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Oil primers and rabbit skin glue for preparing canvas for oil painting and acrylic primers and sealers for preparing a universal support.

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  1. Roberson Acrylic Primers

    Roberson Acrylic Primers

    Starting at: £21.00

    Contains acrylic resin and titanium dioxide. Smooth white surface. 1 litre will cover approximately 14 square metres depending on the porsity of the surface. Learn More
  2. Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Primers

    Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Primers

    Starting at: £20.20

    Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Primers Learn More
  3. Roberson Canvas Sealer

    Roberson Canvas Sealer

    Starting at: £17.70

    Roberson Canvas Sealer Learn More
  4. Lascaux Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Lascaux Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Starting at: £30.40

    Semi-absorbent white acrylic primer, which is age resistant and has a good tooth. Learn More
  5. Cranfield (Spectrum) Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Cranfield (Spectrum) Acrylic Gesso Primer

    Starting at: £32.20

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    Apply directly to canvas or board to give a slightly textured white surface. Learn More
  6. Cranfield (Spectrum) Clear Acrylic Canvas Sealer

    Cranfield (Spectrum) Clear Acrylic Canvas Sealer

    Starting at: £11.60

    Use when a transparent primer is needed. Can also be used under acrylic or oil primer. Learn More
  7. Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer White

    Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer White

    Starting at: £19.60

    Fast drying, flexible and non yellowing white ground for oil, acrylic and tempera. Gives a matt, absorbent surface which may be sanded smooth once dry. Learn More
  8. Roberson Prepared Rabbit Skin Glue

    Roberson Prepared Rabbit Skin Glue

    Starting at: £19.00

    A ready made Rabbit Skin Glue size. Stand in warm water to liquefy. Learn More
  9. Winsor & Newton Oil Primer

    Winsor & Newton Oil Primer

    Starting at: £41.55

    Ready to use primer. No thinning or stirring required. Accepts oil colours easily with no absorbency or chalkiness. Size with rabbit skin glue. Learn More
  10. Roberson Oil Primers

    Roberson Oil Primers

    Starting at: £18.20

    Roberson's Traditional Oil Primer is made in small batches using the highest quality materials. Can be used on canvas or wood. Two to three coats will produce a slippery surface to enable oil colour to be moved around. Canvas should be sized before oil primer is applied using Roberson's Prepared Rabin Skin Glue. Touch dry in approx. 6h. hard dry in 24h. Paint may set in tin, shake tin and stir well before use, dilute with white spirit if desired. Prior to painting , primed canvases should be kept in daylight conditions to prevent over yellowing. Clean brushes in White Spirit. Learn More
  11. Cranfield (Spectrum) Thixotropic Alkyd Oil Primer

    Cranfield (Spectrum) Thixotropic Alkyd Oil Primer

    Starting at: £34.70

    Thick synthetic resin one coat primer. Rabbit skin glue size preparation recommended as base coat. Smooth finish. Allow 4 days to dry thoroughly. Learn More
  12. Gesso Ground Dry Mix 908g (2LB)

    Gesso Ground Dry Mix 908g (2LB)

    £39.20

    Gesso Ground Dry Mix. Contains: Crushed marble, titanium white and animal glue. Learn More
  13. Gamblin Ground

    Gamblin Ground

    Starting at: £23.00

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  14. Michael Harding Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer White

    Michael Harding Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer White

    Starting at: £21.20

    Apply 2 coats. First coat may be applied 25% diluted with water to increase flow and coverage if required. Apply second coat once first coat is touch dry (approx.. 1 hour). This product may be applied to: linen, wood, MDF and other supports to produce a strong, flexible, permanent, highly pigmented white ground. Suitable for as a ground for both acrylic and oil paint. May even be applied over inexpensive standard primed canvases to render them non absorbent! Do not apply over rabbit skin / hide glue or to unsound supports such as cardboard and flimsy supports! Learn More
  15. Michael Harding Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer - Colours

    Michael Harding Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer - Colours

    Starting at: £21.20

    Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer (NAAP) is a versatile product suitable for application on various surfaces, including linen, wood, MDF, and more. It is designed to create a robust, flexible, permanent, and intensely pigmented ground, making it an excellent choice for both acrylic and oil paints. Important Application Guidelines: Support Selection: NAAP should not be applied over surfaces treated with rabbit skin/hide glue or on unsound, flimsy supports such as cardboard. Opt for stable substrates to ensure the primer’s effectiveness. Not a Gesso: Please note that NAAP is a primer, not a gesso. As such, there is no need for additional gessoes, sizes, or other ancillary products when using NAAP. DIRECTIONS: Coat Application: Apply a minimum of two coats of NAAP to your chosen support, ensuring liberal coverage for optimal results. Dilution for Flow: If you desire increased flow, dilute NAAP with a mixture of 1 part water to 4 parts NAAP. This adjustment allows for customization based on your artistic preferences. Second Coat Application: Apply the second coat once the first coat is touch dry, typically after approximately 1 hour. This step contributes to the creation of a well-prepared painting surface. Additional Considerations: Suitable Supports: Do not use Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer on flimsy or unsound supports. It is crucial to choose a stable and well-prepared surface for priming to ensure the longevity and integrity of your artwork. Canvas Weave Consideration: Avoid using this primer on canvases with a wide weave. The non-absorbent nature of the primer may not be suitable for canvases with a loose or open structure, compromising its effectiveness. Transparency Check: Before application, inspect your canvas material by holding it up to the light. If you can see light passing through the wefts (threads) of the canvas, it is not recommended to use Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer. Opt for a more appropriate primer based on the transparency of your canvas. Learn More
  16. Michael Harding Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer - Clear Transparent

    Michael Harding Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer - Clear Transparent

    Starting at: £21.20

    Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer (NAAP) is a versatile product suitable for application on various surfaces, including linen, wood, MDF, and more. It is designed to create a robust, flexible, permanent, and intensely pigmented ground, making it an excellent choice for both acrylic and oil paints. Important Application Guidelines: Support Selection: NAAP should not be applied over surfaces treated with rabbit skin/hide glue or on unsound, flimsy supports such as cardboard. Opt for stable substrates to ensure the primer’s effectiveness. Not a Gesso: Please note that NAAP is a primer, not a gesso. As such, there is no need for additional gessoes, sizes, or other ancillary products when using NAAP. DIRECTIONS: Coat Application: Apply a minimum of two coats of NAAP to your chosen support, ensuring liberal coverage for optimal results. Dilution for Flow: If you desire increased flow, dilute NAAP with a mixture of 1 part water to 4 parts NAAP. This adjustment allows for customization based on your artistic preferences. Second Coat Application: Apply the second coat once the first coat is touch dry, typically after approximately 1 hour. This step contributes to the creation of a well-prepared painting surface. Additional Considerations: Suitable Supports: Do not use Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer on flimsy or unsound supports. It is crucial to choose a stable and well-prepared surface for priming to ensure the longevity and integrity of your artwork. Canvas Weave Consideration: Avoid using this primer on canvases with a wide weave. The non-absorbent nature of the primer may not be suitable for canvases with a loose or open structure, compromising its effectiveness. Transparency Check: Before application, inspect your canvas material by holding it up to the light. If you can see light passing through the wefts (threads) of the canvas, it is not recommended to use Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer. Opt for a more appropriate primer based on the transparency of your canvas. Learn More

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