Odorless Mineral Spirits has the same basic properties as paint thinner. It is a petroleum distillate with an evaporation rate similar to turpentine (relatively slow), and is an excellent general purpose solvent. It is used for thinning oil based paints, cleaning brushes and tools, and degreasing metal parts.
Some manufacturers claim that certain odorless mineral spirits are safe because the aromatic hydrocarbons, which are responsible for much of the smell and toxicity of mineral spirits, have been removed. While less dangerous, odorless mineral spirits still contain small amounts of aliphatic hydrocarbons.
Drying time varies, depending on temperature, but mineral spirits typically evaporates in fifteen or twenty minutes. You ll see it when it does. Wood wetted with mineral spirits looks wet. When it looks dry again, you are good to go.
FLAMMABILITY: Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Mineral spirits Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). Other Classifications: WHMIS (Canada): CLASS B-3: Combustible liquid with a flash point between 37.8°C (100°F) and 93.3°C (200°F).
USE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.