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Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Regular price $11.99 CAD
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Basics is for all creatives. For all budgets. It's perfect for all painting techniques including underpainting and sketching. This medium viscosity paint is made with lightfast, artist-quality pigments in an expanded choice of 72 colors.

  • Medium viscosity
  • Fine art pigments
  • Satin finish
  • Easy blending
  • Range of opacities
  • Fully AP certified for safety & educational use


Basics gives you the perfect balance of quality and economy. Made for all artists, Basics acrylics are formulated with the exacting Liquitex standard. Which means they're made with the same lightfast, fine art pigments we use in our professional range, but just a lighter load.

Fine Art Pigments

All Liquitex paints use the highest quality pigments and go through the same rigorous manufacturing process. The only difference is that with Basics we use a lower concentration of pigment than our professional paints. For Basics, fine art pigments are selected and milled using the latest basket bead-mill technology, in the same way as Soft and Heavy Body Acrylics. Pigments are ground with tiny reinforced ceramic beads to give fine dispersion, great color development, strength and brightness, before being added to the acrylic emulsion.


Push your budget harder with Basics. Use on their own or combine together with professional materials - if they're made by Liquitex, they're all intermixable. Perfect for everyday use, for sketching out preliminary ideas, for underpainting before laying down your final paint application and for covering large areas.


Basics acrylics are safe for you to use. All colors are independently tested by the Art and Creative Materials Institute at Duke University, and hold the Approved Product (AP) safety 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, making them ideal for studio and educational use.


If your paint sticks to it, you can use it. Use Basics on:

  • canvas
  • paper & board
  • wood & masonry
  • metal
  • Styrofoam
  • stone & ceramics
  • textiles


Your work has a life beyond you. As with all Liquitex paints, the pigments in Basics acrylic have passed extensive tests for lightfastness. The advanced acrylic formula is highly flexible, durable, non-yellowing and UV-resistant. Your work will have the greatest archival permanence possible, withstanding color shifting or fading to stay vibrant and true.


Liquitex basics is a water-based acrylic paint, with a polymer binder to ensure the paint sticks to whatever surface the brush is applied to.


This 118ml (4oz) tube is 1.5" x 2.5" x 7"

Care Instructions

Store in a cool, dry place: Acrylic paint should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or sources of heat. Exposure to heat or sunlight can cause the paint to dry out and become unusable.

Keep the cap tightly closed: Always make sure to close the cap on your tube of acrylic paint tightly after use. This helps prevent air from entering the tube and drying out the paint.

Store tube upright: It's best to store the tube of paint upright to prevent the paint from settling at the bottom and drying out.

Clean the cap: Make sure to wipe the cap clean of any paint residue after use. This prevents the cap from getting stuck and ensures a tight seal.

Use a palette: When working with acrylic paint, it's best to use a palette to avoid contamination and waste. Squeeze out only the amount of paint you need and keep the remaining paint in the tube.

Avoid freezing: Acrylic paint should not be stored in freezing temperatures. Freezing can cause the paint to separate and become unusable.

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