A very volatile thinner which does not leave a thick film. It has less odor than Rectified Turpentine spirits.
Mineral spirits have an advantage over vegetable-based spirits that it keeps better on contact with air. It is a thinner solvent than vegetable-based spirits and evaporates more slowly than Rectified Turpentine spirits.
It is used to spread out oil-based colors or certain varnishes. Because of its high penetrative power, petroleum spirit gets deep into the paint. An excess accentuates the matte finish.
It is also used to clean brushes covered in fresh color and it does not dry out and does not stick like Rectified Turpentine spirits.
Delivery & support
SAA members in the UK benefit from FREE delivery on all orders, regardless of size or order value – this includes the Highlands, all offshore islands and Northern Ireland. We aim to despatch all orders the same working day if they are placed before 2pm, so your painting purchases will be on their way to you as soon as possible.
We want all our members to share the same great benefits – although acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.
See here for information about international postage rates.
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