Paint thinner

Paint thinner

A paint thinner is a solvent used to thin oil-based paints, or as a cleaning agent.

Paint thinners include:
*Mineral spirits
*Mineral turpentine (turps)
*Wood turpentine
*White spirit

Brands and their Constituents

*Xylol: Dilute Xylene.


Some paint thinners, such as mineral turpentine, may be abused as inhalants.

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