This is a very good student grade gesso. Very flexible, non yellowing, and will not crack. Made with 100% Acrylic Polymer Emulsion. Binder to pigment ratio is balanced for optimum flexibility of the paint film. Rather thin, compared to most economy gessoes which have high chalk content. 2-3 coats are recommended, allow complete drying prior to additional applications. Richeson recommends this for use with acrylics, oil, casein and other water based medium.
First coat should be aggressively applied to the painting surface with a brush. Subsequent coat can be brushed or rolled on. A smoother surface can be achieved by sanding between coats.