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  PRODUCT MATRIX - Paint Thinner
Turpentine and mineral spirits are commonly used in thinning paints and varnishes.
Use paint thinners only if ventilation is adequate and take plenty of fresh air breaks.
Allow the remaining paint sludge to dry completely in a well-ventilated area, outside of your home and away from pets and children.
cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu /~epados/waste/house/paintth.htm   (438 words)

  Interior FAQ: Solvent (The Paint Quality Institute)
Paint thinner is a specific solvent used with oil based paints, stains and varnishes.
Paint thinner is made mainly from a solvent called mineral spirits.
Paint thinner is similar to "lighter fluid" and "charcoal starter".
www.paintquality.com /faq/Interior/solvent.html   (100 words)

 Automotive Painting — Applying Paint
Paint is applied in higher volume at low pressure (under 10 psi, as opposed to 45-70 psi for syphon equipment).
Paint transfer efficiency is greatly increased with HVLP gear; up to 80 percent of the paint ends up on the car, compared to 40 percent from a high-pressure syphon gun.
To make the paint thin enough to pass through the spray gun and be properly atomized by the compressed air, a reducer or thinner must be added.
www.scottgrundfor.com /ideas/paint3.html   (2347 words)

 Deck Painting Project
After any repairs to the deck, prepare for painting by wiping the deck with acetone or lacquer thinner (not paint thinner or mineral spirits), using clean, white cotton rags.
Changing the paint's, properties is one of the factors that separates the amateur painter from the professional.
Thinner lets paint solids drop to the bottom of the can, and is reusable many times.
www.diybob.com /deckpaint.htm   (829 words)

 What Precautions Should I Take When Using Paint Thinner?
Paint thinner, specifically the mineral-based substitute for turpentine, is a highly volatile and hazardous substance that must be used with care.
In order for paint thinner to be used safely, it should always be used in a well-ventilated area away from any source of open flame.
If you are using paint thinner in a part of the house where carpet or furniture could be damaged from contact, be sure to cover all work areas with a thick mill plastic tarp.
www.wisegeek.com /what-precautions-should-i-take-when-using-paint-thinner.htm   (426 words)

Paints have a drying time, which is the time it takes for the paint to dry (duh).
But to bind paint to the surface you need the binding agent, which is usually the gooey liquid on newly bought paints.
Jar 1 is the dirtiest thinner, you swirl and twist your brush in it to rinse off most of the paint.
codyscoop.com /ht-paint.html   (1248 words)

Paint and paint solvent should NEVER be disposed down the drain, on the ground or into a water source.
Paints manufactured before 1979 may also contain lead and those manufactured before 1991 may contain mercury, both of which are highly toxic.
Latex paint may also be dried by pouring a little at a time into a cardboard box filled with layers of newspaper, sawdust or cat litter.
www.erie-county-ohio.net /does/recycling/paint.htm   (696 words)

 Aguarras Paint Thinner Recall by Mardo International   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The product's packaging is not child-resistant; not labeled with the necessary warnings, cautions for use and instructions for appropriate first aid in case of ingestion; and resembles a liquor flask.
Paint thinner presents a serious poisoning hazard, possibly causing chemical pneumonia, pulmonary damage and death.
The paint thinner packaging violation was discovered by the Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Protection as part of an ongoing joint enforcement program with CPSC.
www.cpsc.gov /cpscpub/prerel/prhtml97/97164.html   (271 words)

 That Paintguy Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Paints Solvents that are used to clean brushes (like mineral spirits and turpentine) can be reused.
The best was to dispose of unwanted paint is to donate it to someone who will use it.
Whether letting paint dry or storing and reusing spirits please keep them out of reach of children and pets.
thatpaintguy.tv /docs/pthinner.htm   (236 words)

Paint is then carried by water seeping through the garbage and may eventually contaminate ground water or surface water.
Since sewage treatment and septic systems are not designed to treat or remove chemicals found in paint, when paint is poured down the drain, many of the chemicals in paint may contaminate lakes, streams, or ground water.
Oil-based paint and thinner contain flammable and toxic solvents that are dangerous during use and disposal.
www.worldwise.com /recyclingpaint.html   (1299 words)

 Online Forty-Niner Special Report: Paint thinner dumped down drain
Paint thinner disposed of improperly, usually by being washed down sinks, contaminates the water-purification system into which it flows and can seep into the soil through pipe leaks, campus and city officials acknowledge.
Students are instructed to properly dispose of their paint thinner in buckets, and art department chair Jay Kvapil believes they do just that.
Paint thinner inhibits bacteria from breaking down the sewage of the waste water, so water contaminated by thinner must be specially treated, Evans said, adding to taxpayers' expense.
www.csulb.edu /~d49er/special_report/paint.html   (553 words)

