Opus Art Supplies

Opus Essential Gessoes

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Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes
Opus Essential Gessoes

Opus Art Supplies

Opus Essential Gessoes

Regular price
$36.20
Regular price
$0.00 $0.00
Sale price
$36.20
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Available For Delivery: (60 available)
In-Store Availability:
  • Granville Island (10 available)
  • Coquitlam (6 available)
  • Downtown Vancouver (9 available)
  • Kelowna (11 available)
  • Langley (6 available)
  • North Vancouver (3 available)
  • Victoria (16 available)

Opus Essential Gesso is an artist-quality gesso, perfect for preparing unprimed surfaces such as canvas, linen, wood and paper. This heavy-bodied, bright white gesso has maximum opacity, adhesion, and water-resistance, and dries to a non-yellowing, flexible matte finish. Opus Essential Gesso contains high levels of titanium dioxide, calcite grit, and acrylic resin. Apply 2–4 coats as desired.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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Diana C.
Opus Essential Gesso

I love this product. Just the right consistency, goes on easily, and provides a perfect base for my canvas.

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K.B.
Will NEVER use again. Made me very ill.

I've been purchasing GESSO from OPUS for a couple of decades now, and have tried a number of brands. I was fairly satisfied with the essental OPUS brand at first (other than the smell and its tendency to clump a bit) I have been using it for a couple years now regularly, however I can't tolerate it anymore. I don't know if the mixture has changed but I am on my 6th pail of this brand and have consistently gotten more and more sick every time I use it. My studio is pretty well ventilated but I even tried applying the product outdoors the last two times however the fumes still made me nauseas, dizzy and completely ill, I got such a terrible headache I ended up vomitting. It's awful and I will be switching back to GOLDEN. I actually miss the BUZZ gesso as it was economical and I felt the coverage was great. Sad that BUZZ is gone and sad the OPUS GESSO brand is obviously quite toxic.

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TracyAnne N.
Gesso does the job.

Great primer for wood or canvas substrate.

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Wally S.
Thick and creamy

I love it one coat and it drys fast one coat is all you need.

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Crystal R.
Nauseating

Smells like house oil paint from the 90s. Made me nauseous. Seems like latex more than polymer. Dries on the container similarly to watercolour masking fluid. Hoping it works well as a base for my oil paintings and nothing will flake off.