Liquitex emerged in 1955 with the launch of a revolutionary new product. Henry Levison of Permanent Pigments had developed a new artist’s paint which consisted of an acrylic polymer resin emulsified with water. This paint could be both thick and thin and could adhere to canvas, paper, and metal, wood and plastic. It dried quickly which was great for adding new layers, masking off and most importantly could be thinned and cleaned with water. This new super product was Liquitex Acrylic Paint. Since 1955 Liquitex’s winning team of chemists and artists have brought us the largest and most versatile range of acrylic paint and mediums in the world. Not only have Liquitex created the first gloss and matt mediums and the first iridescent acrylic paint they were also the first to manufacture” hue” colours giving an alternative to heavy metal colours. They have continued innovating with new mediums such as the amazing Pouring Medium and recently with the launch of their new low odour, water-based Liquitex Professional Acrylic Spray Paint. A favourite of Andy Warhol, Liquitex concentrates on the development of the Acrylic Medium for artists.
All of the Liquitex Paints and Mediums are intermixable. The high pigment load of the colours combined with the acrylic resin base produces brilliant rich flexible colour. Paint films are non-yellowing, water and UV resistant and pH neutral when dry. Try the original Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint for its smooth creamy fluid consistency or the thick buttery Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic. It has an increased open time and is great for impasto applications. The super fluid Liquitex Acrylic Inks are fast drying and ideal for airbrushing and the lightfast permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint Markers are a hit with graffiti artists and students alike. The new low odour Liquitex Professional Spray Paint range combines artist grade pigments with new water based technology making it suitable for studio and educational use. The applications really are limitless with Liquitex.