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Item #Item Name and DetailsMSRPNon-MemberMemberQuantity
Wilson Bickford Background Colors 500ml Jar - Blue Moon
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Wilson Bickford Background Colors 500ml Jar - Flamingo
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Wilson Bickford Background Colors 500ml Jar - Shaded Wood
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Wilson Bickford Background Colors 500ml Jar - Summer Forest
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Wilson Bickford Background Colors

Toned gesso for achieving dramatic background effects!

Wilson Bickford Background Colors are a toned gesso made from an acrylic polymer emulsion, which are formulated for easy application and are highly opaque. It provides a flexible film base, over which you can apply oils, acrylics, alkyds, temperas, gouache, etc. When painting with oil colors, apply a thin coat of Wilson Bickford Clear Glazing Medium between the Wilson Bickford Background Color and the oil colors, to create a wet layer into which you can blend the added oil colors. These background colors are available in 4 popular colors.

  • A toned gesso for achieving dramatic effects and beautiful backgrounds
  • Crafted from an acrylic polymer emulsion
  • Effortless application and highly opaque
  • Use as a background layer for oil colors, acrylics, alkyds, tempera and gouache
  • Dries quickly
  • Excellent for creating "matting" effects
  • For best results, apply 1-2 coats with a primer brush, allowing drying time between coats
  • Clean up with just soap and water
  • Perfect for artists, students, teachers, studios, businesses and classrooms!
  • Available in an array of 4 popular colors -- Blue Moon, Flamingo, Shaded Wood, and Summer Forest
  • Sold in 500ml bottles
  • Incredible low prices! - Perfect for bulk purchasing!

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Oversized orders

Certain items and large orders ship via LTL (less than truckload) with reduced ground rates inside the contiguous 48 states.

Turnaround times

Most orders leave our warehouse in 24-48 hours. Orders received before 9:30 AM EST on a weekday will most likely ship the same business day contingent upon warehouse volume. Our warehouse is located in Henderson, NC. Your estimated transit time will vary based on your proximity to our warehouse. Custom sectional frames are cut-to-order so please allow additional time for delivery.

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