One of the best priming methods is with Art Spectrum Oil Prime – use direct from the tin. No glue sizing is required and there is no need for multiple coats. Apply as you would an acrylic gesso. You can thin it out with water. Art Spectrum Oil Prime can be painted over as soon as the moisture has evaporated, A versatile primer that blends a true linseed oil base with an acrylic resin. Offers excellent opacity, tooth and flow, while protecting against bacteria and fungicides.
Art Spectrum Oil Prime is water-based, non-toxic, non-cracking and permanent. Quick drying, lead-free and archival it is perfect for canvas, wood panel, masonite and masonry. Developed by a Swiss chemist, this warm white primer requires no glue size barrier layer and may be used directly from the can. Dries in just one hour and may be double primed in just 12 hours all the while maintaining flexibility, usually the next day. It contains just the right amount of linseed oil, which provides chemical cross-linking and excellent adhesion.
Art Spectrum Oil Prime is available in 500 ml, 1 Litre and 4 Litre containers.