To choose the right paint for the task you need to consider consistency, format, coverage, color, your style and the technique you want to use.
With Liquitex you can opt for four main viscosities of paint that are ready to go - heavy body, fluid, ultra-fluid and a misted fluid (Spray Paint). You can also create exactly the consistency you want with the help of our professional mediums. Adjust, thicken and thin to create a custom viscosity.
- Heavy body - our Professional Heavy Body Acrylic offers you high viscosity, oil-paint thickness, is squeezed from a tube, holds marks and can be applied with a knife or brush
- Fluid - you have a choice of Professional Soft Body Acrylic, Acrylic Gouache and Acrylic Marker or Basics Acrylic Fluid. Soft Body, Acrylic Gouache and Basics Acrylic Fluid come in a bottle and are designed to be applied with a brush or sponge. These are flowing, mid and low viscosity formulas which are versatile and can be used for fine detail or large area coverage. Acrylic Marker contains fluid color which can be manipulated in a different way, using a choice of nib widths
- Ultra-fluid - Acrylic Ink is our lowest viscosity, most fluid paint - with a water-like consistency. It comes with a pipette-style dropper for easy application and is self-leveling. Perfect for blotting, washes, watercolor and staining
- Misted fluid - our professional Spray Paint gives you a fine mist of fluid, pigmented color that is acrylic compatible and uses water-based technology
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEAVY AND SOFT BODY?
We're often asked this. If you thought Soft Body was just a watered down Heavy Body, you’d be wrong. This flowing, low viscosity formula was actually created first. The two paints have compatible binders and pack the same high pigment load. But if you thin Heavy Body with water or medium, you reduce concentration and get noticeably weaker colors. Paint feel, performance and stability is also impacted, so choose the right consistency of paint for the task.