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Thinning down varnish

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
What is the best to use for thinning down varnish, white spirits, real turps or meths? I have all three. I did this years ago, but cannot remember which one to use. I want to make a thin solution for a final coat.
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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These days it's probably water :lol: Wouldn't use meths as it evaporates too quickly so could ruin the finish.
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Shengis;2181801
These days it's probably water :lol: Wouldn't use meths as it evaporates too quickly so could ruin the finish.

I am using an oil based varnish.
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Well you should be ok with turps or WS then. I use WS for everything paintwise but reserve meths for degreasing brakes etc.
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Shengis;2181830
Well you should be ok with turps or WS then. I use WS for everything paintwise but reserve meths for degreasing brakes etc.

Thanks. I'll probably try the turps since oil painters seems to use it for thinning their paints.
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Turps for me :thumbsup:

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