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  • How do you prepare a canvas for acrylic paint without gesso?

    Avatar Of Daniel Deschamps daniel deschamps updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago 6 Members · 6 Posts
  • Avatar Of Sonam Rajput

    Sonam Rajput

    February 16, 2022 at 12:57 pm


  • Avatar Of Gopika Nandan

    Gopika Nandan

    February 26, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Any acrylic paint can be used to prep a canvas if you don’t have a gesso. Gesso has a chalk-like flat finish and if you prep without it.

    I will suggest that you would mix a neutral middle value of acrylic paint and apply it to the canvas.

    Lightly sand and apply another coat of paint and repeat.

    • Avatar Of Aleena Paul

      Aleena Paul

      February 28, 2022 at 10:09 am

      That was helpful.

  • Avatar Of Robert Abraham

    Robert Abraham

    March 1, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Gesso is pretty inexpensive and is used to change the surface quality, the canvas surface becomes smooth. So instead of using acrylic, I prefer sticking with gesso.

  • Avatar Of Mudasir Hussain

    Mudasir Hussain

    April 7, 2022 at 1:53 am

    you can go with plastic emulation paint water base which we use for walls

  • Avatar Of Daniel Deschamps

    daniel deschamps

    July 15, 2022 at 5:19 am

    I spray the canvas with warm water for a few seconds then let it dry

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