Golden Fluid Acrylics are highly intense, permanent acrylic colors with a consistency similar to heavy cream. Produced from lightfast pigments, not dyes, they offer very strong colors with very thin consistencies, and contain no fillers or extenders. Golden Fluid Acrylics are ideal for spraying, brushing, and staining. Unlike mixtures of heavy-bodied paints and water, which produce weak color and films by dilution, Golden Fluid Acrylics contain high pigment levels suspended in an acrylic polymer vehicle. The result offers fine dispersion, high tinting strength, durability, flexibility, and good adhesion. Golden Fluid Acrylics are formulated similarly to Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, the main difference being the viscosity or consistency at which the paints are finished. Therefore, the pigment load or color strength of Golden Fluid Acrylic paints is comparable to Golden Heavy Body Acrylics. In fact, because of the greater leveling of Fluid Acrylics, some artists believe Golden’s Fluids are actually stronger than the Heavy Body colors. Golden Fluid Acrylics load a brush more evenly than thicker paints, and they also flow consistently off the brush, allowing for longer, more uniform brush strokes. When a heavier stroke is required, the Fluids can be blended with any of the Golden Gel Mediums. Soft, Regular, Heavy, or Extra-Heavy Gels will all thicken the paint to various extents. Because of the thin consistency and potency of Golden Fluid Acrylics, they are the easiest of all the paint systems to incorporate into powerful gel mixtures. Golden Fluid Acrylics retain excellent flexibility when dry, greatly diminishing the likelihood of cracking that occurs in other natural and synthetic polymer systems. They also can absorb the constant stress and strain placed on canvas when shipped or as it expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity.