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Gav
04-04-2007, 09:14 AM
I'm slightly confused with terminology

if I'm to paint on hardboard i seal it with a gesso yes? (which is also the ground for the painting?)

is a primer the same thing as gesso or has it got a specific purpose? what's the difference?

Gav

idylbrush
04-04-2007, 09:40 AM
To quote a label from a gesso product:

"...a low viscosity Gesso which is a permanent, flexible primer for canvas, board, paper, and most other porous surfaces. An intense ground with an excellent tooth. ...."

timelady
04-04-2007, 11:32 AM
acrylic 'gesso' = primer = ground :D
Tina.

rassilier
04-04-2007, 12:41 PM
Actually, to seal hardboard you could use a product like Golden GAC 100 (I think that's the right one) used to prevent support discoloration. That is NOT a ground. Gesso is a ground, which can be called a primer if you wish.

mrs willow
04-05-2007, 06:05 AM
To quote a label from a gesso product:

"...a low viscosity Gesso which is a permanent, flexible primer for canvas, board, paper, and most other porous surfaces. An intense ground with an excellent tooth. ...."
Brilliant stuff, Gesso:thumbsup:
Sandy