They have a number of uses that make them a must-have addition to your collection of DIY and crafting tools.
Real Milk Paint Odorless Mineral Spirit are great for:
- Thinning oil paint for use on small details, for blending purposes, or for projects when thicker paint might leave tell-tale brush strokes
- Cleaning or degreasing machinery or other metal parts
- Dissolving oils to create a fresh surface for painting, varnishing, or similar refinishing work
- Cost-effective thinner for Pure Tung Oil and Dark Tung Oil
To use your Odorless Mineral Spirits as an oil paint thinner, follow the ratio of thinner to paint recommended by the paint manufacturer. Mineral Spirits should be added slowly and mixed in thoroughly to prevent over-thinning. Please note: Odorless Mineral Spirits are not meant for use with water-based or latex paints nor should they be mixed with sealants such as lacquer or shellac.
To use your Odorless Mineral Spirits to prepare a piece of furniture or another project piece, first make sure the surface is free of dust or any other loose debris. Allow the surface to dry, then dip a clean rag in the low odor mineral spirits (you can pour some of the liquid into a separate container for more control) and rub a small amount on a hidden “test area.” This will allow you to double-check whether the item reacts to the spirits. Once you’re sure the coast is clear, clean the rest of the item using smooth, even strokes. Avoid excess rubbing or pressure, and switch out your rag if it begins to collect too much dirt and grime.
Odorless mineral spirits can also be used to thin Pure Tung Oil or Dark Tung Oil as a replacement for Citrus Solvent and Pine Solvent. All of the above solvents can be mixed interchangeably, however, Odorless Mineral Spirits will have the lowest cost. Keep in mind though, using them to thin the tung oils may make the mixture toxic and not food contact safe. We recommend the use of our Citrus Solvent, Half & Half, or Dark Half for any surfaces that will have food contact.