Fluid Acrylics are highly intense, permanent acrylic colours with a consistency similar to heavy cream. Produced with only lightfast pigment, not dyes, they offer very strong colours with a fluid consistency. No fillers or extenders are added and the pigment load is comparable to GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics. We have a range of 80 colours.
The opacity of these paints is rated from 1 to 8, with 1 being the most opaque and 8 being the most transparent.
Fluid Acrylics contain a very high pigment level in acrylic polymer, equal to our Heavy Body colours. It is important to note that our fluid consistency is not the result of additional water -- that would weaken both colour and adhesion. Fluid colours offer high tinting strength, durability, flexibility and good adhesion and contain no more water than heavy bodied paints. Fluid Acrylics are ideal for spraying, brushing, staining, fabric applications, and can be easily mixed with other GOLDEN colours and mediums.
Golden believe that artists have the right to know what chemicals they are working with, and so have developed their own Health & Safety labelling system. You should follow basic precautions when using any Golden Products. Each label gives pigment identification information as well as general guidelines for safe use, and on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) which list hazards of product components without incorporating the use assumptions of toxicological risk assessment. Golden's label advice for using chemical products safely, while conservative, emphasizes the need to err on the side of caution when using art materials. It's a lot of information to fit onto a label, Golden believe it's the best service they can offer. More information about Golden Health & Safety Labelling
A beautiful set of pure colours - quick drying - can be diluted with water despite what it says on the tin! Amazing effects possible. And if painted onto clay surfaces can be scratched to make emergent chalk-like landscapes.
Still working on all possibilities and will update this David Dennis (Bexhill-on-sea, United Kingdom) on 20 Oct 2015
I have now used these paints for some weeks and found them - both in bottles and tubes - to be outstanding. Bright colours, good spread and easy to use. Water soluble with some lovely transparent effects possible. Also - no smell and no fumes from thinners - brushes can be washed in water.
There are also some special colours available and some of the range contains mica particles so you can make 'shot cloth' effects to be viewed when viewing the painting from either side - you get an eerie iridescent glow! This range also has gold and silver.
Golden Paints are featured in the main header photo on the Saatchi Art website at present. David Dennis (Bexhill-on-sea, United Kingdom) on 11 Jan 2016
I am very impressed with the Golden fluid acrylic paints, will certainly purchase again, they mix well with other acrylics when needed. Shirley Arnold (Ilkeston, United Kingdom) on 18 Feb 2016