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Paint thinner, the great scratch detector

Paint thinner, the great scratch detector

Spot problems early

As you prepare to finish, you'll find that paint thinner is one of your best friends. What you see with a wet coat of paint thinner is what you will see with a finish, as shown in the photo. Blotches, scratches, glue spots, and other flaws will leap out at you, just begging to be fixed.

Paint thinner evaporates fairly quickly and leaves no contaminant on the wood. You can use any kind of finish without problems, after the thinner dries. The next page tells you how to handle three typical defects.

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Comments (2)
clark.m.j wrote:

In the article, when you use the term 'paint thinner', are you really referring to mineral spirits? I have found that mineral spirits (generally paraffinic/napthenic and non-aromatic) evaporates quicker and cleaner than does paint thinner (containing aromatics), which leaves an oily surface for quite some time.

6/22/2013 09:46:29 AM Report Abuse
fella1740720 wrote:

This also works with mineral spirits..

8/2/2012 09:48:48 AM Report Abuse

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