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Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylics (59ml)

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  • Available in 100 vibrant colours
  • Heavy body viscosity
  • High pigment concentration
  • Intense colours
  • Offers a unique exceptionally smooth and buttery consistency
  • Ideal for creating impasto effects

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Video: An Overview of Liquitex Heavy Body

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paints, previously referred to as High Viscosity, have always been known for their high-quality pigment, excellent coverage and ease of use. Containing a high pigment load and providing intense colour, with an exceptionally smooth, buttery consistency, Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint is ideal for impasto effects, retaining brush strokes easily and effectively. Liquitex stocks a vast selection of Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, which is available in sets or as individual paints. The thick consistency of the Heavy Body Acrylic is ideal for traditional art techniques, as well as for mixed media, collage, or experimental applications.

Video Series: Liquitex Professional Acrylics

What is Acrylic paint?

Fast-drying and water based, Acrylic paint is composed of a pigment suspended in an acrylic co-polymer binder. This is then applied to a support such as a canvas. The pigment fixes to the support upon evaporation of the water, producing a slight colour change in the process. Acrylic paint dries to a water-resistant, flexible finish, making it the ideal medium for a number of craft purposes including screen printing and model making.

All colours can be thinned with water to pale washes, or used directly from the pot or tube. The quick drying properties of the range enable the artist to work speedily, and a hairdryer may be used to further accelerate the drying process.

All Liquitex Heavy Body colours are fully intermixable and suitable for interior and exterior use, ideal for all art and craft projects. Different textures and effects can be created with these acrylic paints by adding a medium such as Super Heavy Gel or Glass Beads.

Once completed and dry, a thin layer of varnish may be applied, to protect and preserve artwork. Varnish is available in satin, matte and gloss finishes.

Acrylic paints are water-based, so brushes used to apply the paint need only mild soap and water to clean them after use. This video illustrates how simple it is to clean and care for acrylic paint brushes.

Why choose Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic?

Available in sets or individually in 59ml tubes, the Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic range boasts a stunning spectrum of 100 colours, offering an infinite mixing palette for the artist.

Blog Post: Infinite Intermixability With Liquitex Acrylic

Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?

Acrylic Painting Pads contain linen textured paper specifically designed for use Acrylic Colour. Incredibly versatile, Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic can be used on almost any semi-absorbent surface, including canvas, wood, fabric, ceramic bisque and cardboard.  In some cases, the surface may need to be first treated with a primer.

Acrylic can even be painted onto a sheet of glass, and peeled off once dry.  This object can then be mounted as a free standing or hanging sculpture, or cut into pieces to make a mosaic.

Which brushes are best for Acrylic paint?

Specially developed for painting with acrylic colours, Acrylix brushes have synthetic soft filaments, good snap and perfect spring, making them ideal for acrylic painting. Acrylic paint may also be mixed and applied using palette knives.

Which techniques work best with Acrylic paint?

The following links show some techniques on how Acrylics can be used:

Faux Finishes: Marbling

Blending and Scumbling

Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylics?

Click here for a glossary of Acrylic painting terms.

Who are Liquitex?

Founded in 1933 by Henry Levison, Permanent Pigments, an oil colour producing company from Cincinnati, Ohio developed the first water-based artist acrylic paints. Their new formulation was launched in 1955, under the new company name Liquitex, an abbreviation of “Liquid texture”, which Levison believed better captured the product’s essence.

Today, Liquitex offers a vast array of intermixable vibrant acrylic paints and mediums, enabling artists to continually explore new and innovative ways of working with Acrylic Colour.

