Masonite

Masonite

Masonite is made by blasting wooden chips into long fibers with steam and then forming them into boards (Mayer). The boards are then pressed and heated to form the finished boards so no glue, binder or other material is added. Masonite has a smooth uniform texture, is moisture resistant and does not warp easily making it an excellent support for painting.

10" x 10"Art Alternatives 3/16" fiberboard was used. For oil and acrylic samples the Masonite was sealed with one coat of Golden GAC 700 clear sealing polymer, then primed with 4 coats of Golden Gesso. For the egg tempera samples the Masonite was primed with 3 coats of Golden Absorbent Ground (White) (Golden #3555-2). A 1 ½” Robert Simmons White Sable Skyflow brush (278W) was used to apply all materials.

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Masonite panel that has been primed, sectioned off with tape and is ready for paint.