Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic (59ml)

  • Available in 89 vibrant colours
  • Soft body
  • Good, flat coverage
  • Intense colour
  • Exceptional smooth, creamy consistency
  • Retains little to no brush marks

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Video: An Overview of Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic

First produced in 1955, Liquitex Sort Body Acrylic is the original Liquitex acrylic formulation, and is suitable for most fine art and decorative art techniques. Providing good, flat coverage, this soft body acrylic colour is also ideal for fine line detail, and its smooth, creamy consistency retains little or no brush marks.

Video Series: Liquitex Professional Acrylics

What is Acrylic paint?

Fast-drying and water based, Acrylic paint is comprised 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 Soft 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 Soft Body Acrylic?

Available in sets or individually in 59ml tubes, the Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic range boasts a varied spectrum of 89 colours, providing the artist with a broad mixing palette.

Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?

Acrylic Painting Pads contain linen textured paper specifically designed for use Acrylic Colour. Incredibly versatile, Liquitex Soft 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 : 31
  • Average Grade : 4.9 /5
  • W. Nick
  •  the 13/03/2019
  • 5/5
Excellent value thank you.
  • B. TERRY
  •  the 20/10/2018
  • 5/5
Another great product.
  • F. Tracy
  •  the 21/08/2018
  • 5/5
Nice free-flowing paint, lovely bright colour, easy to open tubes.
  • M. Sarah
  •  the 30/06/2018
  • 5/5
  • A. Nicholas
  •  the 28/06/2018
  • 5/5
Best Acrylic Paint
  • G. Rachel
  •  the 22/05/2018
  • 5/5
Prime product.
  • C. Michael
  •  the 02/05/2018
  • 5/5
Fabulous product
  • F. Edward
  •  the 29/03/2018
  • 5/5
excellent, lovely to work with
  • R. Julia
  •  the 28/03/2018
  • 5/5
Liquitex is the best acrylic paint I think.
  • M. Keith
  •  the 06/03/2018
  • 5/5
Good. Does what I want it to do.
  • N. Kerry
  •  the 20/02/2018
  • 5/5
Quality paint that's great for glazes at an inexpensive price.
  • W. Margaret
  •  the 06/02/2018
  • 5/5
My favourite everyday paint
  • A. Hideki
  •  the 27/01/2018
  • 5/5
As described and great price
  • B. Stef
  •  the 19/12/2017
  • 5/5
excellent paints
  • W. Michael
  •  the 16/11/2017
  • 5/5
  • P. Deborah
  •  the 04/11/2017
  • 5/5
lovely paint at a great price.
  • P. Fiona
  •  the 31/08/2017
  • 5/5
Lovely runny paint with high pigment. I find it great for small fine detail.
  • V. David
  •  the 04/08/2017
  • 5/5
same as above
  • N. Janet
  •  the 21/07/2017
  • 5/5
Very good, meeting my expectations, I strongly recommend!
  • S. Sheila
  •  the 14/06/2017
  • 5/5
very useful in. My hobby
  • R. Vanessa
  •  the 02/06/2017
  • 5/5
Great quality paints
  • W. Gill
  •  the 25/05/2017
  • 5/5
What I wanted
  • W. Ken
  •  the 23/05/2017
  • 4/5
Reliably consistent quality.
  • L. Moira
  •  the 28/03/2017
  • 5/5
Love anything by liquitex. The colours are so rich and smooth. This was really good value.
  • A. Nicholas
  •  the 02/03/2017
  • 5/5
Excellent THE BEST
  • C. Milena
  •  the 16/02/2017
  • 5/5
Lovely dark colour.
  • W. Ken
  •  the 09/02/2017
  • 4/5
Usual reliable quality. My favourite combination of viscosity / pigment density for detailed work
  • H. Sheila
  •  the 20/12/2016
  • 5/5
great paint at reasonable prices
  • M. Stuart
  •  the 30/11/2016
  • 5/5
Good stuff!
  • P. Nerys
  •  the 29/11/2016
  • 5/5
So pleased to have found these. The colours are wonderful and so is the product.
  • S. Stephen
  •  the 20/11/2016
  • 5/5
The soft body is new to me; in the past I have only used heavy body acrylic. The soft body is more transparent and has a thinner viscosity; this has been useful in developing certain ideas.
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