Zest It Safe Oil Paint Dilutant And Brush Cleaner

Product Code: P00127

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From £6.20 to £49.95

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Size Code Unit Price Availability
1 litre 010836 £21.00 Sold Out Out of Stock
125ml 010833 £6.20 In Stock
2.5 litre 023825 £49.95 In Stock
250ml 010834 £9.30 Sold Out Out of Stock
500ml 010835 £13.65 In Stock
Description

Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant And Brush Cleaner is a pleasant, environmentally friendly alternative to solvents.

  • It removes colour, thinners and mediums from skin and brushes effectively, but is based on the zest of citrus fruit, so has a lovely fresh odour.
  • It also thins oil paint and improves transparency, and blends coloured pencils and pastels on paper.
  • Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant And Brush Cleaner is non-flammable and biodegradable, and is ideal for use in shared studios, schools and colleges, and by those allergic to conventional thinners.
Details

Size: 1 litre

  • Weight: 1000 g

Size: 125ml

  • Weight: 300 g

Size: 2.5 litre

  • Weight: 2500 g

Size: 250ml

  • Weight: 300 g

Size: 500ml

  • Weight: 500 g
Delivery & Returns

We dispatch orders every working day (ie Mon-Fri, not including Bank Holidays) for all delivery options. 

Next Working Day Delivery - Free on orders over £75

Order by 2pm Mon-Fri: £7.50

Standard Delivery - Free on orders over £50

Within 3-5 working days: £3.95

Click & Collect 

Free, from Cass Art stores. Available to collect within 2 working days.

Saturday Delivery

Select our Saturday delivery option any day of the week (by 2pm on Friday) to have your order delivered on the following Saturday: £9.00

Q&A (2)
Q Is this suitable for the Bob Ross Oil painting technique? I.e. what he refers to as 'Odourless paint thinner' (specifically not turpentine)
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Sansodor is considered ouderless so it's suitable for working in studios. However, Zest it is made from citrus fruits and smells strongly of oranges but is a more natrual alternative. 

Q Is this product non toxic?
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At the beginning of this year, the EU and REACH in continuing their classification of chemicals, including essential oils and natural oils, had re-classified the orange element of original Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner. The orange element is an Orange Terpene, it is a food grade natural oil, extracted from the rind/peel of oranges after they have been juiced. . This re-classification means this natural orange oil (and many other natural oils) now need to have an image and phrase - 'toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-terms adverse effects in the aquatic environment' on the back label. However, it is not considered toxic to fish, not expected to be hazardous to the environment, it is easily biodegradable (meaning: nature can break it down) and is not bioaccumulating (meaning: it does not concentrate in an organism over time). 

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27th November 2016 Reviewed by Jean Baylis This product is excellent. Safe to use as a thinning medium for oil paint, brush cleaner and to remove oil paint from hands. I first learnt about this product at ***, it was the only product of this type allowed to be used there. I can highly recommend it to artists of all abilities.

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22nd November 2016 Reviewed by Hilary Greer Worth the price to avoid the fumes of traditional thinners/cleaning mediums

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11th November 2016 Reviewed by Sinclair Webster New to me but saves a lot of time washing out under a tap at the of the day to get to the roots of the brushes and clean out all the residue.

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1st November 2016 Reviewed by Neil Cramond The only smell that comes off this product is a citrus smell which is not unpleasant. Perfect for me when I get to do my painting at night when family are in bed, my little boy is next door to my studio and I was concerned the smell from turps and oil paints would bother him - and my wife. Pleased to say that nothing has been mentioned about stinking the house out.

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29th September 2016 Reviewed by Maria Owen I like it because it is an alternative to more harmful products.

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24th September 2016 Reviewed by JANMEESON Have only used once but did not mix in smoothly.

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21st September 2016 Reviewed by George Mifsud I use this item to use with my oil paints

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20th September 2016 Reviewed by NIGEL SMETHURST Excellent, low odour, light citrus smell.

