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Gesso Primer

You will discover everything you need to produce your best work in the comprehensive range here at Pegasus Art! In addition to our extensive collection of fine paints and brushes, you will also find the gesso primer you need to prepare your surface ready to enjoy working with your paints.

What is Gesso?

Gesso is a term used to describe the initial coat that is applied to the surface you intend to paint in order to prime it. Gesso protects that surface from the paint whilst enabling the paint to adhere well. Gesso is made from a combination of pigment, chalk and binder and dries to a matt, gritty finish which can sometimes be sanded to refine it. Gesso offers enhanced absorption for your pigment.

The different brands of gesso primer deliver a variety of textures, which means you may have to experiment to find the gesso which best suits your work and chosen surface. Even primed canvases may benefit from a coat of gesso as they can lack the tooth and absorbency that is required for acrylic paints. Gesso is available in both artist and student grade and is traditionally white in colour. However, black and tinted gesso is now available.

Gesso at Pegasus Art

Our range includes gesso from the Atelier Interactive, C Roberson, Cornelissen, Golden, Jo Sonja, Pip Seymour and Spectrum collections. These are all names that you can trust to deliver high quality materials and mediums which will help you to make the most of your creative talents. Our range features white and black gesso primers and varieties that can be sanded.

Please explore our gesso primer range in detail to find the best solution for you. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly team. They are all artists themselves and will be delighted to help you make the right choice.

Atelier Interactive Gesso Primer - 250ml Atelier Interactive Gesso Primer - 250ml
£8.29
Out of stock
Atelier Interactive Gesso Primer A quality heavy ground for priming your painting surfaces. Designed to be used with Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paints but can also be used with any other acrylic paint or oil paint. 250ml pots
Atelier Interactive Liquid Gesso Primer - 250ml Atelier Interactive Liquid Gesso Primer - 250ml
£8.29
1 in stock
Atelier Interactive Liquid Gesso Primer has been designed as a ground for Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paints but can also be used with any acrylic paints or oil paints. More flexible than the gesso primer this can be painted straight onto your canvas or painting surface without dilution with water. 250ml pots
Bone Ash Ground For Drawings, Silverpoint & Pastels 250ml Bone Ash Ground For Drawings, Silverpoint & Pastels 250ml
£16.95
£13.60
3 in stock
Bone Ash Ground Mildly abrasive ground, for metalpoint, dry drawing media and liquid inks. Soft, fibrous support, for all drawing materials and liquid inks, Dilutes with water. For best results apply one or two coats with a soft synthetic brush, working quickly and brushing out in both directions to ensure even coverage. Apply to paper (200gsm +), acrylic primed boards, canvas, etc. Bone Ash Groun…
C Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer C Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer
£15.60
£12.90
Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is an artist quality, fast drying, flexible and non-yellowing ground for oil paint, acrylic paint and temporar paint. Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is a cost effective product for artists. Add acrylic colour to the primer if you need a change of tone as a base for your work. You will have a matte, absorbent surface to work on with this ac…
Cornelissen Whiting - Soft Grade Fine Chalk Whiting 3.3 micron Cornelissen Whiting - Soft Grade Fine Chalk Whiting 3.3 micron
£6.90
In stock
Whiting - Chalk Whiting Soft This fine soft grade chalk whiting supplied to us by L. Cornelissen & Son is perfect for making your own gesso. Whiting has an opaque quality, fineness and uniformity of grain, insolubility in water and is a good bulking powder. Use this chalk whiting as part of your gesso making recipe for an excellent result. We supply rabbit skin granules and ready-made rabbit skin…
Daler Rowney Graduate Gesso White Primer 1 Litre Daler Rowney Graduate Gesso White Primer 1 Litre
£13.95
£12.20
Out of stock
Graduate Gesso Primer 1 Litre - Daler Rowney Primer White gesso primer has been formulated for use as a ground for both oil painting and acrylic painting.  This gesso primer can be used on canvas or board supports.
Golden Absorbent Ground White Golden Absorbent Ground White
£14.95
In stock
Golden Absorbent Ground creates a surface with the absorbency of paper offering excellent staining and wash effects. This is a flexible acrylic ground which can be applied to non rigid supports such as canvas. Golden recommend that basic acrylic gesso is used as an initial coat.
Golden Black Gesso Golden Black Gesso
£14.95
In stock
Golden Black Gesso gives an extremely dense black finish with a semi matte finish. It can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces. Golden take great care to product quality artist products.
Golden Gesso Primer - White Gesso Golden Gesso Primer - White Gesso
£13.95
In stock
Golden Gesso is one of the best quality acrylic gessos on the market. This white gesso is an semi absorbant primer that dries to a dense white semi matte finish. The flexibility of Golden Gesso makes it suitable for priming most surfaces. It can be used as a base for both oils and acrylics.
Golden Sandable Hard Gesso Golden Sandable Hard Gesso
£14.95
In stock
Golden Sandable Hard Gesso can only to be used on rigid supports such as wood. This white gesso can be sanded to create an ultra smooth surface.
Jo Sonja Gesso White 250ml Jo Sonja Gesso White 250ml
£7.20
2 in stock
Jo Sonja Gesso is a flexible acrylic ground with a high grit content which provides tooth on which to paint. It is not water-absorbent and does not suck the moisture out of your paint when you start to work on it. Available in white  250ml Gesso may be used instead of or as well as All Purpose Sealer. The gesso is usually applied on very porous or uneven surfaces, the grit will have a slight level…
Spectrum Acrylic Gesso Primer Spectrum Acrylic Gesso Primer
£11.60
In stock
PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY FOR LARGER SIZES Spectrum Spectrum Acrylic Gesso Primer is a opaque, flexible white primer with a chalky consistency. If you prime your canvas or wood with this you will find the finish has a matt, soft chalky texture surface. With your first coat, dilute the gesso primer with 10% water. Follow this with at least two coats of undiluted gesso primer. A good surface…
Spectrum Black Gesso Primer Spectrum Black Gesso Primer
£30.48
In stock
Spectrum Spectrum Acrylic Black Gesso Primer is a opaque, flexible primer with a chalky consistency. If you prime your canvas or wood with this you will find the finish has a matt, soft chalky texture surface. With your first coat, dilute the gesso primer with 10% water. Follow this with at least two coats of undiluted gesso primer. A good surface for either acrylic paints or oil paints. Choose th…
Wallace Seymour Acrylic Gesso Primer Wallace Seymour Acrylic Gesso Primer
£10.26
Pip Seymour Acrylic Gesso Primer is a bright white primer, flexible, semi-absorbent primer for canvas and linen. Titanium White - Calcium Carbonate priming ground. Absorbent soft surface results when using gesso primer on canvas or linen. Absorbent contains more chalk than Standard Acrylic Primer. Recommended to apply 1-2 coats over dry acrylic size. High key white absorbent painting ground. The a…

