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Gamblin PVA Size 250ml

Gamblin PVA Size is a contemporary size used for preparing fabric supports, such as linen and canvas, for oil painting. Here are the key features and details of this product:

  1. Size for Fabric Support: PVA Size is a liquid solution that is used to size or seal fabric supports before applying paint. It creates a protective layer on the fabric, preparing it for the application of oil paint.
  2. Neutral pH: Gamblin PVA Size is formulated with a neutral pH, which means it is not acidic or alkaline. Using a neutral pH size is recommended by conservation scientists for linen and canvas supports instead of traditional rabbit skin glue.
  3. Non-Absorbent: Unlike rabbit skin glue, PVA Size does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, which means it does not swell and shrink over time. This stability helps to ensure the longevity of the artwork.
  4. Consistent and Reliable: Gamblin PVA Size is formulated to provide a consistent and reliable size layer that seals the fabric properly.
  5. Non-Yellowing: The PVA used in Gamblin PVA Size does not yellow over time, ensuring the preservation of the artwork’s color and appearance.
  6. Retains Flexibility: The PVA Size retains its flexibility even after drying, which is essential for maintaining the integrity of the fabric support.
  7. Low VOC Emissions: Gamblin PVA Size does not emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it safer to use in the studio.


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Instructions for Use:

  • Dilute the Gamblin PVA Size with distilled water according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Apply a thin and even coat of the diluted PVA Size to the fabric support using a brush or roller.
  • Allow the size to dry completely before starting the painting process.

Using Gamblin PVA Size provides artists with a contemporary alternative to traditional rabbit skin glue for preparing fabric supports. Its neutral pH, non-absorbent nature, and non-yellowing properties make it a reliable choice for sizing linen and canvas supports for oil painting. The flexibility and low VOC emissions further enhance its suitability for use in the studio.