Before I start painting on canvas, what should I apply on the canvas?


You can buy canvas that has already been primed with gesso, or you can apply acrylic gesso to any canvas or board that you want to paint on. In this case, follow the directions on the gesso container.

For best results, apply two or three layers; diluting the first coat with water, and lightly sanding between coats.

Updated on April 11, 2018

Original Article:

Oil Painting Tools and Materials for Beginners
By Robie Benve