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Atelier Interactive Gesso Primer A quality heavy ground for priming your painting surfaces. Designed to be used with Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paints but can also be used with any other acrylic paint or oil paint. 250ml pots
Atelier Interactive Liquid Gesso Primer has been designed as a ground for Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paints but can also be used with any acrylic paints or oil paints. More flexible than the gesso primer this can be painted straight onto your canvas or painting surface without dilution with water. 250ml pots
Bone Ash Ground Mildly abrasive ground, for metalpoint, dry drawing media and liquid inks. Soft, fibrous support, for all drawing materials and liquid inks, Dilutes with water. For best results apply one or two coats with a soft synthetic brush, working quickly and brushing out in both directions to ensure even coverage. Apply to paper (200gsm +), acrylic primed boards, canvas, etc. Bone Ash Groun…
Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is an artist quality, fast drying, flexible and non-yellowing ground for oil paint, acrylic paint and temporar paint. Roberson Acrylic Gesso Primer is a cost effective product for artists. Add acrylic colour to the primer if you need a change of tone as a base for your work. You will have a matte, absorbent surface to work on with this ac…
Whiting - Chalk Whiting Soft This fine soft grade chalk whiting supplied to us by L. Cornelissen & Son is perfect for making your own gesso. Whiting has an opaque quality, fineness and uniformity of grain, insolubility in water and is a good bulking powder. Use this chalk whiting as part of your gesso making recipe for an excellent result. We supply rabbit skin granules and ready-made rabbit skin…
Graduate Gesso Primer 1 Litre - Daler Rowney Primer White gesso primer has been formulated for use as a ground for both oil painting and acrylic painting.  This gesso primer can be used on canvas or board supports.
Golden Absorbent Ground creates a surface with the absorbency of paper offering excellent staining and wash effects. This is a flexible acrylic ground which can be applied to non rigid supports such as canvas. Golden recommend that basic acrylic gesso is used as an initial coat.
Golden Black Gesso gives an extremely dense black finish with a semi matte finish. It can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces. Golden take great care to product quality artist products.
Golden Gesso is one of the best quality acrylic gessos on the market. This white gesso is an semi absorbant primer that dries to a dense white semi matte finish. The flexibility of Golden Gesso makes it suitable for priming most surfaces. It can be used as a base for both oils and acrylics.
Golden Sandable Hard Gesso can only to be used on rigid supports such as wood. This white gesso can be sanded to create an ultra smooth surface.
Jo Sonja Gesso is a flexible acrylic ground with a high grit content which provides tooth on which to paint. It is not water-absorbent and does not suck the moisture out of your paint when you start to work on it. Available in white  250ml Gesso may be used instead of or as well as All Purpose Sealer. The gesso is usually applied on very porous or uneven surfaces, the grit will have a slight level…
PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY FOR LARGER SIZES Spectrum Spectrum Acrylic Gesso Primer is a opaque, flexible white primer with a chalky consistency. If you prime your canvas or wood with this you will find the finish has a matt, soft chalky texture surface. With your first coat, dilute the gesso primer with 10% water. Follow this with at least two coats of undiluted gesso primer. A good surface…
Spectrum Spectrum Acrylic Black Gesso Primer is a opaque, flexible primer with a chalky consistency. If you prime your canvas or wood with this you will find the finish has a matt, soft chalky texture surface. With your first coat, dilute the gesso primer with 10% water. Follow this with at least two coats of undiluted gesso primer. A good surface for either acrylic paints or oil paints. Choose th…
Pip Seymour Acrylic Gesso Primer is a bright white primer, flexible, semi-absorbent primer for canvas and linen. Titanium White - Calcium Carbonate priming ground. Absorbent soft surface results when using gesso primer on canvas or linen. Absorbent contains more chalk than Standard Acrylic Primer. Recommended to apply 1-2 coats over dry acrylic size. High key white absorbent painting ground. The a…