Reviews (114)

28/05/2022
5/5
Perfect for what I wanted.
09/03/2022
5/5
Liquitex heavy body acrylics are my first choice for painting
03/03/2022
5/5
Brilliant
22/02/2022
5/5
Product is excellent
17/02/2022
2/5
As expected, ok product.
18/08/2021
5/5
Liquitex make the best heavy body acrylic
23/06/2021
5/5
I Love Liquitex :)
29/04/2021
5/5
The product is perfect for use with a palette knife. Strongly recommended.
13/04/2021
5/5
Just what I expected and is a quality product.
13/04/2021
5/5
I use this paint all the time and it never disappoints
25/03/2021
5/5
I have only started using Liquitex heavy body acrylics and I am really pleased with the results of the colours. Painting with them is a joy
20/03/2021
5/5
As expected
26/02/2021
5/5
Very nice
26/01/2021
5/5
Nice texture, enjoyed using this.
07/01/2021
5/5
Love Liquitex, blends really nicely.
17/12/2020
5/5
These are my preferred acrylic paints; they are a pleasure to use and they are of first class quality.
23/11/2020
5/5
Love the Liquitex paint range.
26/08/2020
5/5
Super product
20/08/2020
5/5
Fantastic paint just as promised.
19/08/2020
5/5
I love this paint!
12/08/2020
5/5
Not yet used.
22/07/2020
5/5
Good solid paints great pigments
20/07/2020
5/5
They are indeed heavy.
12/07/2020
5/5
I always buy Liquitex heavy body acrylics because of the texture and colours. Plus the tubes are plastic which doesn’t split and the tops don’t come apart with screwing on and off.
14/06/2020
5/5
Liquitex are great paints and have a self-cleaning screwtop, a real plus point. Mixing white very useful as the colour you are mixing into keeps it qualities and colour.
04/03/2020
5/5
one of best acrylic paints for professionals
11/02/2020
5/5
Haven't used it yet
07/10/2019
4/5
lovely paint
25/03/2019
5/5
Good quality paint
21/03/2019
5/5
excellent quality great texture
12/03/2019
5/5
I have used this product for many years and always find the range of colours and paint density suit my studio practice
07/03/2019
5/5
I haven't used the paint yet but Liquitex is my main brand, so therefore good and reliable quality.
04/03/2019
3/5
I ordered heavy body Liquitex ,thinking it was goiing to be like 3D paint not so.,So i will have to order some Medium to think it up ( my foult )
27/02/2019
5/5
Looking forward to using this.
21/02/2019
5/5
Very good quality acrylic paint
15/02/2019
4/5
Excellent quality paint in easy to use tubes.
05/02/2019
5/5
Ideal for the job of painting dolly pegs
29/01/2019
5/5
Top quality
25/12/2018
5/5
Very good consistency and colour.
14/12/2018
5/5
Superb product. Very fast delivery
04/12/2018
5/5
As expected
15/11/2018
5/5
Performs exactly as expected with great opaque quality and coverage
09/11/2018
5/5
Excellent colours and really good quality. My favourite acrylic paints.
06/11/2018
5/5
very good
25/10/2018
5/5
Don’t use any other acrylic paint.
24/10/2018
5/5
I am happy with my purchase
20/10/2018
5/5
Excellent acrylic.
12/10/2018
5/5
As always, a great acrylic.
02/10/2018
5/5
easy to use
21/09/2018
5/5
An great product, good buttery paint with intense pigment. No problem with the caps as the tubes are plastic and don’t break when the caps get stuck.
19/09/2018
5/5
having used this acrylic for many years on the rocommendation of my Art tutor, I cannot fault its qhality.
15/09/2018
5/5
Excellent product
10/09/2018
5/5
Fantastic quality paints at a great price
10/09/2018
5/5
Excellent product
07/09/2018
5/5
LOVELY PAINT ...NEVER TRIED IT BEFORE BUT I REALLY LIKE IT ..NORMALLY I USE GOLDEN BUT I LIKE THIS AS MUCH AND IT IS MUCH CHEAPER ESP IN THE SALE!
14/08/2018
5/5
Professional grade and highly pigmented. I strongly recommend this product.
08/08/2018
5/5
excellent good pigment of colour nice to use ,I have been an artist for many years and use all paints and can recommend both paints and company , both liquitex and winsor and newton are fist class thank you .
