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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

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 » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures
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Gum spirits of turpentine are mostly used as paint thinners and to make products such as menthol and camphor. Derivatives of turpentine have also been used to flavor food and drinks. More » Home & Garden Cleaning Cleaning Products

Make an oil paint suitable for painting wood by mixing linseed oil with a powdered pigment and a solvent, such as turpentine or a citrus thinner. Minerals, iron oxides or pigments extracted from plants and insects may gi... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Removing spray paint from wood can be a simple process involving sanding or a medium-sized project using chemicals depending on whether the entire wood will be painted to cover the affected area, or a little effort will ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

The chemical name for the formula CH3COCH3 is acetone, also known as propanone or dimethyl ketone. Acetone is a colorless flammable liquid that is miscible with water, ethanol and ether. More » Science Chemistry Chemical Equations