Basics Coarse Texture Medium

Adds a sandy texture



Create a flexible, coarse-grade granular look and feel with this thick acrylic gel.


All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI.

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What it does
  • Different size acrylic particles give structure and texture
  • Dries to a semi-gloss, sand-like finish
  • Highly flexible and adhesive
  • Will not chip or crack on canvas
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with color, or overpainted once dry
  • Apply thickly to create bold 3D effects, or finely to give surface texture
  • Maintains color adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to use it
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products - Basics and Professional
  • Apply with knife or brush
  • Can be thinned with small amount of distilled water if required
  • Mix with different consistencies and ratios of acrylic color/medium to create a custom texture
  • Start by adding very small amounts of color and build up as needed
  • Paint when dry with acrylic color
  • Apply thickly for sculptural texture
  • Mix with Gloss Fluid Medium to create a textured glaze
How not to use
  • If varnishing, don't be too vigorous as this can cause clouding or foaming - spray varnish will give best results
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media

Tips & Techniques

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Coarse Texture Medium FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • How do I apply your Basics Texture Medium?
    Any way you like! We recommend starting with a flexible palette knife, as this is the easy way to spread the medium, but you can experiment with brushes, combs, cards and scrapers to get different effects.
  • What are the particles made from in your Coarse Texture Medium?
    They are made of acrylic and sit within an acrylic gel.
  • What kind of texture can I create with Basics Coarse Texture Medium?
    It's a sandy texture with a range of different sized particles. You can use this spread thinly to give a rough, granular surface or thicker to create 3D shape.