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Zest-it range of Artists Materials

The Zest-it® range of art materials offering safer solutions for Artists.
Below can be found the range of Zest-it Artists Materials with links to more detail.

brush cleanerZest-it® Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner.

Zest-it Solvents

Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner
Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner is a pleasant orangey/citrus smelling alternative to 'turps' and 'white spirit', use for thinning oil paint and cleaning brushes, ideal for studio use.
Read more about the Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner or watch the Video of Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner in use. If you prefer a solvent without the citrus smell then Zest-it Solvent (Citrus Free) would be the choice.

zest-it solventZest-it® Solvent (Citrus Free)

Zest-it Solvent (Citrus Free)
Zest-it Solvent is a much safer solvent for oil painters than Gum Turpentine and makes an excellent replacement.
Ideal for those oil painters who prefer a non-citrus smell, a stronger action, slightly faster drying and a little more 'bite' to their solvent than the original Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner.
Read more - Zest-it® Solvent (Citrus Free) and about Brush Cleaning

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Zest-it Washaway Brush Cleaner

Zest-it Washaway Brush Cleaner
Zest-it Washaway allows oil paint to be cleaned from your brushes and then the brushes rinsed clean with water or wash under the tap. Equipment can also be cleaned with Zest-it Washaway and then wiped clean with a damp cloth. Ideal for those wishing to use less solvents.
Read more - Zest-it® Washaway

acrylic brush cleanerZest-it Acrylic Brush Cleaner and Reviver


Zest-it Acrylic Brush Cleaner and Reviver


Clean the Acrylic paint and ink from your brushes and equipment with Zest-it Acrylic Brush Cleaner and Reviver and then rinse with soap and water or wash under the tap.
Revive those brushes stiff with acrylic - it will bring them back to life.
For a recommended way to use - watch the video

Read more - Zest-it Acrylic Brush Cleaner and Reviver

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Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner


Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner (for Acrylic and water based media)

For cleaning the Airbrush of paint and ink when changing colours.
Flush just a few drops through the brush at colour change then rinse through with water.
Easy to use , non-flammable - read more - Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner

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Zest-it Airbrush Reviver


Zest-it Airbrush Reviver (for Acrylic and water based media)


For thoroughly cleaning or soaking the Airbrush clogged with paint and ink.
A 10 minute soak will usually bring the airbrush back to full working order, rinse through with water.
Read more - Zest-it Airbrush Reviver

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Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner and Reviver (Enamels)


Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner and Reviver (for Enamels and oil based media)

Use for thinning paint, when colour changing and for thoroughly cleaning or soaking the Airbrush clogged with paint and ink.
Restore the airbrush back to working order.
Read more - Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner and Reviver



Zest-it® Pen Cleaners

Zest-it ® Dip Pen Nib Cleaner
The Dip Pen Nib Cleaner removes fresh, stubborn and old dried-on Drawing Ink A, Indian, Permanent and other inks from your dip pen nibs in a fast, clean and easy way. Re-usable and long lasting 'makes a fiddly job' easy.
Also available in a sponge pot. Zest-it Dip Pen Nib Cleaner and Sponge in a pot.

New
Zest-it ® Technical Pen Cleaner
The Technical Pen Cleaner efficiently removes dried, stubborn Permanent inks from steel nib Technical and Drawing Pens. Easy to use and rinses away with water. Re-usable and long lasting.
Read more - Zest-it Technical Pen Cleaner.

New
Zest-it ® Fountain Pen Cleaner
The Fountain Pen Cleaner efficiently removes dried and stubborn inks from the nib. Easy to use and rinses away with water. Re-usable and long lasting.
Read more - Zest-it Fountain Pen Cleaner.

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Zest-it® Dip Pen Nib Cleanertechnical pen cleaner
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Zest-it ® Fountain Pen Cleaner


Zest-it Painting Mediums

Zest-it Clear Painting Medium
The Clear Painting Medium, which is Zest-it and Linseed Stand Oil mixed, is ready for use. It enhances the flow and reduces the consistency of oil paint, it can also make the painting dry quicker. Very useful for blending and glazing without added varnish.
Use this link for how to use the Painting Mediums.

Zest-it Lean Painting Medium
The Lean Painting Medium, which is Zest-it and Linseed Stand Oil mixed, has less Stand Oil than the Clear Painting Medium and is ready for use. Use in the first layers of an oil painting to give a stable foundation and excellent 'key' for further oil work.

