zest-it logo Clear Painting Medium zest-it logo

About Zest-it® Clear Painting Medium



clear painting medium
Zest-it® Clear Painting Medium



rose basket
Wet-on-wet painting with Clear Painting Medium used on the background.



tole wild rose
Used for the petals and leaves in this Tole painted image.



product safety information banner
Product Safety Information for Zest-it Clear Painting Medium PDF



The Zest-it Clear Painting Medium is designed to facilitate the flow of oil paint, level out the brush strokes and for glazing. The Clear Painting Medium can be of assistance to both the Traditional oil painter and the Wet-on-wet artist.  It is a mix of Zest-it and Linseed Stand Oil without added Varnish, it also makes the paint it is used with dry faster.

For the Traditional oil painter. The Zest-it Clear Painting Medium is very useful for applying glazes to the painting. It dries clear and quite quickly, it will also lift any dull parts of a painting giving an overall balance to the surface finish. It does not contain any varnish, this keeps the dried glaze as a more flexible film and in keeping with the rest of the paintings structure. The last glaze can of course be worked into before it dries to completion.

 Oiling out. Often when a painting has been drying for sometime dull areas show up. Before starting work on the painting again the artist often wants the 'wet look' back, this is an aid to judging the colour with more accuracy. Using the Clear Painting medium for this gives back the 'wet look', can be painted into and keeps the integrity of the painting. Very useful and a little goes a long way.
For the Wet-on-Wet painter. The Zest-it Clear Painting Medium gives an ideal base for the start of a canvas painting, allowing the artists to mix and blend colours on the canvas and can be used throughout the painting. The Clear Painting Medium can also be coloured before starting a wet-on-wet painting, just add a small amount of oil paint to an amount of the medium and mix together before using to wet the background - only a very thin coat is needed. The medium will stay workable for about twelve hours.

For the Tole or One-stroke painter. The Zest-it Clear Painting Medium is excellent for blending colours together when double loading a brush for one-stroke painting, which of course is a wet-on-wet painting method when using oils. When double loading a brush, mix a small amount of ZCPM with each pile of paint, then load into each side of the brush and blend on the palette. The painting medium also makes blending the applied colour easy.

For more information about the Fat over Lean principle.

The Clear Painting Medium can also be used to thin oil paint to an ink consistency for use with a dip pen nib, the oil written words will have a gloss and slightly raised profile.

Available in the following sizes 125 ml; 250 ml 500 ml and 1 Litre from our the Zest-it Etsy shop

Copyright© Jacqui Blackman 2010

pet 1reusable low vocbio productno cfc'snot on animalsairplaneYes lorryYes  ferryYes

Back to Products


Copyright 1999 - 2023 © J. & T. Blackman Ltd. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
The information contained herein is the Intellectual Property of Jacqui Blackman and
J. & T. Blackman Ltd., and is supplied without liability for errors or omissions.
Zest-it ® and its logo are Registered Trademarks.
No part may be reproduced or used except as authorized by contract or other written permission, unless stated otherwise.
The copyright and the foregoing restriction on reproduction and use extend to all media in which the information may be embodied.