The most intense colors. A flat, matte effect. No brush strokes. No cracks. No need to dilute. Superb fluidity and application: all with a permanent, water-resistant finish when dry. This is Liquitex Acrylic Gouache.
Think of gouache, think of saturated color. And ours packs a punch. The technology inside is complex, taking two years in the lab to develop. The innovative formula has a super-concentration of pure, ultra-fine pigments dispersed evenly in a flexible acrylic vehicle. It contains the highest intensity of pigment in any of our paints, giving you serious color payoff every time.
FLAT & MATTE
Gouache is traditionally the go-to for flat, matte results. Our Acrylic Gouache formula is no exception, giving you solid matte color without reflections or brush strokes. Because it doesn’t reflect the light, it’s perfect for scanning and mixing with digital effects – making it ideal for illustration and design work.
Acrylic Gouache pushes the opacity of each color to its limits. Gouache is traditionally known for its solid color, as well as its tendency to crack when dry. The two attributes go hand in hand, so when designing our Acrylic Gouache we looked at the problem differently. We set out to ensure you get the flexibility and smooth application you expect from an acrylic, with the best opacity possible. Each color was developed individually and we spent a lot of time very carefully choosing and balancing the type of pigment, the amounts used, and the particle size distribution. The result is a full range of opaque and semi-opaque colors, giving you the best possible combination of opacity versus flexibility, with minimum show-through.
See the difference in opacity when comparing naturally transparent Ultramarine Blue (red shade) in Soft Body (top) and Acrylic Gouache (bottom).
A lasting, crack-free finish. Due to the high level of pigment, most gouaches can crack when drying. Ours sets a new benchmark. The acrylic vehicle brings flexibility to the paint film, giving you a reliable, non-cracking finish. See our gouache on the right, shown against a regular acrylic gouache.
Other gouaches need water to ease their way. Our acrylic gouache gives you a creamy, fluid texture with superb brushout, straight from the bottle. Application feels effortless and flowing, with no drag - making it perfect for large area coverage or fine detail. And because you don’t need to add water, your colors keep their true vibrancy.
On a client’s wall. In a gallery. Your work needs to stay as you intended. As with all Liquitex products, the pigments in Acrylic Gouache have passed extensive tests for lightfastness. Each pigment is rated according to the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), and we only use pigments rated ASTM I or II*. This means your work will have the greatest archival permanence possible – at least 50 years+ in gallery conditions – with no color shifting or fading, to stay vibrant and true.
Love these paints! Really like the bottle so it is easy to just get a little bit of paint. Large bottles. Nice flat permanent finish so can easily work over