Golden Absorbent Ground, 128 oz.. This acrylic ground is designed for stain and watercolor-type applications. While it has a gesso-like consistency, it is not intended as a gesso alternative. It must be applied over a porous and "toothy" surface, such as Golden® Gesso, to ensure adequate adhesion. Once properly sealed, it is a permanent acrylic film that does not need to be kept under glass though additional protection is recommended.