Flexner on Finishing: ‘Green’ Solvents

These environmentally friendly products are surprisingly effective.

By Bob Flexner
Pages: 60-62

From the February 2012 issue #195
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The three primary solvents we use in wood finishing are paint thinner (mineral spirits), lacquer thinner and denatured alcohol. Paint thinner thins and cleans up oils, oil stains and varnishes, including oil-based polyurethane. Lacquer thinner thins and cleans up lacquers and lacquer stains. Denatured alcohol dissolves, thins and cleans up shellac.

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From the February 2012 issue #195
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