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Encaustic Ground (Gesso)

Gesso or 'ground' used for encaustics is a specially formulated priming ground built with high absorbency to create the perfect base for wax application.



Wood panels can be painted directly with wax but a white ground is often prefered  to enhance reflectivity and colour brilliance.


Easy to apply, the ground is fluid, yet full bodied giving maximum film-build needed to 'take' subsequent wax coats.

Apply 2 coats of Encaustic Ground with a wide, flat soft brush.

Allow to dry (approximately 1 hour) between coats and, if desired, lightly sand for ultra-smooth finishes.

Once dry, Encaustic Ground is permanent and will not lift or crack.


Wash brushes in water.

Available in 500ml, 1 Litre and 4 Litre tins.

  • 500ml $26.50
  • 1 Litre $51
  • 4 Litre $123