hardboard: sturdy, durable, reliable. When you need the least amount of flex
from your surface, the hardboard is your best answer. However, while these
boards are known for their firmness, each exuding a substantial stability, they
never feel bulky. That’s a quality inherent in every dimension, be it the small
yet resilient 5x7”, commanding 12x16”, or four others falling in between.
Whichever version, each hardboard’s front is sealed with Golden’s GAC100 before
the finish is applied, giving you that professional edge. This particular
hardboard is primed with Gamblin Oil Painting Ground. This revolutionary primer
is not only safe to use and highly archival, but brings out the best of your
oil paints. How? Due to its “closed” surface, it adheres to oils instead of
penetrating them, forming physical (mechanical) and molecular (chemical) bonds.
This gives Gamblin Oil Ground a unique non-absorbent property, one that helps
keep the refined linseed binder in oil colors together with the pigment. In
short, it improves paint adhesion and intensifies color saturation. And, better
still, that color saturation lasts. If you want your work to be around for a
while, you can’t beat a hardboard with Gamblin Oil Painting Ground.