Solid. Flat. Matte.
The most intense colors. A flat, matte effect. No brush strokes. No cracks. No need to dilute.
Superb fluidity and application: all with a permanent, water-resistant finish when dry. This is Liquitex Acrylic Gouache.
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Fine art painting
Solid color blocking
Illustration & design
Collage & mixed media
Smooth & fluid
No brush strokes
No need to dilute
Permanent when dry
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Our professional sets bring new colors to your palette, in a choice of sizes
Tips & Techniques
Useful guides for working with Acrylic Gouache
Acrylic Gouache FAQs
Other artists have asked us...
If I mix fluorescent colors together, will they still be fluorescent?
Fluorescents have a great visual impact when combined, though the mixes will not be fluorescent
I see a lightfastness rating of NR on the fluorescent and iridescent colors. What does this mean?
For lightfastness, NR means “Not rated” – meaning that it has not been tested by ASTM for lightfastness. ASTM D4303 is the test method for Lightfastness for pigment-based artist materials. Fluorescent dyes and color coated micas are not usually in scope for this test as they are not real pigments with Color Index as such. Fluorescent colors by their very nature are dye based, they are known to be fugitive and cannot withstand the negative effects of UV light like most pigments. This pertains to all fluorescent colors and has nothing to do with a professional or student range of art materials. We do our own in-house Blue wool test for Permanence rating where we test all our colors.
Do I need to add water to Acrylic Gouache (like I do with other brands) to make it flow?
No. Unlike most gouache paints, we have formulated all the Liquitex Acrylic Gouache colors individually to ensure they are uniformly smooth and fluid, without needing diluting to give the glide and feel you want.
I’ve got a new bottle of your Acrylic Gouache, can I change the nozzle width to get a different result?
Yes, you can cut down the Liquitex Acrylic Gouache nozzle to make the width wider - we have designed it with added cut marks to help you. Use a craft knife and cut it at an angle.
My regular gouache often cracks when I’ve applied it – will your Acrylic Gouache?
This is one of the traditional and unwanted features of gouache that we set out to change with the new Liquitex Acrylic Gouache formulation. When compared with other gouaches, ours remains measurably more crack-free and flexible.