Bring your creativity to life with Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint. Experience the thick buttery consistency with a similar outcome to using oil paints. Palette knife and brush strokes are retained once dry, making it the perfect paint for traditional art techniques as well as experimental contemporary styles and mixed media.
This is high viscosity, pigment rich professional acrylic colour, ideal for impasto and texture. With a high concentration of lightfast artist quality pigment and a satin finish, heavy body acrylic gives you rich, permanent colour, with crisp brush strokes and knife marks.
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 colours 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.
It’s also safe to use. Heavy Body colours are independently tested by the Art and Creative Materials Institute at Duke University, and hold the Approved Safety (AP) seal*. This means they are certified to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or harmful to humans, or to cause health problems.
*Some colours contain ingredients that naturally cannot hold the AP seal.
The finest quality artists’ pigments used in high concentration. Heavy Body Acrylic is known for its rich, permanent colour. 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 colour development, strength and brightness. Every colour is individually formulated to allow the unique character of each pigment to express itself – whether it’s naturally opaque, semi-opaque or transparent.
If it sticks to it, you can use it. Use Heavy Body on:
plaster & brick
clay & pottery
paper & board
wood, fabric & glass
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 colour 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 colour shifting or fading, to stay vibrant and true.
*Some pigments, such as fluorescents, are not rated.
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