or flat brush.
A great permanent flexible primer for canvas, board or even paper. An intense white ground with an excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation. Matisse Gesso is a water-based product and can be thinned down with water.
Use equal parts of water to Matisse Gesso when working on raw canvas/linen. If working on canvas, Matisse Gesso will tighten the canvas, making a firmer ground to paint on.
MM26 Transparent Gesso is similar to MM10 Gesso and MM25 Black Gesso only without pigmentation; therefore, giving a transparent (although not altogether clear) flexible primer for canvas, board or even paper with an excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation.
If working on canvas, Matisse MM26 Transparent Gesso will tighten the canvas, making a firmer ground to paint on.
Matisse MM27 Low Viscosity Gesso has been specially formulated for those artists who prefer a lower viscosity gesso. It has all the outstanding properties of the original MM10 Matisse Gesso formula including bright white colour, soft tooth and flat finish however, MM27 has a softer, creamier texture making it easier to brush out and manipulate with a knife.
We recommend always applying 2 coats of gesso (more if necessary) to your substrate for maximum adhesion and protection of the surface painting.