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Old 09-04-06, 01:14 AM
loajoy
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Default applying rabbit skin gesso over acrylic gesso

Hello, I have several wood framed acrylic boards in various sizes, some
painted. I want to remove the paint (kept lifting!) If I sanded them lightly with fine paper and applied the rabbit skin gesso would that work? The frames are beautifully hand made.
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Old 09-04-06, 04:05 PM
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I have done that 15 years ago and paintings are perfect. Just be sure that your glue in the gesso is neither too strong or too weak, as usual.
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Old 09-04-06, 05:10 PM
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Even though Rosemary has had success doing this, I would caution against it. Acrylic primer is not compatible with glue-chalk gesso. Just because it works in one environment does not mean it is a good idea.
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Old 09-04-06, 06:30 PM
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Default test for acrylic gesso

There is a test to discover whether my panels are acrylic or rabbit gesso.
however I can't find the info. Seems as if applying rabbitskin gesso is like baking bread...depends on the weather?
thanks again.
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