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Making Oil Painting Panels At Home Using Hardboard And Gesso

Artists’ DIY – Make Oil Painting Panels Yourself

In today’s video, I show you how I make these DIY oil painting panels or boards myself. I also talk about 5 advantages of making and using such boards. 

In my post about Oil Painting Surfaces, I briefly talked about panels/boards that can be used for oil painting. Some people also call them gesso panels or gesso boards.

Advantages of making your own panels

1. Control on texture
2. Cost-effectiveness
3. Custom sizes 
4. Easy to dry 
5. Easy to ship

Happy painting! 
Mandar

2 thoughts on “Artists’ DIY – Make Oil Painting Panels Yourself”

    1. In Pune, the cost of 4 feet by 8 feet mdf board varies from Rs. 350/- to Rs. 450/-. You do not need to buy a waterproof board if you plan to apply at least 2 coats of gesso on each side.

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