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Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylics (59ml)

  • 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.

Product Reviews
  • Number of Reviews : 106
  • Average Grade : 4.9 / 5

  • 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

  • 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

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