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Zest-it® range of Art 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.

Zest-it® Solvents

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Zest-it® Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner.

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.

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Zest-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 Brush Cleaner allows oil paint to be cleaned from your brushes and then the brushes rinsed clean with water or washed 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
 

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Zest-it Acrylic Brush Cleaner

Zest-it® Acrylic Brush Cleaner

Clean the Acrylic paint and ink from your brushes and equipment with Zest-it Acrylic Brush Cleaner and then rinse with soap and water or wash under the tap.

Cleans and revive those brushes stiff with acrylic paint - it will bring them back to life.
For a recommended way to use - watch the video Acrylic Brush Cleaner

Read more - Zest-it Acrylic Brush 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. see Painting Mediums
 
Use this link for how to use the Clear Painting Mediums.

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Zest-it® Clear Painting Medium

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.

Use this link for how to use the Lean Painting Mediums.

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Zest-it® Lean Painting Medium

Zest-it® Glazing Medium.

Glazing Medium is a mixture of Zest-it, Linseed Stand Oil and Gum Damar.
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 is of a thin consistency.

Read more about the Glazing Medium

 
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Zest-it® Glazing Medium


Zest-it® Damar Varnish

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Zest-it® Damar Picture 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, can also be mixed with Clear Painting Medium for faster drying. Apply in thin coats.

Instructions for using and applying the Damar Picture Varnish.

Clean varnish brushes with Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner or Solvent
 

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Zest-it® Damar Retouching 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

Clean varnish brushes with Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner or Solvent


Zest-it® Pencil Blend
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.

Read more...   Zest-it Pencil Blend

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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

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Zest-it® Pencil Blend (Citrus Free)

Zest-it® Blending Sponge

The Blending Sponge is an easy, clean and convenient way of using Zest-it to moisten paper stumps, brush, cotton buds, tortillions and shapers.
Pre-impregnated with 15 ml of Zest-it Pencil Blend for blending Coloured Pencils and Pastel on card, paper, parchment and other work .

 Read more at  Blending Sponge

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Zest-it® Blending sponge

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.

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Zest-it® Parchment Blend


Zest-it® Linseed Oils

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Zest-it® Cold-pressed Linseed Oil

Zest-it® Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil

Grown and cold-pressed in the UK. Our 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 depending.  Mix with oil paint or grind with dry pigment to make your own paint.

See - how to use the Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil

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Zest-it® Linseed Stand Oil

Zest-it® Linseed Stand Oil

Our 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.

Detailed information about our Linseed Stand Oil


Zest-it® Pen Cleaners
Zest-it ® Dip Pen Nib Cleaner

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.

Read more ... Zest-it Dip Pen Nib Cleaner and Sponge Pot

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Zest-it® Dip Pen Nib Cleaner

Zest-it ® Dip Pen Nib Cleaner Sponge

The Dip Pen Nib Cleaner Sponge, is a pre-filled with sponge that comes in a lidded container, just push the nibs into the sponge and leave for the required time, wash under the tap and wipe dry.

Read more ... Zest-it Dip Pen Nib Cleaner and Sponge Pot

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Zest-it® Dip Pen Nib Cleaner Sponge

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.

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Zest-it® Technical Pen Cleaner

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® Fountain Pen Cleaner


Zest-it® Airbrush Cleaners

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Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner "A"

Zest-it® Airbrush Cleaner "A" (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


Use to clean the Airbrush, soak for about 15 minutes, brush and wipe dry, re-soak if necessary.

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Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner "O"

Zest-it® Airbrush Cleaner "O" (for Enamels and oil based media)

Use for thinning paint, also when colour changing, flush just a few drops through the brush, blow-dry. Use for cleaning and soaking the Airbrush clogged with oil or enamel paint and ink.
Restore the airbrush back to working order.

Read more - Zest-it Airbrush Cleaner

Zest-it® Removers
Zest-it® Masking Fluid Remover

Use to remove old and or dried-on masking fluid from brushes, clothes and equipment.
This works best for brushes stiff with Masking.

For more information about using the Masking Fluid Remover click the link
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Zest-it Masking Fluid Remover

Zest-it® Artists Adhesive Remover

The Hinging Tape and Glue Dot Remover have been incorporated into Artists Adhesive Remover, which will remove most 'sticky' residue left by adhesive tape, dots and labels.
It is none staining, it evaporates completely from surfaces and  leaves no residue of itself in or on the work.

For removing Glue Dots check the link.

Hinging Tape removing can be found here

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Zest-it® Artists Adhesive Remover


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