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All Matisse Background Colours are especially designed for use on canvas (and board, etc.) however they have also been used extensively in interior domestic decoration.

Use MM26 Transparent Gesso mixed with the Matisse Background Colours for a coloured primer with extra tooth for painting and especially as a pastel primer. (Tip: vary the ratio of MM26 to Background Color to vary the roughness, or amount of tooth, in the primed surface.)

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. They spread easily with brush or roller and dry fast to a matt-velvet finish. Matisse Background Colours make an ideal coloured gesso. They come in 250ml "stack-up jars" with a selection of the most popular colours available in 1 Litre pails.


Note: All Matisse Background Paints should be applied in thin coats (no more than 0.5mm thick) to reduce the risk of cracks forming. Matisse Background Colours, being a coloured gesso, will mark more easily if left unvarnished.

For colour selections please refer to the colour chart below:


Click here to view larger colour chart.


Please note: Due to inherent differences in computer monitors, colours displayed on the attached colour chart may not accurately represent the actual colour.

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