Unexcelled thinner of oil based paints & varnishes. Used extensively by artists as a painting medium, oil paint thinner and brush wash. Cleanup solvent. Clear colourless liquid with a pleasant aniseed fragrance.

Gum Turpentine Common Uses

  • Solvent used in production of polishes, lacquers, waxes, medicines, perfumes & fragrant chemical compounds.
  • Used as a solvent mixed with beeswax or with carnauba wax, to make fine furniture wax for use as a protective coating over oiled wood finishes (e.g. lemon oil).
  • Used to dissolve natural resins.


Also Known as Artists Turps and Gum Turps.

Note we are also bulk Gum Turpentine suppliers in New Zealand.
Industrial customers who buy Gum Turpentine are advised to download and read the Material Safety Data Sheet below.