I’m not sure I’d recommend this for the application I applied it to. I used it for a canvas to stretch over a stretcher… several times, in fact. It soaks up the Gesso in industrial quantities and then does the same to the acrylic paint. The material itself is amazingly robust and it was fun to paint on. If you are going to texture or a rustic look, then use it over a pre-gessoed canvas to save on materials and time.
I suggest taking a pre-gessoed canvas and stretching this over it. Then decide if you want it gessoed to retain only the texture, or go for the full rustic effect and paint the acrylics or oils right onto it.
I haven’t tried it with oils yet, so I don’t know what the oil will do as it separates from the pigments and spreads through the filaments of the jute.
I’m now curious to try, so when I get around to it, I’ll post the results!