Solvents - Ken Bromley Art Supplies




    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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    Daler Rowney Turpentine

    Daler Rowney's Linseed Stand Oil reduces the consistency of oil colours and enhances flow.

    from £4.16

    Daler Rowney Low Odour Thinner

    Daler Rowney Low Odour Thinner is an alternative to Turpentine. 

    from £4.16

    Winsor & Newton Artists' Picture Cleaner

    3 reviews

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

    from £5.87

    Winsor & Newton Artists' White Spirit

    2 reviews

    Used to dilute oil colours and for cleaning brushes.

    from £4.41

    Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner

    6 reviews

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

    from £2.94

    Winsor & Newton English Distilled Turpentine

    7 reviews

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

    from £4.41

    Winsor & Newton Sansodor

    17 reviews

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

    from £4.41

    Michael Harding Portuguese Maritime Turpentine

    Michael Harding’s Portuguese Turpentine is made from the finest grade genuine Maritime Turpentine. 


    Loxley Low Odour White Spirit

    5 reviews

    For thinning oil colours & cleaning brushes.


    Sennelier Green for Oil Thinner

    1 review

    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.

    from £6.17

    Sennelier Green for Oil Brush Cleaner

    2 reviews

    Sennelier Green for Oil Brush Cleaner is a non-toxic fluid that can be used to clean and maintain your painting materials.

    from £6.17

    Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner

    49 reviews

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

    from £5.50