Hello everybody -- long time lurker, first time poster
I've been curious about aluminium as a painting substrate, and came across the aluminium panels provided by Jacksons Art -- anybody tried them?
Their panels are anodised
aluminium -- which is quite different to Dibond
(an ACM). Anodised means the aluminium won't "oxidise" and tarnish. Jacksons Art Blog
: "These panels have an anodised aluminium surface that is ready-prepared for use with all types of painting media, including oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache and ink as well as some drawing media like pencil and pen. No priming is necessary. The paint will adhere very well to the metal
This is a bonus given there's no white coating to sand down (like you do with Dibond), however Jacksons advises (in the comments beneath the blog post) a "light sanding" if someone wishes to use a primer for a different texture/colour. A light sanding is so that the priming will adhere better (which makes me worry given that aluminium dust is hazardous to breathe).
I don't know if I'm overthinking it, but I'd love to know if anybody here has tried Jacksons panels before and can give their two cents?