Pre­par­ing your sur­face

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Gesso your board with ei­ther an acrylic or oil-based gesso. I like the Liq­ui­tex Pro­fes­sional gesso be­cause it has some cal­cium car­bon­ate added to give it ab­sorbency and tooth. If you use oil-based primer you’ll need to size your can­vas and give it sev­eral weeks to cure.

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