Golden?s Gessos and Grounds offer artists a variety of ways to prepare materials for acrylic paintings or other art media such as oil, alkyds, charcoal, pastels and even watercolor. Golden Gessos are ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for the use of acrylics on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variey to textured surfaces without cracking. For oil painting over acrylic gesso, it is recommended that at least three layers of gesso be applied. Golden Gesso can be mixed with Golden Acrylics to produce a range of colored grounds. Modify Golden Gesso by mixing it with a variety of mediums. Spray it, or apply it with brush, roller, or trowel. Gesso provides a ?tooth? to the support that promotes the adhesion of the paint system.