A highly pigmented "low tooth" gesso. Build your art on a strong foundation. Matisse Background Colours are all-purpose pure acrylic that can be applied to almost any surface. They are a highly pigmented low tooth gesso. Used directly onto wood, the Background Colour will not only cover and create a great surface to paint on, but will also seal the surface because it has a built-in sealer. All Matisse Background Colours are especially designed and selected for traditional folk art techniques, interior domestic decoration as well as canvas and board application. Matisse Background Colours can also be used with stencils, design painting, or simply as a flat decorative wall and ceiling paint. Apply direct from the jar and clean up with water. Matisse Background spreads easily with brush or roller and dries fast to a matt-velvet finish. Matisse Background Colours make an ideal coloured gesso. Matisse Background Colours come in 250ml "stack up jars".