- Can you put mineral spirits in plastic?
- Can I use plastic container for paint thinner?
- Does paint thinner harm plastic?
- Will solvent eat plastic?
- Does thinner melt plastic?
- Does mineral spirits damage rubber?
- Does mineral spirits leave a residue?
- How do you clean up after using mineral spirits?
Mineral spirits (aka paint thinner) are no good for ABS plastic, HDPE, and EPDM. Linseed oil is no good for EPDM, rubber, and neoprene. Ethyl alcohol (the kind you can drink) will dissolve polyurethane but is pretty much OK for everything else.
Paint thinner can be stored in approved plastic one-gallon containers.
Paint thinner (mineral spirits) won’t harm most plastics, but it will attack soft plastics and slowly dissolve styrofoam. Acrylics will be crazed, soft plastics will dissolve, and styrofoam will be munched like popcorn by lacquer thinner.
Regular paint thinner is often sold in plastic jugs, so no, it won’t eat through plastic containers, at least the plastic the jugs are made of. Other thinners like acetone or lacquer thinner will eat through some plastics.
Mineral spirits (paint thinner) won’t hurt most plastics but will attack soft plastics and will slowly dissolve styrofoam. Lacquer thinner will craze acrylics, dissolve soft plastics, and munch styrofoam like cinema popcorn.
Mineral spirits is a petroleum distillate, and a rubber roof can react with swelling, deterioration and discoloring.
Mineral Spirits leave behind no residue. It is best as a cleaner on brushes, tools, and equipments while paints or other substances are still wet.
How to Use Mineral Spirits as a CleanerStep 1: Dampen a Rag With Mineral Spirits. Take an old rag and pour out enough mineral spirits to dampen the rag.Step 2: Place the Rag Over Sticky Spot. Step 3: Wipe Away the Sap, Grime, or Adhesive.Feb 1, 2021