You can find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Liquitex Professional Paint Markers below.
Nibs are easily replaceable in both paint marker sizes. Liquitex offer a pack of 15mm nibs for the wide marker as well as a mixed pack of 2mm bullet and chisel nibs which can both be used in the fine marker.
Liquitex Professional Paint Markers can be applied to fabric, but have not been formulated for optimum handle or laundering.
Providing the spray paint is thoroughly dry, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers can be used with solvent based spray paint.
For maximum longevity surfaces should be clean, dust or flake free and suitably primed before applying Liquitex Professional Paint Markers.
Liquitex Professional Paint Markers can be cleaned up with soap and water when wet, but are fully permanent and durable once dry.
Ideally Liquitex Professional Paint Markers should be stored horizontally as this makes re-mixing the colour inside the marker easier between uses. Storing Liquitex Professional Paint Markers vertically with the nib facing down should be avoided; dense pigments will collect at the valve, making it susceptible to clogging and re-agitation more difficult.
Following application a minimum of 24 hours drying time is required before varnishing. All Liquitex varnishes are suitable for use with Liquitex Professional Paint Markers. Care needs to be taken when varnishing fluorescent colours as they are more susceptible to bleeding; for best results Water-based Spray Varnish is recommended.
When wet, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers can be cleaned up with water and is easily removable from hands and skin. When dry, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers are permanent, durable and weatherproof.
Coverage is comparable to other paint marker brands. Coverage of 0.5 m² can be expected from the fine marker and 2.5 m² from the wide marker.
If the paint is wet, rinse out with water. If the paint is completely dry it is recommended that the nib is replaced.
Flooding is commonly experienced with all paint markers; it occurs when the nib is over-depressed, releasing too much paint for the nib to absorb. This results in paint collecting in the nib housing which, once filled to capacity, will over-flow around the nib. Until the housing is cleared, paint will continue to flow out of the marker housing. To clear, simply wipe off any excess paint and the paint marker will be fine to use again. Note: do not depress the nib again.
Unlike solvent based paint markers, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers are low odour and can be cleaned up with soap and water when wet. The water-based nature of the product means that Liquitex Professional Paint Markers are fully compatible with other Liquitex products and can be used confidently on top or underneath other Spray Paint, Heavy Body or Soft Body.
Liquitex Professional Paint Markers use only the highest artist grade pigments to ensure the most brilliant lightfast colours possible. The opacity levels is a direct result of the inherent qualities of individual pigments, no fillers are used as this would result in pastel craft colours rather than a fine art palette which matches the Liquitex spectrum.
Unlike Liquitex Professional Paint Markers, dye based markers are not lightfast and colours will fade over time. Dye-based markers are prone to bleeding; Liquitex Paint Markers will not bleed when used with other Liquitex products including acrylics, spray paint and varnish.
Liquitex Professional Paint Markers are formulated to a satin finish.
Paint Marker caps should always be replaced immediately after use to prevent the nib drying out. Often paint will flow through the nib again simply by reactivating the nib a few times. In the event that the nib has completely dried out, replacement nibs can be purchased.
Liquitex Professional Paint Markers can be used on a variety of surfaces including canvas, masonry, glass, wood and metal.
Liquitex Professional Paint Markers are suitable for both interior and exterior applications.
Liquitex Professional Paint Markers use a flexible acrylic binder; this ensures that cracking will not occur when used in accordance with usage instructions.
Providing Liquitex Professional Paint Markers are fully dried, they can be used in thin layers underneath oil paint.