Eco-House

NeutralThin Eco-House

NeutralThin is a practically odorless general-purpose thinner, brush cleaner and volatile painting medium for oil-based paints and artist paints. It is free of aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons. This hypo-allergenic formula without essential oils has been used successfully by chemically sensitive artists for more than a decade. However, due to the individual uniqueness of allergic reactions, exceptions are possible. Flashpoint greater than 142° F and OEL > 300 ppm.

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CoZiCa Drier Blend Eco-House Special Order Only

A drying medium containing cobalt, zirconium and calcium octoates, dissolved Eco-House Extra Mild Citrus Thinner without aromatics. This blend is highly effective drying oils and stand oils despite its minimal cobalt content, which also makes it suitable for lighter color shades.

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Damar Medium Eco-House Special Order Only

This heavy resin-oil painting medium contains damar resin and linseed stand oil as binders. The main difference from the traditional 1:1:1 formula is the use of the mild Eco-House solvent system instead of turpentine and the addition of lead-free driers (cobalt-zirconium-calcium octoates), which reduce the drying time substantially. The damar resin adds brilliance and luminosity to colors and mechanical hardness to the paint coat. The linseed stand oil adds elasticity and moisture resistance to the paint coat. It improves flow and leveling of paints. It has less of a tendency to yellow than plain linseed oil.

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Damar Resin Eco-House Special Order Only

A natural tree resin derived from the viscous sap of the Southeast Asian damar pine. The tree sap is collected, air-dried and separated into the volatile turpentine and the solid damar resin. This damar resin can be used to make various traditional painting preparations, such as damar varnish and mediums. It also is used in encaustic painting.

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Damar Varnish Eco-House Special Order Only

This varnish provides a semi-gloss protective finish coat. It can be used as a final picture varnish over well-dried oil paintings (after 6-12 months) or as an ingredient of a medium formula. It is made of high-quality damar resin from Indonesia and Eco-House Extra Mild Citrus Thinner in an approximate one to one ratio with a small amount of linseed stand oil for added elasticity of the varnish coat. Dry to touch within 12 to 24 hrs.

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Extra Mild Citrus Thinner Eco-House Special Order Only

A medium-strength, general-purpose thinner and mild solvent. It is a combination of highly purified cosmetics-grade hydrocarbons and natural essential oils. Use for thinning and clean-up of oil-based products, resins, tars, gums, varnishes and waxes. It may also be used as a volatile medium with most conventional oil-based paint products including fine artist's oil paints. It dries slower than turpentine, keeping the paint workable for a longer period of time. Flashpoint greater than 142° F and OEL > 300 ppm.

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Linseed Standoil Eco-House Special Order Only

A light-colored, pre-polymerized, additive-free linseed oil that increases the luster of oil paints. Its high viscosity allows it to be used with metallic driers to shorten the otherwise slow drying time.

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Natural Orange Terpene Solvent Eco-House Special Order Only

Natural Orange Terpene Solvent is a potent solvent that can be a full-fledged substitute for turpentine, since it dissolves damar resin solids, hardened paint, etc. It is free of aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons. However, like many natural essential oils, it can have a sensitizing effect on sensitive artists if it is used too liberally. Therefore it should be used only in well-ventilated areas for those tasks where its use is unavoidable. Mixable with other Eco-House solvents in any desired ratio.

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Refined Linseed Stand Oil Eco-House Special Order Only

A light-colored, pre-polymerized, additive-free refined linseed oil that increases the luster of oil paints. Its high viscosity allows it to be used with metallic driers to shorten the otherwise slow drying time.

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