Basics Sets

Basics Acrylic Set - 8x75ml

Basics is our student-quality line, made for everyday use by all kinds of artists. Featuring Basics medium-consistency acrylic paint, this set contains eight useful colors to help build your palette.


8 x 75ml Basics Acrylic - Primary Red, Primary Yellow, Primary Blue, Hooker's Green Hue Permanent, Yellow Oxide, Burnt Umber, Mars Black, Titanium White
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Unlock your potential with thick, high viscosity, pigment-rich professional acrylic color.

Formulated with a high concentration of lightfast artist-quality pigment and a satin finish, Heavy Body Acrylic gives you permanent color with crisp brush strokes and old knife marks.

Never too slippery, or too sticky, take your creativity to new peaks with satisfyingly rich color, perfect for impasto, blending and all kinds of pro painting techniques.


Satisfyingly thick and rich. This is our highest viscosity paint. Good surface drag gives excellent handling and blending characteristics, with increased open-working time. Never too slippery, or too sticky. Heavy Body Acrylic delivers intense color in the ideal consistency, for a range of techniques.


On a client’s wall. In a gallery. Your work needs to stay as you intended. As with all Liquitex products, the pigments in Heavy Body have passed extensive tests for lightfastness. Each pigment is rated according to the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), and we only use pigments rated ASTM I or II*. This means your work will have the greatest archival permanence possible – at least 50 years+ in gallery conditions – with no color shifting or fading, to stay vibrant and true.

*Some pigments, such as fluorescents, are not rated


Choose from a range of sizes....

The 2oz (59ml) tube in 105 colors

The 4.65oz (138ml) tube in 36 colors

The 16oz (473ml) pot in 25 colors

The 32oz (946ml) pot in 25 colors

And the smaller 0.74oz (22ml) tube, which you can find in our sets 


If your paint sticks to it, you can use it. Use Basics on:

  • canvas
  • paper & board
  • wood & masonry
  • metal
  • styrofoam
  • stone & ceramics
  • textiles

At the forefront of acrylic innovation, Heavy Body represents the latest in acrylic resin technology. The low-odor acrylic resin base gives you increased open time and colors of great clarity and vibrancy, with minimal wet-to-dry shift. The paint film is highly flexible, durable, non-yellowing, UV-resistant and water-resistant when dry.


The finest quality artists’ pigments used in high concentration. Heavy Body Acrylic is known for its rich, permanent color. Our chemists use the latest basket bead-mill technology to bring out the best in every pigment. Tiny reinforced ceramic beads give fine dispersion, great color development, strength and brightness. Every color is individually formulated to allow the unique character of each pigment to express itself – whether it’s naturally opaque, semi-opaque or transparent.


Useful guides for working with Heavy Body.


Other creatives have asked us...

Are Basics paints different opacities, like your pro range?

Basics paints have varying opacities; check labels for each color's opacity level.

Can I get a different consistency of Basics paint?

Basics paints maintain a consistent medium viscosity across all colors for versatility. We also offer Basics Acrylic Fluid for a more fluid viscosity in addition to our regular medium viscosity basics paint.

If Basics paints are so good, why would I bother with your pro range?

Professional paints offer more pigment intensity, diverse consistencies, and formats, along with a wider color range and specialized mediums.

What's the difference between Basics and professional paints?

Basics and professional paints differ in pigment load, consistency choices, pricing, and range of colors.

Why are Basics paints cheaper than pro paints?

Basics paints are more economical due to lower pigment content, striking a balance between affordability and quality.

Why would I use Liquitex Basics Acrylic Fluid product in addition to Liquitex Basics Acrylic?

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Fluid offers artists a paint that is more fluid and flowing than Liquitex Basics Acrylic. This viscosity can be beneficial when covering large surfaces quickly is desired as the fluid nature allows it to cover without brush strokes. It is also ideal when painting with fine detail as it flows off the brush easily and when mixing with fluid mediums such as Professional Pouring Medium.