A smooth painting surface for oil and acrylic media. Less absorbent than Claybord, the thick acrylic gesso ground is sanded to a fine finish. This smooth surface allows intricate detail. Gessobord is hard and durable. The cradled version of Gessobord features 3/4" and 2" supports that are glued flush with the back edge of the panel. The cradle provides extra support while giving the panel depth and dimension, making it ready to hang on the wall. The birch plywood cradles can be left unfinished or treated easily with wood stain, gesso or paint.