Premium All Basswood Natural Wood Panel
Are you looking for larger unprimed wood painting panels? The Ampersand Natural Wood Panel is constructed to be more dimensionally stable in larger sizes. Made with a thick, premium basswood top mounted to a heavy-duty solid basswood cradle frame, it will not flex under heavy layers of paint or wax and holds up to extreme weight and pressure. Unlike rough birch plywood panels, this uniform surface is sanded perfectly smooth allowing for a more even painting ground or wood stain.
Basswood is a premium, select wood that outperforms birch plywood in many ways. It is inherently smoother with no excessive wood grain, eliminating raised fibers and making it easier to gesso and paint on. Ampersand's all basswood Natural Wood Panels are free of knots, patches and seams that could compromise your artwork. Knots in wood can loosen over time and fall out, leaving a hole. Seams can move independently causing cracking and splitting in the finished piece.
The Natural Wood Panels are available with 1-1/2" heavy-duty solid basswood cradles, in large sizes up to 36” x 48".
All wood should be sealed and primed before painting. You can use clear gesso to see the wood grain through the sealer and primer.