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    Thinning down varnish

    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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    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 … 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.

    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 … 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.

    Turps for me :thumbsup:
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