Trekell Oil Ground Panels | Trekell Art Supply

Trekell Oil Ground Panels

Trekell offers a variety of artist oil ground painting panels primed with Gamblin Oil Ground. Perfect for oil artists, this finish is available on different substrate boards made of Baltic Birch Wood, ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) or Hardboard. Our quality wood canvases are ready for oil paint. We take care of the first step, so that you can start creating your masterpiece!

Trekell Oil Ground Panels | Trekell Art Supply


Oil Ground is the foundation of an oil painting. It is very important for artists who are building permanent pieces to carefully consider the quality of every layer of their paintings. They should be as concerned about the layers that they do not see (size and ground) as they are the layers they do see (oil layers, painting mediums, and varnishes).

Just as a basement made from poor quality concrete will bring a house down;  an inferior ground will cause the painting—no matter how beautiful—to fall apart!


Gamblin Oil Painting Ground makes a strong, bright, non-absorbent foundation for oil paintings. Oil Ground is formulated from alkyd resin, titanium dioxide (for opacity) and calcium carbonate (for strong adhesion). Oil Ground brings out the best of whatever it touches. It's subtle, yet unmistakable texture enhances your oil paints and mediums and locks in the vibrancy and intensity of your colors.


Oil Ground is much thicker than acrylic gesso, and requires different application techniques—think time and tools—which can quickly add up! When purchasing Trekell’s Oil Ground Panels we do all of the prep work using the appropriate method and great care. You can rest assured that your panels are not only the highest quality, but also made with precision and craftsmanship. All you will need to do is paint!

Oil Ground Panels offered at Trekell -
Oil Ground Panel - 1/4" Baltic Birch
Oil Ground Panel - 1/8" Aluminum Composite Material
Oil Ground Panel - 1/8" Hardboard

Oil Ground Panel - 7/8" Hardboard

Oil Ground Panel - 1 5/8" Hardboard 

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