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14th August 2016 Reviewed by Edith Barton i use this product for cleaning and diluting my oil paint. it is better than turpentine and safer

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14th August 2016 Reviewed by Edith Barton For cleaning my oil paint brushes and thinning my oil paint

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7th July 2016 Reviewed by Vivienne Lewin Good for thinning and cleaning. Non-toxic

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25th May 2016 Reviewed by Hilary Greer Excellent safe low odour non-toxic solvent for thinning and brush cleaning. Quite pricey but worth it.

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23rd May 2016 Reviewed by Jamielee Cohen This is great to thin out your oil paints as well as an alternative to turps to clean your brushes with. I find it to be less strong than turps and much softer.
Great quality product and recommend to use for any artist working with oil

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19th April 2016 Reviewed by Richard Bogie Product is excellent for brush cleaning and thinning paints

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12th April 2016 Reviewed by Iris Dell'Acqua Always use this product and it is excellent

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30th March 2016 Reviewed by Michael Lyons A good product which is helpful for the environment.

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19th February 2016 Reviewed by Raymond John Trimming The product was very good and has been used extensively to dliute paint and to clean brushes. I would recomend it to others because of the price and the quality of the product.

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17th February 2016 Reviewed by Katrin Radovani Using it for cleaning up my brushes. Smells beautifully! Would definitely recommend it to my colleges

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8th January 2016 Reviewed by Lauren Jermy I am yet to test out this product, but the packaging and size are very good. I bought the 500ml bottle which is the perfect size for storage! I would recommend this to others like me who are hopeless at cleaning their brushes properly, because I feel like this product is really going to help. An added bonus is that is smells like oranges!

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6th January 2016 Reviewed by Grace Burke-Whyte This will be used to clean my paint brushes and when I use oil paints, this should be recommend to everyone who uses oil paints

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11th December 2015 Reviewed by Lorna A I have used this product before and like it's citrus aroma.

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30th September 2015 Reviewed by Lucy Bolton It seems to be good and smells nice!

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13th September 2015 Reviewed by Susan Harvey Great product......smells nice and cleans brushes etc so effectively. Not harsh on hands. Worth the extra cost.

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11th September 2015 Reviewed by Carlos Santistevan Excellent non odour solvent

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28th July 2015 Reviewed by Stuart Ridley A1 product

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30th June 2015 Reviewed by Avril Nash This was recommended to me as I was reluctant to go to oils because of the smell of turps, etc. so looking forward to using this.

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11th March 2015 Reviewed by Allison Cowie Very good

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24th February 2015 Reviewed by Virginia Russolo good price, best substitute to turpentine, use it in the studio for oil painting to mainly avoid high toxicity of turps.

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21st February 2015 Reviewed by DAWN HARVERSON This is a good alternitive to white spirit for cleaning brushes after painting in oils as it does not have a strong smell,it also works as a medium to thin oil paint

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11th December 2014 Reviewed by Kenneth Karl I am trying this for the first time and so far it is working better then expected. Having to rid the use of turps and mineral spirits while oil painting, Zest It is proving a good alternative. If you have developed an intolerance also, I recommend this to allow you peace of mind during your painting.

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24th September 2014 Reviewed by Charles Elliott It is what it is

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5th August 2014 Reviewed by Margarita Reynolds Good smell and good alternative to the white spirit

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23rd June 2014 Reviewed by Caroline Amory I use this product in the Art Centre instead of White Spirit for cleaning off printing inks and oil paints as well as as a diluant . Nowadays the students rightly strongly object to the noxious fumes of white spirit and Zest is the best product I can find at present for this dual role. It is a bit expensive but I like the fact i can get it in large bottles to alleviate too much expenditure.I recommend it to those who I know who are looking for an alternative to White Spirit or turps.

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24th February 2014 Reviewed by Clothylde Vergnes Haven't tried it yet, but it smells better than turps.

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17th December 2013 Reviewed by Catherine Lambert Best product in the range
No allergies as for other product
Could be recycle if left still for a month
An impressive product

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7th November 2013 Reviewed by Louise Jackson Great product. It has a pleasant odour and great for glazing acrylics.

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3rd October 2013 Reviewed by Tony Willetts tried and tested formula - low odour - good if you have to share your working space with others
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