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The Complete Eco-friendly Oil Paint Kit

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Description

Paint like the Old Masters with The Complete Eco-Friendly Oil Paint Kit! Our naturally safe and eco-friendly oil paint kit creates the most archival, UV resistant, durable and radiant paints available. It includes premium quality pigments sustainably harvested from around the world, carefully ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to each pigment. These paints are free of fillers, additives, synthetic preservatives, toxins, petroleum-based pigments and heavy metals and provide a texture, radiance and subtlety of color that conventional paints simply can’t equal!

The Complete Eco-friendly Oil Paint Kit contains:

  • 10 - 2 oz. Earth & Mineral Pigment packets, including Venetian Red, Orange Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Terre Verte, Ultramarine Blue, Ultramarine Purple, Black Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White Rutile and Burnt Umber
  • 4 oz. Refined Walnut Oil packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle
  • 4 oz. Eco-Solve packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle
  • Eco Oil Painting Guide & Mixing Instructions

Note: Each pigment color is a unique material with a different set of characteristics, such as liquid absorbency, volume, texture, tinting strength, drying time, and granulation. Because of these characteristics, they each require a different volume of oil to create the desired paint consistency.

Mixing tools not included. This kit goes perfectly with our Paint Mixing Tools Kit. Mix pigments with walnut oil using a palette knife or a glass muller for more thorough mixing. 

Visit our Natural Earth Oil Paint Recipe page for more information on mixing and storing your own oil paints.

Click on the VIDEO to see a tutorial and 3rd party review of this kit.

Technical Data

Caution:
Use care when handling any dry pigment; it’s not healthy to breathe any type of dust into your lungs, even if it is non-toxic and natural (like our pigments). Avoid inhaling pigment dust and use a mask when mixing.

Packaging:
This kit is packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled paper gift box. The Refined Walnut Oil and Eco-Solve are packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The pigments are packaged in biodegradable plastic bags.

Safety & Quality:
Made in the USA. Conforms to Safety Standards ASTM D4236. Free of gluten and dairy. Vegan & cruelty-free. Contains nuts. Not intended for consumption.

Shipping & returns

Return Policies

We offer full refunds on any defective or damaged products. We also offer full refunds (less shipping costs) on elective returns if the product is in re-sellable condition and the return has been made within 3 months of the purchase.

Shipping Policies

Free Standard Shipping on orders above $100 for U.S. customers.

Orders containing in-stock items are typically processed within 2 business days from when we receive the order during operating hours. If a purchase contains out-of-stock or pre-order items, we will ship the order once ALL items are available and it can be fulfilled completely. Once an order is shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information; please save this email in case of any issues with your order.

After a package leaves our facility, it becomes the responsibility of the contracted carrier to get it to you. Any issues or problems that arise must be resolved with them directly. For USPS orders in particular, we've be instructed that it is best for the recipient to first speak with their local post office regarding any concerns.

Additionally, you can monitor your shipment or file a claim for lost mail with each of the carriers we use: U.S. Postal ServiceUPS, or FedEx.

We work hard to ensure orders are processed and received as quickly as possible, but unfortunately, we're unable to locate lost or delayed packages. We recognize errors happen and ask for your patience in those circumstances, but we will not ship replacement items or issue refunds until a formal determination is made by the carrier. Please use the resources outlined above to seek resolution if needed.

 

International Shipping

If you’re ordering from EuropeCanadaAustralia or New Zealand, please click the appropriate link to visit the distributor for your region. We normally ship USPS International for international orders, and the order typically takes 2-3 weeks for delivery. Due to global constraints, shipping times may vary, and additional delays can occur due to customs inspections. Since we never know if a package will be held at customs, any import fees or taxes applied to the delivery must be paid by the recipient.

PRODUCT FAQs

How much pigment do I need to add? What is the ratio of pigment to oil when mixing oil paint? Unfortunately, every color has a completely different oil: pigment ratio because each color absorbs moisture differently and each pigment has different molecular structure, size, density, drying time, etc. You simply pour the pigment onto the palette and add small amounts of oil at a time and mix until it makes a smooth, thick paste. You can use a glass dropper to add drops at a time. 

How long does the oil paint last after mixed and how should I store it?
The oil paints in the Complete Eco-friendly Oil Paint Kit usually stay wet on the palette for up to a week, but any extra paint can be stored in aluminum foil, air-tight glass jars, or aluminum tubes. For more information on storing oil paints, visit our blog. You can store them in glass jars with screw on / air tight lids or even better, store them in aluminum tubes. 

Do I need to use a muller?
The muller isn't absolutely necessary. You can just use the palette knife to mix paint if you mix thoroughly by pressing and swirling repeatedly. The purpose for the glass muller is to make 100% sure that every particle of pigment is completely coated in oil. Because if there are any air pockets in the paint, then the paint might crack after a long period of time.  

Why don’t you offer pre-mixed oil paint for sale?  To manufacture oil paint in tubes, you need to guarantee a really long shelf life for the tubes to sit in stores for years. To do that you need to add toxic additives, preservatives and stabilizers to make sure the paint never separates and is completely preserved and stable. We promote mixing the paint, yourself to avoid having anything else in the paint to detract from the pure luminosity of just pigment and oil, like the Old Masters used, and also to avoid toxins. It does take time and another step though so you have to weigh the pros and cons for yourself.

