2nd October 2019

taittimber
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What do you use mineral turpentine for?

Mineral Turpentine and Methylated Spirits both have a wide variety of uses. Mineral Turpentine is used for cleaning brushes and as paint thinner for thinning oil based paints. It can also be used as an organic solvent in other applications.

Similarly, is it safe to drink turpentine?

No. You may have used turpentine to thin paints and clean brushes, which is its most typical use. Turpentine is an essential oil distilled from pine tree sap – so it does have “natural” origins. As you might expect from the poison label on a bottle of turpentine, consuming turpentine can cause hydrocarbon poisoning.

What is gum turpentine used for?

Gum Turpentine is obtained by the distillation of sap tapped from living pine trees. Turpentine has more solvency than mineral spirits or odorless mineral spirits. Its high solvent strength makes it the best choice for thinning oils and natural resins.
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