Petroleum spirit

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a volatile liquid obtained in the distillation of crude petroleum at a temperature of 170° Fahr., or below. The term is rather loosely applied to a considerable range of products, including benzine and ligroin. The terms petroleum ether, and naphtha, are sometimes applied to the still more volatile products, including rhigolene, gasoline, cymogene, etc.

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The performance of the new reactive diluent was evaluated in a 250 g/L VOC alkyd wood stain that was formulated by replacing part of the mineral spirit solvent in a 550 g/L VOC alkyd wood stain with the reactive diluent.
If you would rather create your own finish, boiled linseed oil was used for years, along with a little turpentine or mineral spirit, and is still a recommended way to seal wood and stone.
Diesel fuel was used as the solvent carrier control for the creosote, and mineral spirit controls were used for the CuNap.
Qty-25 Kgs A And B With Colourless Low Odour Mineral Spirit To Dilute Epoxy Coating Material Qty- 5 Litres.
The agency reported that on July 23, 2008, Carver County inspectors found that Roberts Automatic Products was not evaluating its waste mineral spirit still bottoms within 60 days of generation, and that the company was disposing of approximately two gallons per week of the unevaluated waste mineral spirit still bottoms by mixing them with its used oil.
Following the pressure test, the specimens were subjected to a 20-second mineral spirit absorption test.
The most common water-repellent coating is a three- to five-percent silicone solution in a mineral spirit solvent base.
Then every 15 minutes or so he goes out with a rag dampened with acetone or mineral spirits and wipes the oil off.
Any residue can usually be removed by scrubbing with a stiff brush and mineral spirits, but do not use mineral spirits if the adjoining surfaces are painted or have a similar finish.