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Heavy Body Acrylic Set - 12x59ml - Classics

Heavy Body Acrylic is our highest viscosity professional acrylic. Broaden your palette with this collection of classic and popular colors.

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12 x 59ml Professional Heavy Body Acrylic - Yellow Light Hansa, Naphthol Red Light, Quinacridone Magenta, Ivory Black, Emerald Green, Phthalocyanine Green Blue Shade, Phthalocyanine Blue Green Shade, Brilliant Blue, Bronze Yellow, Dioxazine Purple, 2 x 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...

Can I create my own Heavy Body paint by adding a gel medium to Soft Body?

Creating Heavy Body paint by adding gel to Soft Body may affect color intensity. We would always advise that you'll get the result by choosing the appropriate paint for the task.

What are the best tools to use with Heavy Body?

Besides brushes, experiment with knives, combs, and scrapers for unique Heavy Body effects.

How does Heavy Body differ from your Soft Body paint?

Heavy Body Acrylic is a thicker viscosity than Soft Body and provides a different texture.

Can I get the same consistency and result as Soft Body by watering down my Heavy Body paint?

You can thin Heavy Body paint with water, but it may reduce color intensity. We would always advise that you'll get the result by choosing the appropriate paint for the task.