Solvents & Thinners
Thin-X® Red Label Paint Thinner
This clean air multi-purpose low odor, mineral spirit thins exterior/interior paints, flats, enamels and varnishes. Wipes fresh paint from painting tools, buckets and pans and partially dried drippings of oil base and latex paint. Removes wax, grease, soot and dust before refinishing surfaces. Meets rule 66 environmental standards.
Thin-X® Odorless Paint Thinner
A thinner for odorless oil base paints and varnishes. Has less solvency than regular Thin-X®, but is entirely odorless. Artists rely on its consistency while hospitals and institutions count on no odor.
Thin-X® Latex Paint Thinner
100% solvent free and odorless. It is designed to thin latex and water based paints, enamels and clear finishes. DO NOT USE WITH OIL BASE PAINTS. It enhances the flow and leveling as the finish is applied. The product will clean brushes, rollers, sprayers, buckets and paint trays while latex paint is still wet or soft. Hardened brushes can be cleaned by soaking overnight, slightly longer in extreme cases. Bristles will be soft and supple after cleaning. Old semi-jelled latex paint can be rejuvenated with small amounts of Thin-X® Latex Paint Thinner. Contains no detergent or harmful ingredients. Safe for septic systems.
Lynsol Denatured Alcohol
The purest ethyl alcohol to thin shellac, stain, sealers or spirit varnishes. Cleans shellac surfaces and brushes. Other uses: fuel for marine alcohol stoves and chafing dishes when used indoors in extreme care. Not for charcoal cookers. Burns with a nearly invisible, smokeless flame. Cleans printing presses and typewriters. Flammable.
Lacquer Thinner (Washing)
Economical cleaner for tools, printing presses and silk screens. Test Screens before using. Flammable.
Painter's Lacquer Thinner
This full strength, clean air solvent thins lacquers for all types of application. Cleans, conditions and prepares the surface. Cleans panting tools, brushes, sprayers, rollers and applicators. Extremely Flammable.
A strong solvent for most plastics and synthetic fibers. The fastest evaporating solvent available for thinning and cleaning fiberglass resins and epoxies before they harden. It is non-photochemically reactive and VOC exempt. Extremely Flammable.
Gum Turps is pure spirits of gum turpentine distilled from the living pine tree. Gum Turps is the traditional paint thinner for artists and professional painters. It is chemically pure and free from all adulterants. Thins paints, varnishes and enamels. Removes grease, stains and tar. Not recommended as a cleaning solvent because it will leave a slight surface film.
MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)
A strong specialty solvent similar to Acetone. Its slower evaporation rate makes it a better choice for cleaning and degreasing applications. Flammable.
Methanol (methyl alcohol)
A good clean-up solvent for shellac-based coatings. An acceptable fuel for alcohol stoves, although it produces less heat per pound than denatured ethyl alcohol. Poison if ingested. Not recommended for burning or for use in confined areas. Flammable.
IPA 99 (isopropyl alcohol 99%)
A mild cleaner for glass, painted woodwork and trim. Completely miscible with water. Can be added to detergent solutions to enhance action. Flammable.
Varnish makers and painters' Naphtha. This quick drying solvent for oil-based paints provides rapid initial evaporation and allows for good brushing and lapping properties. As strong as mineral spirits but evaporates more quickly. Flammable.
Often specified as a thinner for specialty paints and coatings. A good general purpose cleaner and degreaser. Slower evaporation rate than acetone but faster than xylol. Flammable.
A relatively slow evaporating solvent and thinner for some synthetic coatings as well as paints and varnishes. Has stronger solvent power than mineral spirits. Evaporates slower than toluol. Should only be used as a thinner when specified by coatings manufacturer. Flammable.