Paint Primers For Artists

Primers

Primers are used to prepare surfaces such as canvases and wood panels to create a separating layer that is more stable to paint on.

Primers are also called grounds or gessos. They and are often white to create a luminous base or black for a darker backdrop. You can tint them with colour or apply them straight from the bottle.

You will find some of the best brands here including Gamblin and Cranfield for oils and Golden for acrylics and watercolour