Can you achieve the perfect canvas surface to paint on? You could purchase canvas boards that are pre primed with gesso. The boards, coated with primer, are a one-size-suits-all. But it doesn’t mean it will work for you. Fear not! This easy to follow guide will get you priming your own board in no time. Follow the 6 easy steps to prime your canvas with gesso. To master your craft you must control all the steps.