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    Question asked 2018-04-14 06:56:30 ... Most recent comment 2018-04-16 16:40:35
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    ​Can you please explain precisely what "Turpenoid" is, and how it should and shouldn't be used in painting?  


    Thanks,


    Koo

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    The original Turpenoid (in the blue can) is a refined Stoddard solvent/low-odor mineral spirits. it should be used in a well ventilated area, away from sources of combustion. It can be used for thinning oil paints and some varnishes (not for Damar, Mastic or other resins normally prepared in turpentine). Turpenoid can also be used as a brush rinse. Like other OMS products, Turpenoid doesn't support drying as well as fresh, pure gum spirits of turpentine.

    "Turpenoid Natural" is a citrus-derived product that can be used to rinse brushes, but should not be used to thin oils. (The manufacturer recommends no greater than 25% Turpenoid Natural by volume in the paint mixture, but in my opinion, it really doesn't impart any beneficial properties, and can interfere with drying.)

    Matthew Kinsey, Utrecht Art Supplies
    2018-04-14 19:01:03
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    ​Thanks, Matthew - you answered all my questions.


    Koo

    2018-04-15 12:34:04
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    ​Thanks for all of your work on MITRA Matthew.

    Brian Baade
    2018-04-16 13:52:46
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    Glad to be here, Brian!​

    Matthew Kinsey, Utrecht Art Supplies
    2018-04-16 16:40:35
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