Langridge Oil Primer 1l

Untitled-7A traditional linseed oil based oil primer. Produces a high quality white surface with good tooth and flexibility for oil painting.

Constituents: Refined Linseed Oil, Titanium Dioxide Pigment, Calcium Carbonate, Cobalt Octoate.

Langridge Oil Primer needs further dilution for easy brushing out. Add Artists’ White Spirit to Oil Primer in proportions of 1:2 till a thin cream consistency is obtained. Oil Primer is supplied in a form that needs further dilution to prevent dropping out of the pigment whilst in storage. It is important not to use Langridge Oil Primer undiluted as the resulting film will be too fat and lacking proper tooth.

Because of a high titanium white pigment content, Langridge Oil Primer has excellent hiding power. Langridge recommends the application of two coats for a complete prime and for maximum brightness.

Before applying an oil primer the support must be ‘sized’ to reduce absorbancy. If over absorbant, the linseed oil in the primer will soak into the substrate leading to two major defects: The support, especially if canvas, will be acted upon by the oil, which is acidic, leading to embrittlement. The canvas can, in a short period of time, lose its’ flexibilty and start to crack, especially on stress points such as the edge of the stretcher frame. Secondly, the oil, having soaked into the substrate, will leave the primer underbound. There is not enough oil to completely bind the pigment, creating a priming ground that will draw oil from all oil colours applied on top. The primer, whether oil or acrylic, is the foundation of the whole painting. If the foundation is faulty all painting applied on top of it will be compromised.

After applying a sizing agent such as rabbit skin glue, gelatine size or diluted archival EVA the canvas fibres will have swelled due to the sizes’ water content. The swollen fibres will tend to give the surface a rough, abrasive surface. If wanting a smoother surface, lightlysand using a flat faced pumice stone. Pumice is less aggressive than commercial abrasive papers which have the potential to cut and weaken the canvas fibres. Once lightly sanded and wiped down with a dry cloth, proceed with the application of Oil Primer.

Further information about Langridge Oil Primer including application instructions can be found here.

Langridge Acrylic Primer 1l

Untitled-8A superior acrylic resin, low chalk content primer with excellent hiding power. High Titanium White loading. Suitable for oils and acrylics. Can be applied to a wide range of surfaces including raw canvas, wood and paper. No prior sizing needed. A permanently flexible and non-yellowing ground.

Constituents: Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion, Titanium Dioxide pigment, Calcium Carbonate, Talc, Wetting Agent, Defoamer.

A fluid primer that does not need further dilution for easy brushing out. Because of a high titanium white pigment content, Langridge Acrylic Primer has excellent hiding power needing only one coat application. A second coat may be needed for extremely absorbant surfaces. When applying to canvas (cotton or linen) the water content will swell the canvas fibres. When the primer dries the swollen fibres, now held in place by the acrylic resin, will tend to give the surface a rough, abrasive surface. If wanting a smoother surface, lightlysand using a pumice stone with a flat face. Pumice is less aggressive than commercial abrasive papers which have the potential to cut and weaken the canvas fibres. Once lightly sanded and wiped down with a dry cloth, a second coat of Acrylic Primer may be applied

Further information on Langridge Acrylic primer including application instructions can be found here.

Liquitex Gesso Primer

Untitled-10Liquitex Gesso is a premium acrylic gesso used to prepare painting surfaces for acrylic and oil paint.

  • Non-yellowing
  • Flexible and non-cracking
  • Provides the perfect “tooth” and adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces such as canvas, paper and wood
  • Excellent base coat primer for many applications for example murals
  • One coat is usually all that is required

Use undiluted or thin up to 25% with water. When thinning more than 25% use an equal mixture of water and Liquitex Matte Medium to thin gesso. Tint with up to 10% Liquitex Soft Body or Heavy Body Artist Colors.

Available in 118ml,237ml, 473ml and 946ml.

Liquitex Clear Gesso Primer

Untitled-9A very clear size and ground that keeps the working surface visible.

  • Ideal high tooth for pastel, oil pastel, graphite, and charcoal
  • Excellent ground for acrylic and oil paint
  • Mix with acrylic color to have a tinted ground
  • Dries clear to translucent depending on thickness
  • Flexible, non-cracking and non-yellowing when dry
  • Provides the perfect “tooth” and adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces including canvas, paper and wood
  • Excellent base coat primer for many applications for example murals

Application

  • For canvas, paper, wood, or any clean, porous, non-oily surface
  • Sizes and primes while maintaining the original appearance of the surface
  • Provides paper with good tooth for chalk and oil pastel techniques
  • Mix with a very small amount of transparent or translucent acrylic color to tint the ground while maintaining transparency

Available in 118ml , 237ml, 473ml, and 946ml.

Atelier Gesso Primer

Untitled-11For preparation of painting surfaces. Dries fast & waterproof for traditional acrylic techniques. Use with Atelier Interactive, other artists’ acrylics or oil paints.

• A heavy, white acrylic ground with a high grit content, designed to provide a stable matte, surface on which to paint either for acrylic or oil painting.
• Can be applied straight from the container for thick textural interest in a painting.
• For a smooth finish, dilute and sand between coats.

Clean up with mild soap & cool water. Water-Based & Non-Toxic.

Available in 250ml, 500ml & 1 litre.

Krylon Gesso Spray 311g

Untitled-6Krylon Gesso Spray provides a quick way to prepare a smooth, hard, ready-to-paint surface on canvas, board, plaster, wood, or cloth. This surface is bright white and non-yellowing.

Apply gesso in thin coats, 30 seconds apart. Using a gesso spray saves time and eliminates brush strokes, sanding, and brush clean up.

One 11 oz (311 g) can covers approximately 20 square feet (about 2 square meters).

Primal

Untitled-23A multi-purpose medium which can be used to thin acrylic paint, increase the open working time, as a sealer, and a clear varnish or to change the sheen levels of acrylic paints.

Sealer: Can be used straight from the bottle as a sizing/sealer on wood, canvas or cotton duck to seal the surface and prevent absorption of paint into the fabric.
Thinning: When added to acrylic paints it dilutes the viscosity and blends colours without losing pigment solids and intensity. This increases the open working time and translucency.

Use generously with acrylic paint or spread liberally over the surface to be worked on for wet-over-wet or wet over dry techniques.

Varnish: Primal can be used as a water based non-toxic over-varnish for acrylic painting. Provides a non-tacky protective coating. It is non-removable, however can be over painted.

Clean up with soap and cool water.

Available in 100ml and 2 litres.

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