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.
Zest-it Oil paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner has an active strength (in our tests - 'used' Zest-it over 10 years old will still clean brushes efficiently) that is longer lasting than turpentine or white spirit, it is reusable with very little lost by evaporation, therefore you use less. knife zest-it paint When you've used Zest-it for brush cleaning, at the end of the painting session, leave the Zest-it to stand for a good few hours preferable overnight. The paint sediment will settle to the bottom of the container, the clear Zest-it can then be decanted off and re-used.
(Some people tell us they filter 'used' Zest-it through cotton wool and an old 'nylon stocking'. The Colleges and Universities take large quantities, they recycle and save on waste by filtering through paper towelling).