Just like the original Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner, it leaves no residue of itself in your work, however, it has a slightly faster drying time because it is without the citrus element. Use it as a solvent, a diluent, a medium and for brush cleaning. Zest-it is a much safer solvent for oil painters than Gum Turpentine and makes an excellent replacement because it is . The solvent is just as easy to use as the original Zest-it Brush Cleaner and can be used in just the same way and is an excellent solvent for Gum Damar and Mastic resin for making varnish.
You can use Zest-it Citrus Free Solvent to thin oil paint as 'thin as ink', ideal for colouring a canvas and under-painting and use with oil bars try 'dampening' the canvas before working, gives a different look and finished result and excellent for blending oil pastel and can be used to give a smooth finish. Suitable for cleaning oil paint, oil colour, oil bars, oil pastels, oil based ink, wax based products, Damar varnish and other oil based products from your brushes, palette, painting knives, rollers and equipment.