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Stop oil colors from looking dull, flat, and muted with Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer.

This specially formulated primer creates a non-absorbent surface that doesn't leech the oil from oil paints like a conventional acrylic primer does. This helps oil colors keep their original luster.

Made with non-toxic, non-absorbing acrylic resin, this primer produces a strong, flexible, permanent, and highly pigmented white ground that's suitable for both oils and acrylics. It provides a strong bond to layers of paint to prevent delaminating.

Apply Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer to linen, wood, MDF, and other suitable supports.


Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer (NAAP) is a versatile product suitable for application on various surfaces, including linen, wood, MDF, and more. It is designed to create a robust, flexible, permanent, and intensely pigmented ground, making it an excellent choice for both acrylic and oil paints.

Important Application Guidelines:

Support Selection: NAAP should not be applied over surfaces treated with rabbit skin/hide glue or on unsound, flimsy supports such as cardboard. Opt for stable substrates to ensure the primer’s effectiveness.

Not a Gesso: Please note that NAAP is a primer, not a gesso. As such, there is no need for additional gessoes, sizes, or other ancillary products when using NAAP.


Coat Application: Apply a minimum of two coats of NAAP to your chosen support, ensuring liberal coverage for optimal results.

Dilution for Flow: If you desire increased flow, dilute NAAP with a mixture of 1 part water to 4 parts NAAP. This adjustment allows for customization based on your artistic preferences.

Second Coat Application: Apply the second coat once the first coat is touch dry, typically after approximately 1 hour. This step contributes to the creation of a well-prepared painting surface.

Additional Considerations:

Suitable Supports: Do not use Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer on flimsy or unsound supports. It is crucial to choose a stable and well-prepared surface for priming to ensure the longevity and integrity of your artwork.

Canvas Weave Consideration: Avoid using this primer on canvases with a wide weave. The non-absorbent nature of the primer may not be suitable for canvases with a loose or open structure, compromising its effectiveness.

Transparency Check: Before application, inspect your canvas material by holding it up to the light. If you can see light passing through the wefts (threads) of the canvas, it is not recommended to use Michael Harding Non-Absorbent Acrylic Primer. Opt for a more appropriate primer based on the transparency of your canvas.


*ORIGINAL WHITE  (Pigment: PW) Ⓥ VEGAN Apply two coats of NAAP white and allow to dry.

NAAP may be applied to linen, wood, or MDF. It’s a strong, flexible, permanent, and highly pigmented ground, suitable for both acrylics and oils.

*CLEAR (Transparent) Ⓥ VEGAN Designed for application to a coloured support surface the artist wishes to preserve or enhance, such as raw linen or wood. The support will become slightly darker from the Clear (Transparent) NAAP application.

*BURNT SIENNA(Transparent) (Pigment: Pr101) Ⓥ VEGAN Use this colour in conjunction with NAAP White to discover the transparent and luminous qualities of my Burnt Sienna.

Apply two coats of NAAP white and allow to dry. Scumble on a thin layer of NAAP Burnt Sienna to achieve a warm grisaille brushed appearance for the foundation layer of your painting.

P.S. – A little goes a long way!

*RAW SIENNA DARK(Semi-Transparent) (Pigment: PBr 7) Ⓥ VEGAN As any artist would expect, Raw Sienna Dark is a deep, ochry, brown shade, beautiful for any type of painting.

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