All lacquer thinners are not alike. Some contain such a high percentage of acetone that working with them requires extreme caution because of the flammability and fumes. Recochem’s Lacquer Thinner is still flammable but the active ingredient is toluene, which is slightly less flammable, making our product better suited for consumer use.
Recochem’s Lacquer Thinner is used primarily for thinning lacquer based paints. The thinner should be added to the lacquer gradually so that a minimum amount of thinner, or enough to make the paint flow freely, should be added. Too much thinner will result in running and dripping of the lacquer and this will prevent a smooth, high gloss finish.
Lacquer Thinner is ideal for cleaning spray guns and spraying equipment used for lacquer paints. Both auto body paint shops and do-it-yourself enthusiasts who spray their cars or wicker furniture use Lacquer Thinner to flush out equipment after each use and to clean brushes and rollers.
NOTE: Due to rapid vapour spread from this product, we caution consumers to use adequate ventilation and eliminate all sources of sparks or flames from the work area.