Liquitex BASICS Thick Easy Blend Acrylic Paint, 1-Count

Last updated: December 31, 2021

Liquitex BASICS Thick Easy Blend Acrylic Paint, 1-Count

We looked at the top Acrylic Paints and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Acrylic Paint you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 38 expert reviews, the Liquitex BASICS Thick Easy Blend Acrylic Paint, 1-Count placed 9th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Value Series Acrylic Paints like Liquate BASICS are formulated to offer dependable standards of performance at a more affordable cost. Liquate BASICS Acrylic Paint is developed for students and artists that need quality at outstanding value. Each color is uniquely formulated to bring out the maximum brilliance and clarity of the individual pigment. 48-Color Spectrum; A heavy body acrylic paint that retains peaks and brush strokes. Contains permanent artist pigments. All colors dry to a satin finish. Intermixable with all Liquate Professional Acrylic Colors and Mediums. Ideal for learning color theory and color mixing. All colors hold the AP Seal from ACMI and are safe for educational use. Visit our Liquate Storefront for full product assortment.

Our Expert Consultant

Amy Markham  
Artist and art educator

Artist and educator Amy Markham is the creator of Starling, a podcast dedicated to helping artists develop depth in their creative practice. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Amy has been an art educator since 2001. Today, she teaches middle school art at a school outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Her personal artwork explores myth-making and symbolic understandings. Through her brand, Starling Creative Living, she leads others to explore art production as a method for enriching their life experience.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

I love how well the Basics series layer and glaze. They adhere beautifully to the canvas even when thinned a bit with water for glazing. Some bargain brands don’t do this even when not thinned.
Allows for comfortable and hassle-free blending
Liquitex Basics acrylic paints are great for students. If you don’t know how to mix your own colors, that’s no problem, since they have a large selection of custom colors to choose from.
One of the things I really love about this product is in it’s packaging design. The tube is designed so that it can sit upright with the bottom of the tube being the end where the paint comes out. This is smart design in that it lets gravity do the hard work of moving the paint down along the tube as it gets used.

What reviewers didn't like

There are a few colors in the Liquitex Basics line that I switch over to the Heavy Bodied paints for. Oranges, reds, translucent yellows, and violet. They have a sort of gooey feel to them. If I’m glazing it’s fine, but if I’m painting a sunset that needs a lot of these colors, they gum up weird as I’m blending wet into wet.
Professional artists who want artist-grade paints in a wide range of colors may find it to be a bit expensive
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