Michael Harding Pozzuoli Red Earth Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer
This is not just another primer! After many years of talking to artists and listening to their needs, I have specifically formulated my primer to be non absorbent. This means artists will no longer be frustrated by the dullness of paint which has had the oil drawn out resulting in flat, muted looking paint surfaces.
Countless numbers of artists have called me over the years asking the question, “Why has my paint gone dull overnight?” My question in return; “Did you paint upon an acrylic primed surface?” The replies have always been, “Yes how did you know?”
Although this product is non absorbing it will provide a strong bond to the layers of paint applied with just enough tooth so not to be greasy in feel. The result after painting upon my non absorbent acrylic primer: oil paint colours that look as though you have just brushed them on to your canvas!
NAAP may be applied to linen, wood, MDF, and other supports to produce a strong, flexible, permanent, and highly pigmented ground. It’s suitable as a ground for both acrylic and oil paint.
Do not apply over rabbit skin/hide glue or to unsound, flimsy supports such as cardboard.
Note this is a primer, not a gesso. Gessoes, sizes, or other ancillary products are unnecessary alongside NAAP.
- Apply 2 coats to your support, covering generously.
- If you desire increased flow, dilute with 1 part water, 4 parts NAAP.
- Apply a second coat once the first coat is touch dry (approximately 1 hour).