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Zest-it® Clear Painting Medium


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Zest-it® Glazing Medium Light

Zest-it Glazing Mediums

Zest-it Glazing Medium Light.
Glazing Medium Light is a mixture of Zest-it, Linseed Stand Oil and Damar Varnish.
Use to thin transparent oil paint for glazing.
It improves the flow of oil paint, levels the brush marks and dries to a tough glossy flexible film with non-yellowing properties. Glazing Medium Light is of a thin consistency.



Zest-it Drying Oils

Zest-it Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil
The Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil, which is just unrefined Cold Pressed Linseed Oil, it is ready for use. It enhances the flow and reduces brush marks, it dries in about 24 to 48 hours. See How to use the Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil Mix with oil paint or grind with dry pigment to make your own paint.

Zest-it Linseed Stand Oil
The Linseed Stand Oil is for use with oil colour to improve the consistency and flow of oil paint, dilute with Zest-it Solvent or Zest-it Oil paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner
A clear viscous drying oil that levels brush marks, drying to a tough flexible film.
There is a risk of spontaneous combustion of crumpled up cloth or rags.

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Zest-it® Linseed Oils zest-it stand oil


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Zest-it® Damar Varnish damar retouching varnish

Zest-it Damar Varnish

Zest-it Damar Retouching Varnish
Made from Zest-it and Gum Damar crystals dries to a tough, clear flexible film.
Gives excellent protection for oil paintings that are 'in progress' and/or until they are dry enough to receive the final coat of varnish. Read more Damar Retouching Varnish

Zest-it Damar Picture Varnish.
The Damar Picture Varnish is made from Zest-it and Gum Damar crystals, dries to a tough, clear, flexible film with a Gloss finish. Use as a final varnish to a dried oil painting. Apply in thin coats. Instructions for using and applying the Damar Picture Varnish.

Use Zest-it Dilutant and Brush Cleaner or Zest-it Solvent (Citrus Free) to remove and for cleaning your varnish brushes.



Zest-it Blending Products

Zest-it Pencil Blend
Ideal for blending coloured pencils and laying down colour on the paper, only a small amount is needed. Use with a brush, tortillion or paper stump. Pencil Blend leaves no residue and allows the blending of coloured pencils, pastels, oil pastels and wax for under-painting the subject and the finished result. Zest-it Pencil Blend


Zest-it Pencil Blend (Citrus Free)
Just like the original Pencil Blend, Pencil Blend (Citrus Free) is ideal for blending coloured pencils and laying down colour on the paper, only a small amount is needed. Use with a brush, tortillion or paper stump. It leaves no residue and allows the blending of coloured pencils, pastels, oil pastels and wax for under-painting the subject and the finished result. Just the same without the orange smell. Zest-it Pencil Blend


Zest-it Parchment Blend
Use with a brush, tortillion, paper stump or kitchen towel to blend coloured pencils or oil pastels on the reverse of the parchment or velum before embossing.
Information on how to use with coloured pencils, inking parchment and blending on the Parchment page.


Zest-it Blending Sponge
We were asked to make these, as an easy, clean and convenient way of using Zest-it to moisten paper stumps, tortillions and shapers.
Pre-impregnated with 15 ml of Zest-it Pencil Blend for blending Coloured Pencils and Pastel on Parchment and other work using vellum or paper. See Blending Sponge

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zest-it pencil blendZest-it® Pencil Blend
(Citrus Free)


blending spongeZest-it® Blending Sponge





Zest-it Removers

Zest-it Masking Fluid Remover
This works best for brushes stiff with Masking For more information about using the Masking Fluid Remover click the link.

Zest-it Glue Dot Remover
Glue Dots are so useful especially to Decoupage, Carders and Craft artists, but, like all good adhesive, can be difficult to remove. Zest-it Glue Dot Remover will do the job cleanly and efficiently.

Zest-it Hinging Tape Remover
Hinging tapes (sometime call Framers tapes) are used on photographs and art work to secure it to a matt or surround. If this tape needs to be removed it's important that neither are damaged, the solvent needs to be none staining and leave no residue of itself. Zest-it Hinging Tape Remover will do this job very successfully.

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zest-it reborning paint thinners
Zest-it® Reborning Paint Thinners damar retouching varnish
Zest-it® Reborning Gloss Varnish

Zest-it Reborning

Zest-it Reborning Paint Thinners
Safer solvent for reborners then flammable turpentine or odourless thinners. Works with ordinary, air dry and heat set oil paint.

Zest-it Reborning Vinyl Cleaner.
Apply using a cloth to the area to be cleaned. A small amount cleans a large area. Dry the cleaned area using a clean cloth.

Zest-it Reborning Gloss Varnish
Will give a 'wet' look to the surface. Use a soft brush with small even strokes. Dries to a gloss finish.




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