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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.

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint produces rich brilliant colours due to its high pigment load. Impasto applications are free of cracks and chips and it is flexible when dry.

  • Thick buttery consistency
  • High pigment load
  • Free of cracks and chips when dry
  • Perfect for painting on canvas but lends itself to untraditional techniques
  • Can be used in screen printing, mono prints and block prints

Introducing Cadmium Free in Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint!

Artists now have a choice. Liquitex continue to evolve and innovate and are proud to be the first to market to bring Cadmium Free versions in the Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint range 59ml.

They offer the same great performance, light fastness and vibrancy as existing cadmium paints but are safer for artists to use than those containing cadmium.

Introducing the world’s first Cadmium Free acrylic paint! With the same performance as cadmium paint, available in the Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic 59ml Paint range. They have been rigorously scientifically and artist tested to ensure the same quality as existing cadmium paints.

Leave the risk taking to your art, not your choice in materials. The new Liquitex cadmium-free paints deliver the same performance, lightfastness and vibrancy as existing cadmium paints – they’re just safer for you. For the the health and safety conscious artists they are the obvious choice.

To ensure the cadmium free versions were technically comparable with the cadmium options they were tested in the laboratory and a selection of artists for:

  • Lightfastness
  • Colour mass tone for brightness and overall match
  • Undertone for subtleties in thin layers
  • Colour reduction 10:1 with Titanium White to compare colour strength and shade when mixed
  • Viscosity for handling properties
  • Specific gravity to test weight
  • Opacity – checked over black and white test card to assess coverage.

These colours contain the AP symbol which means it identifies art materials as safe and certified by a medical expert to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or harmful to humans.


Additional information


Brilliant Blue, Brilliant Purple Transparent, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Free Orange, Cadmium Free Red Medium, Cadmium Free Yellow Deep, Cadmium Free Yellow Light, Cadmium Free Yellow Medium, Cobalt Blue Hue, Cobalt Turquoise, Dioxazine Purple, Gray V5 Mixing Gray, Iridescent Bright Silver, Iridescent Brigth Gold, Ivory Black, Light Blue Permanant, Light Blue Violet, Light Portrait Pink, Medium Magenta, Muted Green, Muted Grey, Muted Pink, Muted Violet, Naphthol Crimson, Parchment, Paynes Gray, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Phthalo Green (Blue Shade), Prussian Blue Hue, Raw Sienna, Titanium White, Turquoise Deep, Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade), Unbleached Titanium, Vivid Lime Green, Vivid Red Orange, Yellow Light Hansa

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