Solvents are used to dilute colours and to clean brushes and equipment. English Distilled Turpentine makes a viscous mixture which evaporates slowly. It is the most hazardous and strongest smelling solvent, and can deteriorate on storage. Artists’ White [or mineral] Spirit (not available in the USA) makes a watery mixture which evaporates quickly and is less hazardous. It does not deteriorate on storage. Sansodor™ makes a viscous mixture, which evaporates slowly, and is the least hazardous. It does not deteriorate on storage, has a minimal odour and can be travelled with safely.
Daler Rowney's Linseed Stand Oil reduces the consistency of oil colours and enhances flow.
Daler Rowney Low Odour Thinner is an alternative to Turpentine.
A natural resin/oil emulsion containing ammonia designed for cleaning varnished paintings.
Used to dilute oil colours and for cleaning brushes.
Water-miscible solvent removes dried oil, alkyd & acrylic colour from brushes.
Used to dilute oil colours and cleaning brushes. Has good wetting properties.
Low odour diluent. Slow to evaporate and useful in controlling oils.
Michael Harding’s Refined Gum Turpentine is made from the finest grade genuine Turpentine.
Sennelier Green for Oil thinner can be used in the same way as a traditional thinner; ixing this thinner in with your oil paint for a fluid consistency.
Sennelier Green for Oil Brush Cleaner is a non-toxic fluid that can be used to clean and maintain your painting materials.