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Zellen Distilled Turpentine

Zellen Distilled Turpentine is a high-quality, odorless mineral turpentine that serves various purposes in oil painting. Here are the key features and uses of this product:


  1. High-Quality: Zellen Distilled Turpentine is of very high quality, ensuring its effectiveness and reliability in oil painting applications.
  2. Volatile Solvent: The turpentine acts as a volatile solvent, making it suitable for thinning the consistency of oil paints and mediums.
  3. Thickening: Zellen Distilled Turpentine thickens on exposure to air and light. This property should be considered when using it in various painting techniques.
  4. Consistency Reduction: The turpentine effectively reduces the consistency of oil paints, making them more fluid and easier to work with.
  5. Quick-Drying: It is a quick-drying solvent, allowing artists to work efficiently and build up layers in their oil paintings.
  6. Details and Glazing: Zellen Distilled Turpentine is great for adding details and glazing in oil paintings. It helps achieve fine lines and delicate effects.
  7. Non-Yellowing: The turpentine won’t yellow over time, preserving the colors and appearance of the artwork.



  1. Thinning Oil Paints: Zellen Distilled Turpentine is used to thin the consistency of oil paints, making them more fluid and suitable for various painting techniques.
  2. Cleaning Brushes: The turpentine is effective for cleaning oil paint brushes after use, helping to remove paint residues and maintaining the brushes’ quality.
  3. Glazing and Detail Work: Due to its quick-drying and consistency reduction properties, it is well-suited for glazing and adding fine details to oil paintings.

It’s important to note that turpentine is a volatile substance, and adequate ventilation is necessary when using it. Additionally, avoid long-term storage, as it may thicken over time due to exposure to air and light. Zellen Distilled Turpentine is available in two sizes, 250ml and 500ml, offering artists flexibility and convenience in their choice of quantity. As with any art medium, it is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines for best results and safe usage.