• Description

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.


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Artists' Picture Cleaner

2 reviews

A natural resin/oil emulsion containing ammonia designed for cleaning varnished paintings.

from £5.87

Artists' White Spirit

1 review

Used to dilute oil colours and for cleaning brushes.

from £4.41

Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner

5 reviews

Water-miscible solvent removes dried oil, alkyd & acrylic colour from brushes.

from £2.94

English Distilled Turpentine

6 reviews

Used to dilute oil colours and cleaning brushes. Has good wetting properties.

from £4.41


16 reviews

Low odour diluent. Slow to evaporate and useful in controlling oils.

from £4.41

Loxley Low Odour White Spirit

5 reviews

For thinning oil colours & cleaning brushes.


Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner

46 reviews

The green alternative to white spirit and turps, Zest-It is a natural solvent made from pure ingredients.

from £5.50