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GOLDEN Gessos & Grounds

GOLDEN Gessos and Grounds offer artists a variety of ways to prepare substrates for acrylic paintings or other art media such as oil, alkyds, charcoal, pastels and watercolor.

Gesso can be thought of as the bridge between the support and the paint. GOLDEN Gesso is designed to penetrate a support and provide a surface for the adherence of paint. Proper preparation of the support with GOLDEN Gesso can increase the life span of the artwork. GOLDEN Gesso is formulated to be flexible and is highly pigmented for opaque coverage.

A Ground is a product that provides a desired surface on which to paint. Grounds can provide a surface to apply pastels, watercolor or other products. GOLDEN makes two specialty grounds: Absorbent Ground and Acrylic Ground for Pastels. Absorbent Ground is applied to any gessoed support and mimics the absorbency of watercolor paper. Acrylic Ground for Pastels contains a gritty solid to allow pastels and other drawing media to adhere to the surface. Many other GOLDEN products can be used as effective grounds.

GOLDEN White and Black Gessos - Are ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for the use of acrylics on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variey to textured surfaces without cracking. For oil painting over acrylic gesso, it is recommended that at least three layers of gesso be applied. GOLDEN Gesso can be mixed with GOLDEN Acrylics to produce a range of colored grounds.

GOLDEN Sandable Hard Gesso - Is formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer emulsion and can be sanded to provide surfaces that are smoother and more even than those created using regular gesso.

Health and Safety: There are no currently known health hazards associated with anticipated use. (Most chemicals are not fully tested for chronic toxicity.). To ensure safety; avoid ingestion, excessive skin or contact and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts, and concentrated vapors.


GOLDEN Absorbent Ground (White) 236 ml (8 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Absorbent Ground (White) 236 ml (8 FL/OZ)


$17.19  $10.32

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GOLDEN Absorbent Ground (White) 473 ml (16 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Absorbent Ground (White) 473 ml (16 FL/OZ)


$28.89  $17.34

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GOLDEN Absorbent Ground (White) 946 ml (32 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Absorbent Ground (White) 946 ml (32 FL/OZ)


$44.39  $26.64

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GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels 236 ml (8 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels 236 ml (8 FL/OZ)


$17.19  $10.32

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GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels 473 ml (16 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels 473 ml (16 FL/OZ)


$28.89  $17.34

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 236 ml (8 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Black Gesso 236 ml (8 FL/OZ)


$17.19  $10.32

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 3.78 L (128 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Black Gesso 3.78 L (128 FL/OZ)


$124.89  $74.94

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 473 ml (16 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Black Gesso 473 ml (16 FL/OZ)


$28.89  $17.34

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 946 ml (32 FL/OZ)

GOLDEN Black Gesso 946 ml (32 FL/OZ)


$44.39  $26.64

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 236 ml (8 FL/OZ)
$17.19  $10.32

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 3.78 L (128 FL/OZ)
$124.89  $74.94

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 946 ml (32 FL/OZ)
$44.39  $26.64

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GOLDEN Black Gesso 473 ml (16 FL/OZ)
$28.89  $17.34

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