Solvents

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Crown® Acetone

Crown® Acetone is a very strong, fast evaporating solvent used professionally for thinning and cleaning fiberglass resins, epoxies, vinyls, lacquers, and adhesives. An excellent heavy duty degreasing agent.



Crown® Boiled Linseed Oil

Crown® Boiled Linseed Oil is a traditional wood finish and preservative, processed to dry faster than raw linseed oil. Can be mixed with alkyd paints and other coatings or used by itself to aid water repellency and to resist weather and retard cracking, checking and shrinking. Also used to protect sporting goods and unpainted wood furniture as well as protect metal tools against rust. Refinishes furniture and restores and beautifies wood paneling. Dries in 12 to 18 hours.

FAQ

How much area does a gallon of Crown® Boiled Linseed Oil cover?

The coverage depends on the absorbency of the surface material. On standard wood surfaces, this oil covers approximately 400 square feet (~ 7'x7'x7'). Rough, old, absorbent wood may require as much as twice the amount of oil with one gallon only covering approximately 200 square feet.



Crown® Denatured Alcohol
Crown® Denatured Alcohol is an excellent glass cleaner when diluted as directed. For cleaning glass, dilute 3 ounces of Crown Denatured Alcohol to one gallon of water.

 


Crown® Epoxy Thinner
Crown® Epoxy Thinner is intended only for use as a thinner in accordance with directions given by the manufacturer of the epoxy coating. Failure to observe the manufacturers directions may affect the effectiveness of the epoxy coating. Also use for clean-up of equipment used in application of epoxy coatings.

 


Crown® Isopropyl Alcohol 99%

Crown® Isopropyl alcohol is a fast-evaporating solvent and cleaning agent, intended for industrial or professional use only. It can be used as a solvent for gums, shellac, and essential oils.



Crown® Japan Drier

Crown® Japan Drier is a special blend of lead-free drying agents that accelerates the drying ability of oil-based paint and varnish. This product speeds the drying time between coasts of finish, even in damp or cool weather. Use this product with oil-based paints, oil-based enamels and varnishes.

Directions: Use 2 to 4 ounces per gallon of paint, enamel or varnish.  Do not use product with latex paint, water-based finishes, lacquer polyurethane and other synthetic finishes. 

 


Crown® Lacquer Retarder

Crown® Lacquer Retarder should be added to nitrocellulose lacquers during periods of high humidity to prevent blushing. Add small amounts and blend thoroughly until desired results are achieved. Not to be used as a lacquer thinner.



Crown® Lacquer Thinner
Crown® Lacquer Thinner is a general purpose, medium-dry grade lacquer thinner for use in thinning clear and pigmented nitrocellulose lacquers. Excellent for cleaning brushes, rollers and spray equipment. Good also as a parts cleaner and degreaser. Do not use to thin automotive lacquers.



Crown® LT-25

Crown® LT-25 is a fast evaporating thinner for use with lacquer or acrylic primer surfaces. Excellent for cleaning paint tools and equipment.



Crown® Premium Lacquer Thinner

Crown® Premium Lacquer Thinner is a medium-slow evaporating thinner for use with lacquers and most epoxy coatings. It can be used to thin automotive lacquers, including acrylic undercoats and acrylic lacquer topcoats. This product has a slower evaporation rate than traditional lacquer thinner, providing better gloss results during conditions of high heat or humidity. It also effectively cleans brushes, rollers, and spray equipment after use.



Crown® Low Odor Mineral Spirits

Crown® Low Odor Mineral Spirits is a superior thinner for use in reducing most brush applied alkyd and oil paints, varnishes, and enamels. Use wherever a paint thinner or mineral spirits is recommended by a paint manufacturer. May also be used in place of Turpentine. Improves brushing qualities. Cleans brushes, rollers and spray equipment. Removes dirt and grease from surfaces before painting.



Crown® Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Crown® Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is a strong solvent similar to Acetone but with a slower evaporation rate. It is a professional-industrial level product for use by trained personnel. Used for thinning and cleaning fiberglass resins, epoxies, vinyls, lacquers, and adhesives. Superior to Acetone for cleaning and degreasing applications.

Watch Dr. Mark describe the many uses of Crown MEK!  Click to view video.



Crown® Odorless Paint Thinner

Crown® Odorless Paint Thinner is an excellent artist quality thinner. The odorless substitute for Turpentine. For use in reducing artist oil colors and most brush-applied alkyd and oil-type paints, varnishes, and enamels. Improves brushing qualities. Cleans palettes, brushes, rollers, and spray equipment. Removes dirt and grease from surface before painting.



Crown® Paint Thinner
Crown® Paint Thinner is the most widely used paint solvent for thinning of oil-based paints, varnishes, and enamels. Also effective as a clean-up solvent for brushes, rollers spray equipment, and roller trays. Use to remove dirt and grease from surfaces before painting. Will improve brushing qualities.



Crown® Raw Linseed Oil

Crown® Raw Linseed Oil is 100% pure oil. The slow drying natural oil of many uses. Can be mixed with alkyd paints and other coatings or used by itself to aid water repellency and to resist weather and retard cracking, checking and shrinking. Also used to protect sporting good and unpainted wood furniture as well as to protect metal tools against rust. Refinishes furniture and restores and beautifies wood paneling. Dries in 2 to 4 days.



Crown® Toluol
Crown® Toluol (also known as Toluene) is a fast drying solvent used for thinning paints, enamels, varnishes, and alkyd resins. Often specified as a thinner for specialty paints and coatings. Good general purpose cleaner and degreaser.



Crown® Turpentine
Crown® Turpentine is a traditional quality thinner for most brush-applied alkyd and oil-type paints, varnishes, and enamels. Improves brushing qualities. Also used to clean brushes, rollers, spray equipment, and roller trays. May also be used to remove dirt, wax, and grease from surface before painting. Excellent for use with artist oil paints. Do not use on asphalt tile.

 FAQ

What is the color of gum turpentine?

The color of the gum turpentine is listed as colorless on the Safety Data Sheets in section 9.


Crown® V.M. & P. Naphtha
Crown® V.M. & P. Naphtha is an excellent thinner for oil based paints, varnishes, and enamels. Has a higher strength and faster evaporation rate than paint thinner (100% mineral spirits). Always follow manufacturer's directions for use. It is designed for industrial or professional use.



Crown® Xylol

Crown® Xylol (also known as Xylene) is used for thinning paints, enamels, varnishes and alkyd resins. Often specified as a thinner for specialty paints and coatings. Similar to Toluene, but the evaporation rate is about five times slower. Better suited than Toluol for certain cleaning and degreasing applications.