- Used for the preparation of surfaces to be painted.
- Its viscosity and titanium white finish make it particularly covering.
- It is applied on a clean non-greasy surface.
- Dries quickly and has a light matt finish which improves the adhesion of the acrylic or oil layers.
Gesso, pronounced 'jesso', was traditionally used to prepare or prime a surface so Oil paint would adhere to it. Gesso is the same as a primer, as in 'pre-primed canvas'. It is made from a combination of paint pigment, chalk, and binder.