Zest-It Cold Wax Painting Medium imparts body and texture to a variety of mediums. It can be mixed with oil paint, pigments, marble, mediums, powdered metals, glass beads and a variety of other fine art materials.
Cold Wax Painting Medium is comprised of Beeswax, Linseed Oil and Damar. The ingredients work together. Damar increases the melting point of beeswax and strengthens it, while the beeswax protects the damar from oxidisation and increases flexibility. It has a smooth, thick and firm consistency.
When mixed with oil paint the wax and oil mixture dries faster than oil paint alone. It is best applied on a slightly absorbent surface, and can be used on both rigid and flexible surfaces. Cold Wax Medium works brilliantly with painting knives and large brushes. Unlike encaustic wax mediums, this medium is designed to be used cold, so does not require heat. For reliable adhesion it is advisable not to mix with any water based products.