Liquitex Paints

Liquitex Paints

Since developing the first water based artist acrylic products in 1955, Liquitex has always been concerned with the needs of the professional artist. All Liquitex products are formulated by a unique team of chemists and artists: chemists with a wide array of skills in resin technologies and artists who help us to stay focused on the working properties.  This combinations allows us to make the most versatile ranges of intense, highly loaded, permanent colours possible. Liquitex is the only acrylic brand to offer three uniquely different ranges of professional colour to suit the needs of the artist.  That in mind, range-specific handling characteristics are established so that every Liquitex paint feels just right – never too sticky or slippery. The low-odor acrylic resin base represents the latest in acrylic resin technology, offering increased open time and producing colours of great clarity with very low wet-to-dry value shift. The paint films are highly flexible, durable, non-yellowing, UV resistant, water-resistant and pH neutral when dry.  All Liquitex Professional Colours can be intermixed with each other and as well as all Liquitex Mediums.


  • Little to no perceptible wet-to-dry colour shift

  • Wide range of intense, permanent pigments

  • Each colour is uniquely formulated to bring out the maximum brilliance and clarity of each individual pigment

  • All colours are formulated to dry within a tight satin sheen range

  • Suitable for indoor and outside applications

  • Water soluble when wet, dries quickly to a water-resistant surface

  • No chemical drying action to prolong painting and varnishing procedure

  • Excellent adhesion to most painting surfaces; wood, leather, canvas, silk, plastic, mural applications, metal, paper, etc.

  • Chemically alkaline when wet and therefore compatible with common mural grounds such as concrete, plaster, cement, concrete block or any masonry surface

  • No toxic solvents or cleaners necessary

  • Resistant to ultra-violet light, will not yellow or get brittle over time

  • Outstanding colour clarity and brilliance for superb colour mixing

Soft Body Artist Colour

Soft Body Artist Colors

Liquitex Soft Body Artist Colour, previously referred to as Medium Viscosity, was the original Liquitex acrylic formulation first made in 1956. An extremely versatile artist paint, creamy and smooth with a concentrated pigment load producing intense, pure colour. The creamy smooth, pre-filtered consistency ensures good coverage, even-levelling and superb results in a variety of applications and techniques.

  • 94 Professional Colour Spectrum

  • Heavy cream consistency

  • Even levelling

  • Extremely versatile formulation for most fine art and decorative art techniques

  • Retains little or no brush marks

  • Ideal for flat, large area coverage and fine line detail

  • Professional grade colours for decorative painters are also available

  • Available in tubes and jars


  • Traditional painting on canvas or panel

  • Fabric Painting

  • Decorative Painting

  • Faux Finishing

  • Glazing

  • Underpainting

  • Murals

  • Calligraphy

  • Unfired ceramics

  • Sculpture

  • Photo retouching

  • Watercolour

  • Illustration and Design

  • Airbrush (Thin with Liquitex Airbrush Medium)

  • Printmaking: Screen Printing, Mono Prints, Block Prints

  • Collage and Mixed Media

  • Scrapbooking/Altered Books

Heavy Body Artist Colour

Heavy Body Artist Colors

Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Colour, previously referred to as High Viscosity, has a thick consistency for traditional art techniques using brushes or knives, as well as for experimental, mixed media, collage and printmaking applications. Impasto applications retain crisp brush stroke and knife marks. Good surface drag provides excellent handling and blending characteristics with increased open-working time. High pigment load produces rich, brilliant, permanent colour.

  • 100 Professional Colour Spectrum

  • Exceptionally smooth, thick buttery consistency

  • Retains brush strokes and palette knife marks

  • Great for thick/impasto applications and painting techniques

  • Flexible when dry; thick films remain free of cracks and chips


  • Impasto: Thick applications with brush stroke and knife marks

  • Traditional Painting on canvas or panel

  • Experimental Painting

  • Collage and Mixed Media

  • Printmaking: Screen Printing, Mono Prints, Block Prints

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