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
Orders over £30 benefit from FREE delivery. Most orders delivered to a UK address will arrive within 5-7 working days, however, we acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.
Need your supplies quickly?
There is an option to select express delivery at the checkout, the cost of which will vary depending on order size. Alternatively, you can contact us on 0800 980 1123 for a postage quote.
See here for information about international postage rates.
- Sennelier Thinners & Spirits