Masking Fluid

A latex fluid that protects
areas from color penetration



Mask off areas of work with this colorless, latex based liquid. Use with fluid applications of acrylic color and washes. The perfect medium to block off areas of a painting and let the surface show through.

What it does
  • Covers areas of your surface to stop color reaching it
  • Peels off once color dries to reveal a clean surface underneath
  • Leaves no trace or stain once removed
How to use it
  • Choose a suitable brush/tool to apply to ensure you get the detail you want
  • Dip your applicator in soapy water before dipping in Masking Fluid - this will make cleaning easier later
  • Carefully paint onto the areas you want to protect and leave to dry
  • Wash your tools with warm soapy water straight after application
  • Once dry, you can paint color on freely
  • Remove Masking Fluid as soon as possible for best results, carefully starting at the corners and peeling back slowly
  • Fully compatible with all Liquitex products
How not to use it
  • Do not use on damp or soft sized paper
  • Not recommended for thicker acrylic paint application
  • Avoid abrading or overworking areas where masking fluid is applied

Take a closer look

See Masking Fluid in action and open up a new world of creative possibilities. Simple to paint on, paint over and remove without leaving a trace: bring on the negative space!

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