- Sep 8, 2022
If I use oil paints for a wood effect do I use thinner or mineral spirits?
Look for the odorless version. Mineral spirits (aka white spirit or mineral turpentine) have a characteristic unpleasant kerosene-like odor. Odorless mineral spirits have been further refined to remove the more toxic aromatic compounds, and is recommended for applications such as oil painting, where humans have close contact with the solvent. Artist supply stores usually carry a version called Turpenoid, but you can get the generic at hardware & home improvement stores for cheaper.