So you have a vision in mind for a beautiful piece of art on a Trekell panel. Your medium is acrylic paint, you’re feeling inspired, and you’re excited to get started on your next masterpiece.
Only problem? You don’t have a gesso-primed panel. You’re looking at a rather lengthy process of covering your panel with gesso, letting it dry, and repeating the process a few more times to get that perfect surface.
Now, unless you’re the most motivated person in the entire world who manages to sustain that original level of inspiration, you just might lose a little momentum during this prep stage. Good news: you can get Trekell Acrylic Gesso Primed panels and save yourself a lot of time and effort by letting us do the work for you.
Why would you want your panel to be primed with gesso?
You always want to prime your surface and panels are no exception. Acrylic gesso isn’t actually gesso (which contained animal glue binder historically) but a mix of white pigment and a filler. After the panel is primed, your acrylic paint will adhere smoothly and won’t penetrate the surface.
Can’t I just use an unprimed panel?
You should always prime a panel before creating your art so you have the best surface on which to work and so your paint doesn’t seep into the wood panel. Gesso gives the panel that surface that will grip the acrylic you’re laying down; you’ll feel the satisfying way your brush glides across it.
Why are Trekell’s Acrylic Gesso panels so great?
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the time-consuming, not fun part has been done for you. They make for a sturdier surface than canvas--panels are awesome because they offer a strength and structure whereas canvas has some movement. Try some of our mini panel packs, or grab your favorite shape in the size that works best for you. We’ve got you, and your panels, covered.