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PUTTING GESSO OR PRIMER ON A PREPRIMED CANVAS??

I first posted on this subject in February, but since then I have been studying some more information about the subject.  The info below is good of course, but there are easier things you can do as well and those are listed at the end.  I want you to have the latest information while keeping life simple, right?               

     In short the answer is yes! Because you want your painting to last. This is true especially if you are painting in oils. The acids in your paints as well as solvents will eventually eat into the canvas and rot it. It will happen over time and according to "Murphy's law" it will happen with your best paintings! Also with oils, we want the canvas as stiff as possible to avoid any cracking of the paint. So questions to consider are first how to buy canvas, then how to prepare it for painting, what do you use and how do you use it?  What do you look for when purchasing a canvas?  There are several things to check if you want a good one:

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