Pure Turpentine is a natural product distilled from pine trees and is the top thinner and cleaner available for oil based paints, varnishes and oil finishes that are high in color quality, durability and easy maintenance.
There are less expensive alternatives, but turpentine achieves superior paint consistency as it blends beautifully with oil-based paints, varnishes and enamels to ensure smooth, even application.
Most paint thinners are petroleum distillates that evaporate quickly. This can cause filming of colour in fine art painting and uneven coverage if used as a thinner for house paint. Turpentine’s slow evaporation rate creates a gradual drying time and makes for an excellent thinner for special art finishes and artists’ oil paints.
As a brush cleaner, Turpentine is gentle on expensive natural bristles. It is also an essential ingredient in the mixture used to create an antique oiled finish on fine furniture.