What is a thinner and what are its benefits?
Thinner is a solvent based on mineral oil that is used to remove paint and is a very strong cleanser. This material can be used as a solvent to remove mistakes when painting or resins adhering to clothing or carpets.
Thinner is also used in the automotive industry, where it acts as a cleaner for auto parts or heavy machinery. An inexpensive oil-based alternative to plant-based turpentine.
Thinner removes even the hardest grease and chemical stains. Even dry paint that has thickened can dissolve in the thinner and disappear easily. In addition, the thinner can clean and polish wooden furniture or floors.
It is a mixture of paraffin, cycloparaffin and aromatic hydrocarbons and is a clear white liquid that is anti-corrosion and chemically stable.
- Cleaning brushes and other painting tools
After painting, before the paint is completely dry, clean it with a brush and paint roller. Fill a small container with thinner and then dip the painting tool in the solvent. With a little pressure, the paint is removed from them. Wipe off excess thinner with a cloth and allow to dry in the open air.
- Dilute the paint
Thinner dilutes any oil-based paint as much as you like. If you are painting a wall or other large surface, mix paint and thinner in a bucket. For smaller tasks, such as small scratches on furniture, mix paint and thinner on a painting palette or a small bowl. As a general rule, one part of thinner is mixed into three parts of paint.
- Remove grease from car parts
Car and bike riders who do their repairs, know how thinner quickly removes dirt and oil from car engines, bicycle chains, and so on. For small pieces, dip the metal piece into a container of minerals to loosen the grease, then scrub off any remaining mass with a scrub brush. After the grease is gone, wipe off the excess solvent with a clean, dry cloth and lubricate with fresh oil if necessary.
- Eliminates paint leakage
Suppose the base oil is spilled on the floor. Moisten a clean cloth with a thinner and then wipe off the paint before it dries quickly. If it is already dry, use Vaseline, then apply a thinner. You can safely use the thinner to remove paint from the hard surface of the floor, including tiles, room floor and wood. But before you start, test a small, imperceptible spot to make sure the solvent does not hurt.
- Clears the rest of the price tags
Your new dishes will be beautiful, but if there are remnants of price tags on it, it will diminish its beauty. Simply pour a little thinner on a cloth or paper towel and wipe off any glue residue on the surface of the glass, porcelain or glaze. When finished, rinse the dish in warm water as usual.
- Cleans and recovers wooden furniture
If wooden furniture looks dull without color, use a thinner to restore its appearance. However, it is considered safe on woods that have a clear coating, including varnish, polyurethane and lacquer. But always test on a spot before using a thinner on the surface. Then, wet a clean cloth with a solvent and remove the mass using circular motions on the wood surface. When all the dirt is gone, use a clean, dry cloth to shine.
- Performs cleaning garden tools
If the garden tool is soaked in sap, it is wiped by dipping the tool in a container of thinner, or if the tool is very large, it is wiped clean with a cloth soaked in thinner. Use the rest of the thinner.
Disadvantages of paint thinners
They cost more than minerals.
They can’t be used in rubber and plastic materials.
Types of thinners
Turpentine is one of the few solvents not made from petroleum distillates. It is produced by distilling oleoresins from pine trees. Also known as turpentine extracts. The best grade is called turpentine gum pure spirals.
Turpentine has more solubility than mineral thinners. You must be careful while using it on dilute oily or alkaline paints. Because it is strong and destroys the color and causes the paint to fall and drip. If turpentine is used with petroleum-based solvents, it can cause an allergic reaction.
Brands include Warrenolen and Texaco Oil Distillates, which are produced specifically as a substitute for turpentine. Most painters prefer thinner because it is less expensive, less sticky, and less odorous than torrentin. However, they do have odors that may seem unpleasant to some people. They may prefer odorless thinners.
Acetone, streptin, naphtha and toluene and many other substances can be used to reduce the color thickness.
Safety considerations when using thinner
Be careful while using a thinner, as it can be dangerous to the person. If inhaled, it can cause breathing problems, dizziness and nausea. If applied to the skin, it can cause irritating burns and rashes. If it spills too much on the skin, it can burn through the tissue and cause scarring.
Always wear gloves and follow safety protocols when handling the thinner. Always use this material in a well-ventilated area.
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