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About Zest-it® Cold Wax Painting Medium

Zest-it® Cold Wax Painting Medium is a mixture of Beeswax, Linseed Oil and Gum Damar, it
gives body and substance to Oil paint, also helping it to dry faster.

See this page for false information about Zest-it Cold Wax Painting Medium and Zest-it Solvents,
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cold wax painting medium

Zest-it® Cold Wax Painting Medium


Please see the Disclaimer below:

The Zest-it Cold Wax Painting Medium is a smooth, thick, firm paste and the reference to 'cold' is because it does not need or require heat.

Mix with Oil paint to give texture and add more substance to the oil paint, makes impasto easier to achieve and speeds the drying time.

Can be used with brush painting knife, shapers, rollers, wedges, silicon blades and tools of your choice.

Add pigments, powdered metals, marble dust and other fine art materials to increase the visual depth and surface finish.

Apply to canvas, paper, mdf, gesso'ed board or panel, birch ply panel, waxed raw canvas or other material of your choice.

1.25 Kg Cold Wax painting Medium

1.25 Kg size - new for 2020



It dries to a very cohesive and stable finish that can be 'varnished' with a coat of Cold Wax, or just buffed with a soft cloth, or left 'as is'.

It is non-flammable and not classes as a hazardous product, therefore does not need or require an (M)SDS. Most other Cold Wax's use a flammable solvent like OMS, Thinners or similar.

It does not contain any Aromatics or CFC's, it is also biodegradable and is therefore kinder to the environment, it is also non-toxic.

It can travel by road, sea or air, which makes it an excellent accompaniment if you are going on a painting holiday (depending on the airline) or travelling to a workshop.

Sizes available - 80 gm; 150 gm; 320 gm 840 gm and 1.25 Kg


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Wax Solvent and Cold Wax

It goes without saying -Always wash your hands with soap and water after using any art products.

Dispose of any wax/paint sludge by putting onto damp sand or soil in a container.

Do Not throw liquid or brush washings down the sink!

Our Cold Wax Additions are Marble Dust, Slate Dust, Limestone Dust, Fine Sand and Graphite Powder.

Our Wax Solvent can be used for thinning the wax/oil paint mixture, for making drizzles and to clean-up brushes and equipment.

 LiquiBlend Wax is also good for drizzles and for adjusting the texture of the Cold Wax.


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Phthalo Blue mixed with Cold Wax Painting Medium.



For more information about Cold Wax Painting Medium, surfaces to use, ways to use the wax and some tools, try our Wax focused site at www.artywax.co.uk Tools, techniques, Ideas and Inspirations.

Our www.zest-it.shop may be of interest to our International customers where they can find the full Zest-it range of products.

Copyright© Jacqui Blackman 2010


Cold Wax and coloured oil paint mixed ready for use.

If you are new to Cold Wax or would like more information.

A very in-depth, unbiased review of Zest-it Cold Wax Painting Medium from a Profession Artist who uses Cold Wax as their main media.

Gives comparisons between various makes, how to use different media and application with and without pigments.

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Repackaged and Copy-cat Zest-it Products June 2020

J and T Blackman Ltd t/a Zest-it have been informed of some unscrupulous conduct by businesses and individuals offering copy-cat and/or repackaged Zest-it products.

We have been made aware of Zest-it products being offered for sale on a website, on Ebay and on workshops but the customers received a look-alike product not that offered or advertised. This has happened with the 'Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner', the 'Zest-it Pencil Blend' and the 'Zest-it Cold Wax Painting Medium'.

Please take care when purchasing Zest-it products, be discriminating, especially during these unprecedented times. Buy through a recognised and reliable Retailer website, not from where goods may be copy-cat and/or packaged improperly.

Those who persist in this malpractice, not only break the 'Law of Passing Off', they also deceive and endanger the public.

If as a customer, this has happened to you and you would like to redress the situation, please contact your local Trading Standards Office who have the power to stop this breach of regulations.
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Law of Passing Off
The Law of Passing Off is in place to prevent a trader/company/person from misrepresenting/mimicking goods or services as being the goods or services of another person/trader/company.
Or, in more legal wording ...is a form of intellectual property enforcement against the unauthorised use of 'get-up' or 'trade-dress' (the whole external appearance or look-and-feel of a product, including any mark, wording or indicia used) which is considered to be similar to that of another party's product, including any registered or unregistered trademarks.

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