I’ve tried all sorts of gesso and almost all work the same for me.
This is an economical format and has been the best bang for my buck when I need it. I don’t suggest you mix it with paints or tints, but if I’m honest, I haven’t played with that technique enough to tell you it won’t work. The dusty finish is lots of fun to play with and could potentially add effects you may want to your paintings.
I’ve used it almost exclusively with acrylic paints…. almost… some of my oils are over this gesso and it always seems to work fine for me. I haven’t ever tried it under watercolors or Gouaches. If any of you have, please let us how that worked for you in the comments.
My suggestion is to play with it and find what you like about it.
You can also get black Gesso, or tint this white one with pigments if you have that bent to you.