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Basics gives you the perfect balance of quality and economy. Made for all artists, formulated with the exacting Liquitex standard. They are made with the same lightfast, fine art pigments that are used in professional range, but just a lighter load.
Liquitex Basics Acrylic paint tubes are available in 72 brilliant colours
Great performance at a more affordable cost
Thick and creamy with a satin finish
Retains peaks and brush strokes
Completely safe for educational use
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 colour development, strength and brightness, before being added to the acrylic emulsion.
Safety: Basics acrylics are safe for you to use. All colours 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.
Archival: 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 colour shifting or fading to stay vibrant and true.