Consistency: Heavy Creamy Fluid
Primary Usage: Primer
Special Properties: Sandable
Have you heard of Gesso? This smooth, highly pigmented professional-grade liquid paint is one of the most important supplies needed to prepare your canvas for the work of art to come.
More like a high-quality liquid paint than an artist-grade acrylic paint, Nova Color’s Gesso is a primer traditionally used by artists to treat the surface of their canvas prior to painting. It dries hard, making the surface (either traditional like canvas or even mixed media forms) stiffer. Not only does this make it easier for the artist to apply the paint, but it also makes the surface slightly textured and ready to accept professional-grade acrylic paint rather than soak it in.
Gesso is a must-have for any artist who routinely uses canvas and wants to get the most out of their professional acrylic paint. However, even casual crafters should have artist-grade Gesso on hand. With Gesso, the possibilities for what you can paint on are endless. For instance, if you wanted to paint on a vinyl record or add hand-painted elements to a mirror, all you need to do is add some Gesso to where you’re going to paint and begin going to work with professional-grade acrylic paint once dry.
While there’s no right or wrong way to apply Gesso, we suggest evaluating if you need to dilute it. Our gesso is already fluid. Additionally, you can sand the Gesso between each completely dry layer.
Purchase the best acrylic paint and liquid applications from Nova Color today and see for yourself the endless painting possibilities!
What the product does:
- Gesso is used as a primer to create a smooth painting surface
- Provides ideal conditions for acrylic paint application & absorption
- Stiffens your painting surface & is non-yellowing
How to use:
- Clean your surface and make sure it is free of any loose paint, dirt, or oily residue
- Surfaces painted with oil or solvent-based paints must be sanded before gesso application
- Apply directly to your clean & oil free surface & enjoy your primed surface
- Drying time may differ depending on weather conditions
- Mix with #207 Nova Gel or #206 Gloss Medium & Varnish to increase the flexibility or gloss of the Gesso
- You can mix your Nova Color paints to create tints (pastels)
- You can thin your gesso using water (over-thinning with water may result in poor adhesion)
- Do not allow it to dry on brushes or tools
- Clean your brushes or tools with soap & water after use
- Dries permanent & is water resistant
Quart/32 fl. oz., Gallon/128 fl. oz., Pourable gallon/128 fl. oz., 5 gallon pail
All orders are processed within 5 to 7 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped. We ship via domestic ground and International services.
Domestic Shipping Rates and Estimates
For calculated shipping rates: Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout. For larger orders please email email@example.com and we can assist you.
Estimated delivery time
5 to 7 business days
3 Day Select
2 to 3 business days
1 Day Air
1 business day
You can skip the shipping fees with free local pickup at Nova Color, 5894 Blackwelder Street Culver City, CA 90232. After placing your order and selecting local pickup at checkout, your order will be prepared and ready for pick up within 1 to 5 business days. We will send you an email when your order is ready along with instructions. We also offer same day pick up. For the same day pick up call into the shop via phone (310)-204-6900 or leave special instructions in your order. We can’t wait to see you here!
Our in-store pickup hours are 9:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Please have your order confirmation email with you when you come. You must provide your order number upon arrival to receive your pick up order. We look forward to seeing you!
We offer international shipping to over 200 countries direct to consumer.
Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Nova Color Paint is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.
How do I check the status of my order?
When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available.
If you haven’t received your order within 5 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and order number, and we will look into it for you.
Shipping to P.O. boxes
Nova Color Paint does not offer shipping to P.O. boxes
Refunds, returns, and exchanges
We accept returns up to 30 days after delivery.
Subject to the Terms of Sale, Nova Color, Inc. will accept returns of any unopened or unused single gallon paint (where the security seal is still intact, and the paint is still in its original condition and packaging) for a $10.00 per gallon restocking fee. Nova Color, Inc will also accept return of unopened or unused supplies also subject to a $10.00 restocking fee. Returns for purchases must include a valid proof of purchase, such as a receipt. Refunds will be issued to the original form of payment (credit card, PayPal, etc.), unless otherwise noted. Refund amounts will be determined after adjusting orders for returned quantities, which may impact volume based pricing discounts previously earned.
In the event that your order arrives damaged in any way, please email us as soon as possible at email@example.com with your order number and a photo of the item’s condition. We address these on a case-by-case basis but will try our best to work towards a satisfactory solution. We will help and assist you in anyway possible.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a return, please contact Nova Color, Inc. at email@example.com.