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Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer (1 Litre)

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  • Use with oils and acrylics
  • Opaque, matt finish
  • Provides an excellent base coat
  • Needs no dilution
  • Highly adhesive

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Formulated to enhance the creations of artists working with Oil and Acrylic Colour, Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer is an excellent base coat primer, suitable for preparing all semi-absorbent surfaces prior to the application of paint. A unique formulation, needing no dilution, White Gesso Primer is easy to apply and highly adhesive.

What is Gesso?

Traditionally comprising of a binder, pigment and chalk or gypsum, Gesso is a base layer applied to canvas or other substrates, prior to painting. With an increased flexibility and archival life, modern gesso is a combination of chalk and pigment in an acrylic polymer medium.

Why use Gesso?

Providing better adhesion by adding tooth to the surface, priming with gesso also prevents paint soaking into the support, and adds a strengthening foundation, allowing application of heavier media.

Why choose Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer?

Suitable for both interior and exterior applications, Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer dries quickly to produce a matt white surface with a slight tooth, easily sanded for highly detailed work.

How do I use Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer?

This guide gives further information on Gesso: How To Prime A Canvas For Acrylic Painting.

Who are Daler-Rowney?

Established in 1783, by Richard and Thomas Rowney, Daler-Rowney has been manufacturing the finest art materials for over 230 years.

In 1963, Rowney became the first manufacturer in Europe to introduce artists' acrylic colour.  Widely used by artists, including well-known proponents Peter Blake and Bridget Riley, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Rowney’s “Cryla” heralded a new era in art practice, which became known as ‘Pop Art’.

In 1983, the Daler Board Company purchased the George Rowney Company, forming Daler-Rowney Limited, as the company is known today.  Daler-Rowney now operates from three manufacturing bases, two in the UK and one in the Dominican Republic.

Reviews (22)

17/09/2022
5/5
easy to use
09/07/2022
4/5
Resonable price
24/06/2019
4/5
This is the graduate gesso and not an artist/professional product: this should have been made clear on the website. For graduate quality it is perfectly fine
21/06/2019
5/5
A good product
05/04/2019
5/5
Good price
02/03/2019
4/5
Have yet to use.
27/02/2019
5/5
Good value for the money
17/01/2019
5/5
Good value
17/12/2018
5/5
Great gesso and got it at a great price
05/10/2018
5/5
Good product well priced
14/08/2018
5/5
Very good Gesso. Have used it in the past. I recommend this product.
11/04/2018
3/5
Primer was fine - it was the lack of delivery that was the problem
27/01/2018
4/5
A gesso with a good tooth. I've sanded mine down as want the surface to be as smooth as possible, and it hasn't disappointed. Also a good consistency, not too thin.
23/12/2017
5/5
Love this stuff have been happily using it for years. Goes on easily and does exactly what you'd expect of gesso.
27/04/2017
5/5
Great value for money
30/03/2017
5/5
Excellent product easy to use and the instructions are plain on the can.
23/03/2017
5/5
Great value product that does the job.
21/02/2017
5/5
Good product
16/02/2017
5/5
I always buy it, covers well and can be used as a white paint.
04/02/2017
5/5
Good
24/10/2016
5/5
Does the job.
24/10/2016
5/5
not used it yet, but have great faith in your products..