Having bought this medium I'm wondering f it is the same as gesso?
Thank you for your enquiry. I can confirm that the Ocaldo Ocavin Medium is not really the same as a Gesso. Gesso is designed as a primer, a surface on which to paint.
The Ocavin Medium is a medium and is designed to be mixed with paint to alter the consistency and characteristics of the paint. This is suitable for modelling, glazing & varnishing. It can also be used as an art medium, mixing with paint and as a strong adhesive on porous materials.
It can be mix with paints to create texture, can be used as a fabric stiffener, or a decoupage glue. Also, it can be used to seal acrylic paintings as it dries to a clear, flexible finish.
Gesso is opaque, has excellent tooth, is highly pigmented and offers maximum covering power on both porous and non-porous surface. It is designed as a base layer offering a flexible and balanced absorbent support for the paint.
You can add a little paint to the Gesso to give a coloured ground.