MH Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer 1000ml


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From Michael Harding:

This is not just another primer! After many years of talking to artists and listening to their needs, I have specifically formulated my primer to be non absorbent. This means artists will no longer be frustrated by the dullness of paint which has had the oil drawn out resulting in flat, muted looking paint surfaces. Countless numbers of artists have called me over the years asking the question, €œWhy has my paint gone dull overnight?€ My question in return; €œDid you paint upon an acrylic primed surface?€ The replies have always been, €œYes how did you know?€

Although this product is non absorbing it will provide a strong bond to the layers of paint applied with just enough tooth so not to be greasy in feel. The result after painting upon my non absorbent acrylic primer: oil paint colours that look as though you have just brushed them on to your canvas!


Apply 2 coats. First coat may be applied 25% diluted with water to increase flow and coverage if required. Apply second coat once first coat is touch dry (approx.. 1 hour). This product may be applied to: linen, wood, MDF and other supports to produce a strong, flexible, permanent, highly pigmented white ground. Suitable for as a ground for both acrylic and oil paint.

May even be applied over inexpensive standard primed canvases to render them non absorbent!

Do not apply over rabbit skin / hide glue or to unsound supports such as cardboard and flimsy supports!