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What is Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner? The simple answer is, it's a more environmentally friendly, non-flammable, pleasant to use, biodegradable alternative to 'turps' and white spirit, made using the zest of citrus fruit for cleaning brushes and thinning paint, a much safer solvent for studio use.
This can be said about Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner (because these words are taken from the Safety Data Sheet) it is a solvent primarily for use by oil painters. It is made from an Aliphatic Hydrocarbon and pure food grade Citrus Oil. It has a neutral pH value and contains no CFC's or Aromatics and has low VOC's. It is a clear, colourless liquid which has a pleasant 'orangey citrus' smell, is inherently biodegradable and evaporates without leaving any residue. Independent laboratory tests show it has no detrimental effect to the oil paint or pigment quality, proven stability and a long active life.
Zest-it as a Brush Cleaner is kind to your brushes. 'Turps' and white spirit are know to 'leech out' the natural oils from bristle and hair brushes, causing them to go brittle and dry over time, because Zest-it contains citrus oils it helps maintain the integrity of your brush hair or bristle giving your brushes a much longer life.
Zest-it dissolves Gum Damar crystals to make Damar Varnish.
Pencil Blend for blending of coloured pencils, tested pencils can be fond on this detailed page. You will also find links here to other pages using Pencil and Parchment Blend with different types of pencils.
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