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In today’s post I will be reviewing; Daler Rowney Gesso

Daler Rowney: Gesso; White

Daler Rowney: Gesso; White

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Daler Rowney/ Cryla
  • Item number: 128250006
  • RRP at time of writing:

Reason For Buying

I wanted to strengthen pages of a sketchbook so I could use it with acrylic paint. Also to cover over grey board/mount board and paper mache boxes for dimensional projects.



  • Opaque
  • Great Coverage
  • Can add acrylic paint for a coloured base
  • Great for collage


Not got any really. Just be aware that gesso in general does add a tooth or key to the surface. Which can make your paint and tools drag a bit over the surface. I save an old brush or use a sponge to apply gesso, to avoid wearing out my favorite brushes.

Build Quality

Excellent, great fitting lid to the pot. You can squeze small amounts out using the nozzle in the lid or unscrew the lid if you want to use a palette knife.

Value for Money

Great. I’ve had mine ages and it’s still fine.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes. I love this gesso. It covers well and didn’t dry out in the pot, despite over a year of neglect. Worth the price for a quality product.

Summing up

Great for applying a less absorbent base for acrylic paint, I’ve used it on journal pages to give the paper more weight. On paper mache boxes to cover the board. Add acrylic paint to white gesso for a coloured base. A very versatile product, I’ll show some techniques using it in the coming weeks. If you haven’t yet, do try some gesso, it’s very useful and can be a fun way to experiment with more surfaces to paint onto.


Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie 🙂

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