The fluid acrylics line from Golden are a highly intense and permanent paint with the consistency similar to that of heavy cream. The pigment strength used in these paints is very similar to the pigment load that is used to make Golden’s Heavy Body Acrylics. The only real difference is the consistency. These paints are produced using lightfast pigments and not dyes and contain no fillers or extenders.
You may be thinking why bother with fluid acrylics? I can just dilute my regular acrylics with water and produce the same kind of paint. Actually, this is not recommended because your colors will lose intensity when watered down this way.
These paints are manufactured with the highest possible pigment loads. This creates paints that have incredible paint dispersion qualities, amazing tinting strength, durability, flexibility and excellent adhesion. The unique consistency of these paints allows for even brush load and long uniform brush strokes.
These paints are suited for all types of painting applications including spraying, staining, brushing and for use with fabrics. When mixed with Golden Acrylic Flow Release medium, you create a paint consistency that closely mimics the properties of watercolors.
Because of the thin consistency of these paints, all sorts of interesting techniques are possible including pouring, dripping and puddling of the paint. If for whatever reason you wish to thicken these paints , you can easily add any of Golden’s awesome line of Gel mediums.
Golden Artists Fluid Acrylics are available in a large assortment of beautiful colors including Iridescents. You can purchase these paints online from Dick Blick, using the links below.