How do I clean up the oil paint?
To clean oil paint from your hands and body, our Pinerite Natural Hand Cleaner is the perfect all-natural solution. Our Eco-Solve can be used to clean oil paints off hard surfaces, clothing, carpet, or fabric.

How long does the oil paint take to dry to the touch?  
On average, it takes about 4-7 days for oil paint to dry, but it may take shorter or longer depending on your surrounding conditions and the thickness of paint layers. To speed drying time, add some Sun thickened Linseed Oil.  

Who would benefit from our Oil Paint?

  • Oil painters who are sensitive to or simply want to avoid exposure to solvents (white spirit, mineral spirits, turpentine), heavy metal toxins, petroleum-based pigments, and toxic additives.
  • Students and teachers in schools and colleges where the practice of oil painting is prohibited because of the toxic solvents and the heavy metal toxins notorious in conventional paints such as lead white or any of the cadmium or cobalt colors.
  • Artists working in shared studio space where the buildup of fumes could lead to an acutely dangerous concentration of vapors.
  • Artists who work within a small home environment and wish to reduce the fumes of oil painting.
  • Artists who want more vibrancy and luminosity in their paintings without fillers and preservatives to dull the color and a supremely archival and lightfast painting.
  • Artists on-the-go who frequently travel by air and need a painting option that’s easy and safe to carry with them and have no hazard restrictions.
  • Earth-conscious artists who want to protect the planet, take control of their materials, or mix their own paints like the Old Masters of the Renaissance.

What age group is the oil paint for?
Teenagers and up


Components of the Complete Eco-friendly Oil Paint Kit including the box, ten color packets, four ounce bottle of walnut oil, four ounce bottle of Eco Solve and instruction sheet
A blob of Venetian Red oil paint
Four ounce bottles of walnut oil and Eco Solve with glass jars of pigment powders in the background
All ten pigments shown in the kit packets and in glass jars
A hand mixing Emerald Green oil paint with a palette knife on a glass palette
HOW TO MAKE OIL PAINT | Natural Earth, Non-Toxic Pigments & Minerals

Customer Reviews

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Lily
Superior Quality, Peace of Mind

I absolutely love my new paints! I am a professional artist and usually buy large quantities of paint. I got the Earth Oil Paint Kit to test out if I would like using these new paints. I'm glad to report that they are higher quality than I was using and best of all, I can paint and clean up with peace of mind. thank you, Natural Earth Paint for creating these gems of products!

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Johana
The best cleanest pigments I have come across

I was recommended your line by an amazing artist turtle art studio and at first I felt hesitant because I have never use earth pigmentation to paint :art: but once she showed me how to make my own I was hooked! The best part of your line is that is safe around my little one and I can use them while pregnant!! Also great prices on your products you make them affordable.
Thank you, Johana Sullivan
Look forward to sharing your product with my friends

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Carolyn S.
I have not received it

I have not received it yet.

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Kelsey F.
Learning Curve

There's a definite learning curve to making your own paints. I bought the kit and several additional individual colors. The walnut oil is lovely. The solvent has a mild and pleasant smell, but it bothered my allergies, so I won't be using it (I'm allergic to soy and several dozen other things, so I still think it would work brilliantly for most people). I do have issues with the texture of some of the pigments. The burnt sienna, burnt umber, venetian red, raw sienna, and raw umber were very grainy, and I found them unusable. After much experimentation, I eventually landed on a mixture of colors that do work for me. I'm using the black, white, and yellow ocher, which are all opaque colors, to make a grisaille, and I'm using the brilliant yellow, mayan red, ultramarine blue, and ultramarine purple, which are all reasonably transparent, for glazing layers. I haven't had issues with any of these colors and that unpleasant grainy texture. The only things I haven't tried yet are the terre verte and the orange ochre. Overall, this was a positive experience, and Natural Earth Paints is still going to be my exclusive supplier for oil paint materials. I love the excellent lightfastness and the dedication to providing materials that aren't toxic. I just won't re-buy any of the pigments I mentioned above as being problematically grainy.

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Valerie J.
Love the quality and colors

I really love the rich beauty and the quality of the colors. It would have been nice if there was a choice for the kit to have bright colors or rich colors. I would have just bought them both, though. Ordered more paint today in the brighter colors.

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Hannah T.
Mixed bag

Arrived quickly—thanks! It would be great to have a sturdier container than zip-lock bags. Also, the yellow that arrived is too dark to mix a bright green. I think you should include a light yellow with the starter kit.

Why Natural Earth Paint

  • SAFE
    &
    SUSTAINABLE

    Free of heavy metals, solvents, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, additives, petroleum-based dyes and nano-particles.

  • ZERO WASTE
    &
    ZERO WORRY

    100% solar powered facility, 100% recycled and biodegradable packaging, and zero-waste shipping option available.

  • INNOVATIVE
    &
    UNMATCHED

    Proud to be the most innovative eco-business in art supplies. We have a whole line of products that you can’t find anywhere else.

  • PROFESSIONAL
    &
    HIGH QUALITY

    The highest quality pigments, organic ingredients, and hand-crafted in small batches. Pure earth pigments make the most luminous paint available anywhere.