Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Review

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Review by Smart Art Materials

Let me introduce you to one of my painting favorites - Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. This is a high-quality artist-grade, high viscous paint from one of the most popular and reliable brands on the market. 

Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Liquitex Product: Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Brand: Liquitex
Paint Viscosity: High Viscosity
Spectrum: 100 Colors
Properties: Highly Pigmented, Thick, and Rich
Sheen: Satin
Size: 2 oz tube - 32 oz jar
Price: $7 - $60
Rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Overview

This Heavy Body Artist Acrylic Paint has a smooth, thick buttery consistency for traditional art techniques using brushes or knives. Good surface drag provides excellent handling and blending characteristics with increased open-working time. High pigment load produces rich, brilliant, permanent color.  This paint is flexible when dry; thick films remain free of cracks and chips. Available in tubes and jars.

 Uses and Techniques

  • Impasto: thick applications retain crisp brush stroke and knife marks.
  • Traditional Acrylic Painting on canvas or panel
  • Experimental Acrylic Painting
  • Collage and Mixed Media
  • Acrylic Printmaking: Screen Printing, Mono Prints, Block Prints

My Personal Opinion

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Smart Art MaterialsDo you like to see brush strokes and texture? Painting knives and impasto technique in general? Well, I just love it all! That's why I like this paint!

♥ Liquitex brand is one out of the two pioneers (along with Politec Artist's Colors) in artist acrylic paint production. And this brand has been around forever for a reason. Completely dependable quality, I have never been disappointed with their products.

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint is a good quality with excellent pigments and texture. I like the smooth strong consistency of this paint. It's fine-grained with great covering properties and excellent color saturation. It 'draws' well with the painting knife due to its heavy body composition. Easy workability is complemented by easy clean-up.

♥ Another thing I like is a wide assortment of creamy and vibrant colors. This paint blends beautifully and is a joy to work with. It applies very well and mixes well with white, black and other colors. Also, all of the Liquitex products are intermixable, so you can mix this paint with any mediums and with different viscosity paints.

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Review by Smart Art Materials

♥Liquitex is offering a variety of sizes for different hues (from 2oz tube to 32oz jar). Let's face it - some colors are used less than others on the artist's palette, so it's nice to have several sizes. However, I always like to buy jars of colors that I use the most because it's the cheapest way to buy paint. Besides, Liquitex paint has a long shelf life - I have a few tubes that a few years old and the paint is just as good.

♥ And last but not least - this paint is very reasonably priced, and it's much cheaper than many other professional heavy body acrylics.

IN TOTAL: Thick heavy body, high pigment load, smooth strong consistency, great covering properties, the wide range of colors in the variety of sizes and great color saturation, long shelf life, reasonable price. Could you wish for more?

Did you decide to give it a try?

If you have decided to give this Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint a try, I recommend you ordering it from Amazon. This way you might need to wait for a little bit, but their prices are unbeatable compared to regular art stores. I personally order 90% of my art supplies there (and not only art supplies).  It's also a good idea to start with a set. This way you get basic colors at once, and buying a set is always cheaper, than buying it by tubes. Liquitex has 14 really nice sets to offer.  They vary in tube sizes, color selection, and other art supplies presence. Check these links below:

Have fun! 

I hope you've enjoyed this review! Have fun experimenting with this awesome Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, and let me know how you like it!  Also feel free to leave a comment below if you have any question. Impasto rules! 



6 thoughts on “Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Review

  1. JP says:

    Olga, I love your site, and this is a really great post. I can tell that you are passionate about painting and art! I’ll definitely be coming back to your site because I’ve got a lot of family members who like painting. Thanks for this review, we will definitely give this heavy body acrylic a try, by the way, Amazon is also my favourite supplier.

  2. Brendon says:

    Great review! My sister is an aspiring painter, she has only been at it for a few months. I am certainly going to send her here to check out your review. She is always up to learning more about art and I think she will find your site very helpful! Thanks for the information and the direction on where to get this paint.

  3. Daniella says:

    Hi Olga,

    Great article!

    My husband is an artist.
    He draws portraits in black and white. He just subscribed to a drawing course to learn how to paint with colors. The teacher told him that he needs to use first, acrylic and not oil. I don’t know why, but if the teacher says so, then he needs to follow his suggestion:) However, one of my friends which is also an artist, has suggested me to buy the Liquitex, and now that I’ve read your review, I am entirely convinced.
    Just a question, please. Would you suggest to buy the whole set or only the basic colors?
    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Olga says:

      Hi Daniella, 

      Well, I guess it’s just a perfect timing for you, I’m glad! If you click the link to Amazon you’ll see that there are different options for sets available. To a start, I would recommend to go with a smaller set of 6 or 8 tubes. It’s not worth buying just the primary colors because you’ll end up ordering more essentials like burnt umber, phthalo green etc. At the same time any set will have a perfect combination of colors, plus black and white, and it’s more cost effective. 

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