 ICS on Thinner
Paint chemists are also concerned about solvent costs and will often use more than one "solvent" in an attempt to balance expensive solvents with less expensive diluents.
It may be used as a lacquer thinner, in small amounts, or as a clean-up solvent for paint removers used in wood refinishing.
Paints around the turn of the century were made with white lead pigment, linseed oil, Japan drier and turpentine.
www.allprocorp.com /ics/documents/SolventsThinnersDiluents.htm   (1097 words)

 Glossary of Terms
Such paints are designed to provide adequate adhesion to new surfaces or are formulated to meet the special requirements of the surfaces.
Paints containing silicone are very slick and resist dirt, graffiti and bacterial growth, and are stable in high heat.
In paints, VOC generally refers to the solvent portion of the paint which, when it evaporates, results in the formation of paint film on the substrate to which it was applied.
www.paint.org /ind_info/terms.cfm   (2245 words)

 NYCWasteLe$$ government: Paint
Latex paint also cleans up with just soap and water — no toxic and flammable paint thinners to worry about.
Recycled paint is made with paint collected from residents and is completely re-manufactured to assure consistent performance.
ALSO SEE paint in the reducing toxics section for more information on the toxic constituents, potential health effects, and less-toxic alternatives for paint, paint thinner, and paint stripper.
www.nyc.gov /html/nycwasteless/html/at_agencies/tips_agencies_paint.shtml   (343 words)

 Crown Odorless Paint Thinner - BLICK art materials
Artist's quality Crown Odorless Paint Thinner may be used in place of turpentine for reducing paint and for cleaning brushes, palettes, and spray equipment.
Warning — Although Crown Odorless Paint Thinner is less toxic and flammable than gum turpentine, it should be used with caution.
Crown Odorless Paint Thinner is not suitable for use by young children.
www.dickblick.com /zz010/12   (151 words)

 Paint thinner-cigarette error causes fire - Boston.com
A man taking a break from painting burned down his house after trying to snuff out a cigarette in a bowl of paint thinner.
DENVER, N.C. A man taking a break from painting burned down his house after trying to snuff out a cigarette in a bowl of paint thinner.
"I forgot paint thinner was in the bowl," Spencer said.
www.boston.com /news/odd/articles/2006/05/15/paint_thinner_cigarette_error_causes_fire   (133 words)

One of the downsides to craft paints are that you must squeeze the paint into a painter's pallet or something similar, or take the top off and reach down into the bottle with your brush.
Which is great for mixing paints to a certain ratio, but like craft paints you'll have to drip the paint into a paint pallet.
The paints also come in glazes and transparencies, which are similar to GW Inks and make for good washes.
www.angelfire.com /empire/paintingdude/paint.html   (990 words)

 Paint Resource Library: Ingredients of Paint (The Paint Quality Institute)
For most oil-based and alkyd paints, the liquid component is paint thinner, which is a combustible solvent made primarily of mineral spirits, a petroleum distillate of aliphatic hydrocarbons.
For clear and pigmented lacquers, the liquid is usually lacquer thinner or another solvent that is "stronger" and more flammable than paint thinner.
For this reason, it is recommended that paints not be thinned unless necessary (such as for application by spraying), since thinning reduces the solids content of the paint per unit of volume.
www.paintquality.com /library/ingredients_3.htm   (318 words)

 Paintsource.net - The Painting Information Network
Interior oil based paints continually yellow and harden as they age, leading to perpetual maintenance as the finish begins to chip and crack in corners.
The oils in alkyd oil-based primers and paints are natural organic materials which serve as mildew food and actually promote mildew growth.
In general, alkyd oil-based paints have poor color and gloss retention, and often exhibit poor chalk resistance, when compared to top-quality 100% acrylic paints.
www.paintsource.net /pages/solutions/oil_or_acrylic.htm   (568 words)

 Dynamic Paint - Clean Up   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Use separate brushes and rollers for oil-based and water-based paints and finishes because any residue of either paint left on the bristles or roller acts like glue when it comes into contact with the other.
Continue rinsing with the appropriate thinner or solvent until the brush is clean.
After using water-based paint, spin your brush then rinse with Dynamic Paint Thinner (Mineral Spirits) then wash with warm water and a detergent containing petroleum distillates, which break down paint better than plain hand soap or dish soap.
www.getpainting.com /english/clean_up.htm   (334 words)

 Comments on How to Clean Paintbrushes - Oil-Based Paint - eHow.com
Paint thinner should be taken to your local hazardous materials drop-off station.
Put the leftover paint thinner in a coffee can, place the lid on top of the can and store the paint thinner until you can be dispose of it properly.
If the paint thinner is stored in a covered can, the clarified liquid can be poured into another container and recycled for cleaning additional brushes.
www.ehow.com /tips_3755.html   (460 words)

