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About Zest-it® Limestone Dust use as a Cold Wax Addition

Zest-it® Limestone Dust is a successful addition to Cold Wax and Oil mixtures
it gives soft texture and more 'body' to the wax/oil mix.

limestone dust

200 gm Zest-it Limestone Dust



scoop of limestone dust

Limestone Dust as it comes
 from the pot.


Our Fine Limestone Dust is a product of the UK and is made from pure crushed Limestone. It is a fine powder. (Calcium/Magnesium Carbonate: CaMg(CO₃)₂

It can vary slightly in its creamy colour and gives a little colouration to the wax mixture. Mix it with Cold Wax - it gives extra body to the wax and allows Impasto marks to have greater mass and body, but gives a softer look than Marble Dust.
It can also be added as a dry powder to the painting, just like adding pigment, this also gives texture to the work.

It has a less 'gritty' feel than the Marble Dust and can be added to Gesso or PVA glue to give extra 'grip' for to the surface when painting with wax.
Makes an excellent surface for Pastel artists when applied to paper with either Gelatine, Gesso or PVA, gives a good surface with a 'soft tooth'.

Like the Marble Dust it is basically an inert (chemically inactive) substance and has been in use for 100's of years.

How much do you add?
 You will need to add as necessary, but keep the wax/oil workable, if the mixture becomes dry and crumbly then too much has been added making it unstable .
There are no fixed proportions because every wax/oil mixture will be different, you will need to make your own decision according to your own requirements for the work.

It is classed as a Non-Hazardous product, however, do be aware that it is a dusty material. It goes without saying - Always wash hands with soap and water after using any type of art product.

Sizes available - 200 gm; 400 gm.

Please visit our Wax focused site at www.artywax.co.uk for more information on using Wax Painting Mediums and our ArtywaxShop .

We also have a Marble Dust ; Slate Dust ; Fine Sand ; Limestone Dust ;

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