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gessobord - Ampersand wood panel with an acrylic gessoed painting surface
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The #1 panel for Oils and Acrylics!

It’s true. Museum Series Gessobord is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colors and the lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control. This makes Gessobord the perfect art panel for all painting styles with oil paints, acrylics and mixed media.

High-Density Hardboard Provides Superior Support

Only Ampersand uses true high-density hardboard made from US grown and renewable Aspen wood fibers. Made with Ampersand’s 1/8" True Artist Hardbord, the surface is acid-free and non-yellowing. Read more about the hardboard we use and why we’ve found it to be a better substrate.

Ampersand Wood Panels are Truly Archival

No other painting panel on the market protects an artist’s work like an Ampersand wood panel. Every Gessobord panel is protected by our proprietary Archiva-Seal barrier technology, the most advanced formula for sealing wood that prevents support induced discoloration.

Hand-crafted Cradles Offer Exceptional Stability

Only Ampersand builds their cradles by hand with premium-grade, 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look from edge to edge. Choose from 3/4", 1 1/2" and 2" deep cradles, offering support and presentation all-in-one. The cradle can easily be painted or stained to complement the artwork or sealed and then primed with gesso to wrap the image around the edges. For ideas on how to treat the edges of the cradle, consult this article on hanging and framing.

All Gessobord artist panels are eco-friendly, formaldehyde-free and proudly handcrafted in the USA.

More Info on Using Gessobord

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Standard Sizes Available

1/8" flat
4x4-­4pk
5x5-­4pk
5x7-­3pk
6x6-­4pk
6x8-­3pk
8x8
8x10
9x12
10x10
11x14
12x12
12x16
12x24
14x18
16x16
16x20
18x24
18x36
24x36
3/4" cradled
5x5
6x6
8x8
8x10
9x12
10x10
11x14
12x12
12x16
12x24
14x18
16x20
18x24
18x36
24x36
1 1/2" cradled
5x5
6x6
8x8
8x10
9x12
10x10
11x14
12x12
12x16
16x16
16x20
18x24
20x24
20x30
22x28
24x24
24x30
24x36
30x30
30x36
2" cradled
5x5
6x6
6x8
6x12
6x18
6x24
8x8
8x10
8x16
8x24
9x12
10x10
10x20
10x30
11x14
12x12
12x16
12x24
12x36
16x16
16x20
18x24
24x24
24x30
24x36
30x30
30x40
36x36
36x48

For information about custom sizes please contact us at bords@ampersandart.com

Artwork in the banner at the top of this page is a detail of "Over Union Bay" by Scott Gellatly, oil on Gessobord.