Shiva Paintstiks combine refined drying oils with artist pigments, solidified into stick form. Shiva Paintstiks perform well with conventional oil paint as their drying time allowing several hours of workability. Blues and greens tend to dry faster, with most colours drying to the touch overnight and fully dry in three days. For use on paper, canvas, wood, fabric and more. Shiva Paintstiks are tested in accordance to ASTM D-423 and bear safety labels to ACMI's standards. Most Shiva Paintstiks are AP non-toxic while some colours do bear the CL label with safety warnings.