Artefex Lead White Oil-Primed ACM Panel is a professional panel for oil painting with lead white oil priming on a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. This panel is 3mm thick and is available in sizes from 5 x 7 to 16 x 20 inches.
What are Aluminum Composite Panels?
The panel is a lightweight but rigid and durable aluminum composite material (ACM)—two strong sheets of aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core. The panel is coated on one side with a white polyester finish and a mill (polished aluminum) finish on the other side. This panel is 3mm thick and is available in sizes from 5 x 7 to 16 x 20 inches. This weather-resistant panel is ideal for a wide range of paint mediums including these:
Artefex Lead White Oil-Primed ACM Panels offer a superior support for painting compared to wood panels because ACM panels have very low response to environmental changes, such as relative humidity (RH) and temperature.
Lead White Oil-Primed
Artefex Lead White Oil-Primed ACM Panels are primed with lead white and titanium white oil priming. The lead white provides best resistance to the environment from changes in relative humidity (RH) and the titanium white the greatest opacity and brightest white. This type of primer does not absorb water readily and is especially suitable for oil, oil-resin and oil-alkyd paint. Oil priming requires a more complex process than acrylic (universal) priming and needs the utmost care and attention to produce a quality surface for painting. Two coats of oil priming are applied, then dried in low temperature ovens where the temperature and humidity are maintained at constant levels to achieve an optimal final result. The brightness and tone of oil colors are brought out by this special kind of preparation. The brushstroke is both fluent and well defined on this type of priming.
Two Surface Types
Artefex Lead White Oil-Primed ACM Panels are available in two finishes: eggshell and smooth. These surfaces are matte and accept both fluid and paste paint with ease.