FREDRIX DRY GESSO MIX is for those who prefer to make their own primer, or wish to thicken prepared gesso. A mixture of crushed marble, titanium white, and animal glue, this gesso can be used to prime canvas, wood, or any surface for oil or acrylic paints.
Because they control the manufacturing process, Fredrix hold themselves to the highest standards using premium grade, non-toxic and non-acidic materials.
Gesso is initially mixed with water, and when ready, linseed oil can be added if preparing for oil paints. It is meant to be applied over the layer of sizing. The sizing protects the canvas from oil, and the gesso lays down a highly absorbent coat for the painting base.