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Paint thinner is a generic term used for a variety of organic paint solvents. The two most common commercially sold paint thinners are mineral spirits and oil of turpentine. Mineral spirits are a petroleum distillate com... More »

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Most paint thinners contain aliphatic hydrocarbons, dimethyl ketone, turpentine, methyl ethyl ketone, glycol ethers, xylene and ethylbenzene. However, different kinds of paint thinners have different chemical composition... More »

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Mineral spirits and paint thinner are essentially the same product, except mineral spirits is more refined and costs more than paint thinner. According to The Family Handyman, both chemicals are petroleum substances, but... More »

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Paint over elastomeric paint by cleaning the wall to be painted, filling in any cracks and painting with 100% acrylic latex house paint. To carry out this task you will need a 3:1 water:bleach solution, acrylic caulk and... More »

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Volatile organic compounds are solvents that are released from paint as it reacts with the air. These compounds can cause headaches and dizziness, as well as respiratory problems. Long-term exposure to VOCs may increase ... More »

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Paint cabinets by removing all the hardware and doors, preparing the surface, applying primer, and painting the cabinets. The length of the process varies on the size of the project and needs to allow for drying time. Yo... More »

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