24/07/2018
5/5
Very good. Recommend.
21/07/2018
5/5
Great
17/07/2018
5/5
superior quality
14/07/2018
5/5
Heavy enough to give great texture as well as the colours being strong.
06/07/2018
5/5
A really excellent product
04/07/2018
5/5
Excellent high quality paint
30/06/2018
4/5
Thick body. Good pigmentation.
28/03/2018
5/5
great
07/03/2018
5/5
Heavy body for painting heavenly bodies.
27/02/2018
5/5
I need the easy on off caps to this paint.Good coverage and range.
21/02/2018
5/5
Love this paint. Have used for a while now and can't be beaten
17/02/2018
5/5
This paint comes in a beautiful range of colours. It is like thick cream and has very good covering qualities. I love using it particularly when I'm doing a lively painting which includes collage.
17/02/2018
4/5
Good quality, as described
08/02/2018
5/5
As described.
06/02/2018
5/5
Just what is needed for a thicker effect
31/01/2018
4/5
Good coverage
27/01/2018
5/5
As described
24/01/2018
5/5
Perfect for my needs
23/01/2018
5/5
Excellent product at discount price. Sadly many of the colours were out of stock, which was very frustrating.
20/01/2018
5/5
great paint super coverage
11/01/2018
5/5
Liquitex heavy body paint is reliably good and I have been painting with it for year. Holds together well when diluted.
01/12/2017
5/5
Products are brilliant I love them. I only use these paints.
16/11/2017
4/5
As expected
11/10/2017
5/5
This is a great product
30/08/2017
5/5
It is as said on outside.
24/08/2017
3/5
Not as thick as expected
19/08/2017
5/5
Very good. I use this for painting miniatures and models. Goes a long way, can be thinned down to a nice wash for shading figures too.
17/08/2017
5/5
A definite ten out of ten for Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paints. It is of a high quality and I will certainly be buying more in the future. I have up until recently been using Daler Rowney, but Liquitex is far superior.
04/08/2017
5/5
good paint .. the best
04/08/2017
5/5
The ONLY acrylic paint IMO
21/07/2017
5/5
Excellent, they have been used and are vary satisfactory.
09/07/2017
4/5
Quality acrylic paint. some of the colours are thinner than others
10/06/2017
5/5
I'm a fan of Liquitex, especially the single pigment heavybody. Work well with the range of liquitex products.
26/05/2017
5/5
As expected.
24/05/2017
5/5
Excellent
24/05/2017
5/5
Good
20/05/2017
5/5
eXCELLENT
18/05/2017
5/5
great.
17/05/2017
5/5
Good quality
04/05/2017
5/5
Liquitex is a great brand - it is very important to me to be able to rely on a stable an consistent set of paints - very useful with this one is the possibility to know the exact pigment they use.
21/04/2017
4/5
Used to this product, always good
20/04/2017
5/5
excellent products
16/04/2017
5/5
These colours I have used before and so I can say no more about them.
13/04/2017
5/5
Used before - good colour, coverage and quality
06/04/2017
5/5
Haven't used them yet but a friend has them and she likes them. I trust her opinion explicitly as she is as good as if not better than a professional.
15/03/2017
5/5
great stuff.
11/03/2017
5/5
excellent
02/02/2017
5/5
Great to use - lovely texture and colour. applies beautifully
25/01/2017
5/5
Not used this product yet but found other products produced by this company to be of excellent quality.
18/01/2017
5/5
Lovely quality
17/01/2017
5/5
nice light colour for a base colour:)
17/01/2017
5/5
Professional acrylics. Great colours and good pigment ratio. Very opaque.
06/12/2016
4/5
Good product
30/11/2016
5/5
Great quality great price
20/11/2016
5/5
Used this product for many years and like the way it handles.
23/10/2016
5/5
Lovely colour. Very high pigment. Good quality. Very reasonable price. Definitely worth the money.