Used for thinning or cleaning up oil-based paint, varnish, or enamel or removing wax and grease from floors. Avoid using it on asphalt or rubber tile. It's stronger than gasoline, but weaker than lacquer thinner.

Most painters usually only mix it with oil-based paint that's old or partly dried up. You could use it on latex-based paint but really you can just use water- or if it still won't come off try something stronger like lacquer thinner or furniture refinisher.

A spare coffee can with about an quarter inch of paint thinner at the bottom is nice to store brushes in for a day or so if you're unable to clean them at the moment.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.