RAINBOW LIQUID - 5ml SHIFT colour change refill

RAINBOW LIQUID - 5ml SHIFT colour change refill

IMPORTANT!!!! We are so sorry but there has been huge demand for Rainbow Liquid and we've totally run out. BUT DON'T WORRY - Stuart's team are working hard on a new batch which will be ready by Monday. So when you order today your order will be sent out on Monday 17th or before. Meanwhile if you can't wait - rainbow liquid is also available in the SHIFT set here.

We have produced a small batch of Stuart Semple’s RAINBOW LIQUID coating as 5ml refills.

This amazing living coating is designed to be applied over Black 2.0 to create a surface that morphs through the spectrum between temperatures of 24 and 29 degrees C. 

Although RAINBOW LIQUID will work on other surfaces and over other materials, we recommend dark non-porous surfaces and find Black 2.0 gives the best results.


RAINBOW LIQUID is a very special coating that uses the best quality Chiral Liquid (one of the world's most expensive colour changing substances, a very special member of the liquid crystal living materials family). Stuart has incorporated this substance into a unique varnish that is perfectly compatible with BLACK 2.0, and designed to shift colour on almost any surface (even unicorns!)



note: BLACK 2. sold separately

Estimated coverage 50cm square (depending on how porous surface is and how many coats are required).


RAINBOW LIQUID can be applied by brush or airbrush.

To brush - apply at room temperature and ensure that Rainbow Liquid is well stirred. Use a soft brush and apply a thin even layer (ideally over dry black 2.0 or another dark surface). Re-coat after a couple of hours id needed.

To airbrush - mix a small amount of distilled water into rainbow liquid to increase flow, and apply a series of thin even layers to build up surface.


  • RAINBOW LIQUID is ALIVE so you need to store it in the fridge until you use it. 
  • Give it a little shake every couple of days to keep it activated


  • Eat, drink, ingest, tattoo or swallow these potions
  • Don’t get it in your eyes or mouth

 *Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

Nb - if you've got 5 mins please sign the petition to stop Kapoor from stealing the light and colour from his neighbors.