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    Question asked 2018-10-05 14:31:30 ... Most recent comment 2018-10-08 15:17:07
    Oil Paint Art Conservation Topics

    ​Jerry's artarama makes an aluminum metal surface on which they claim you can paint directly onto. My question is can really I use oil paint directly on this surface (without any gesso) and will it last or will it chip off over time?

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    Sorry your question seems to have fallen through the cracks. I am not aware of the product so I cannot make definitive statements. Additionally, we do not currently have a representative from Jerry’s to comment. I will try to remedy this soon, and hopefully, their representative can comment on this. I would say that I worry about oxidation to the aluminum surface interfering with adhesion over time without an intermediate layer or a ground applied immediately after abrasion and cleaning with an appropriate solvent.

    It is certainly possible that Jerry’s has found a way around this and the panels are as advertised. I will let them respond to your question before making any definitive statements on the subject.

    Brian Baade
    2018-10-08 15:17:07

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