 Paint   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Next time you're planning a paint or refinishing project, come to the paint shed first to see what is available at no cost before you head to the store.
Paint and related products collected from residents in the paint recycling program are available to residents, businesses, and contractors for reuse.
Substantial quantities of leftover oil- and alkyd-based paint, stain, and polyurethane should be brought to the paint shed for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal.
www.concordnet.org /dpw/recycle/html/paint.html   (731 words)

 Getting Started (Part Two)
Mixing mediums are commonly added to the paint during the mixing process.
I have found that the best medium for overall painting fluidity is a mixture of one-part paint thinner to one-part stand oil.
Paint thinner or solvents certainly are not the most earth-friendly and safe chemicals to work with, but they are essential when working with oil paints because oil is not soluble in water.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/oil_painting/52341/2   (460 words)

 Remodeling : Walls : Painting Lessons : Home & Garden Television
For oil-based paint, use a china bristle brush that is cleaned with paint thinner.
Paint bucket--pour about an inch of paint in one to move around easily.
Don't paint a large stripe to avoid that line showing through later (about two inches is enough).
www.hgtv.com /hgtv/rm_paint_walls/article/0,,HGTV_3770_1375549,00.html   (633 words)

 Recondition Used Paint Thinner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Instead of throwing away used paint thinner, recondition it for reuse.This management option may cause harm to human health and the environment if the described procedures are not followed carefully.
Recondition paint thinner in a well-ventilated area, which is inaccessible to children and animals.
Do not solidify paint thinner sludge in the house, garage or where there is source of heat, spark, flame or ignition.
www.gocolumbiamo.com /PublicWorks/Solidwaste/hhw-recondition.php   (471 words)

 Pollution Solutions: Auto Body
Through careful paint management and the use of computerized equipment capable of mixing paint in one-ounce increments, one autobody repair shop was able to reduce its waste paint by nearly 100%.
Using paints that do not contain these heavy metals may allow some wastes, such as paint booth filters, to be disposed of as non-hazardous waste.
The dry waste, composed of paint and any beads broken down due to wear, are removed for proper disposal, usually as non-hazardous waste at a much lower cost.
extension.missouri.edu /polsol/autobdy.htm   (2058 words)

 SPI SuppliesĀ® Brand Silver Paint - Dotite Silver Paint - Thinners - SPI Supplies
Use SPI Silver Paint for affixing samples to specimen mounts, or for attaching specimens in the microprobe and tilting stages of transmission electron microscopes (TEMs).
If the SPI Silver Paint paint dries out, unlike some other silver paints, it can be re-suspended with the addition of SPI #05004 Silver Paint Thinner followed by an ultrasonic bath treatment.
If the Dotite Silver Paint dries out, unlike some other silver paints, it can be re-suspended with the addition of SPI #05004 Silver Paint Thinner followed by an ultrasonic bath treatment.
www.2spi.com /catalog/spec_prep/silver-paint.shtml   (657 words)

 Painting Interiors
Remember, color may appear differently depending on how large the painted area is, whether a glossy or flat finish is used, what other colors are nearby and the type of lighting used in the room.
Any type of enamel or paint may be used over the primer as a topcoat — depending on the use of the area to be painted.
A power paint roller that thumps paint out of the can and through the paint roller is also available and is useful for large jobs.
www.paint.org /con_info/interiors.cfm   (1407 words)

 White Wall Tire Paint for Mercedes-Benz Pontons
The paint was developed and produced in Iceland by myself with the help of a chemical engineer friend.Ā  There is a liquid in the paint which makes it softer and easier to paint which is partly made of thinner.
If you apply a small amount of the paint on a plastic film and peel it off after it is dry, you can stretch it like a balloon.
Use paint thinner (or silicon cleaner) to prepare the tire surface you are going to paint.
www.mbzponton.org /valueadded/other/tirepaint.htm   (725 words)

Spectraflame paint is nothing more than transparent/translucent paint that allows the shine of the metal to show through creating a reflective look.
This paint should be thinned with lacquer thinner, but this paint is VERY temperature and humidity sensitive.
I do not like this paint, it is very thin, runs easily, and has too much of a satin look to it, not really a true flat fl.
pages.prodigy.net /mar-ste/restoration6.html   (1064 words)

 Real Milk Paint ® - Natural Paint Finish - Organic Paint - Milkpaint
Real Milk Paint ® is a natural paint and is not a repackaged paint from another company, or simulated milk paint.
Other milk paints have a short pot life and congeal (jell) to a blob allowing only one day to use the mixed paint or be forced to discard the remainder.
Milk paint was originally made from all organic raw materials, curdled milk, lime, and pigment.
www.realmilkpaint.com   (663 words)

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