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What is the difference between Acetone and Paint Thinner?

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J. Rogers

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J. Rogers, Rosshazlewood, MA, Birmingham

Answered Oct 15, 2020

Colorless and flammable liquid is frequently used as a solvent in many industries, as the solvent is used for synthetic fibers and plastics. It is employed in the preparation of metal before painting. It is also used for thinning polyester resin, dissolving super glue, eradicating nail varnishes, and removing resin flux to avoid the rusty bolt effect and the pharmaceutical industries whereby it may be used as an excipient in some medicines.

Paint thinner is a solvent used to clean up oil-based paints. They work by modifying the thickness of color depending on the paint used and the application method. They also control the drying time, which prevents visual and practical issues such as loss of gloss. Different solvents may be applied in paint thinners such as turpentine, acetone, mineral spirits, toluene, and butanol. It must be added that paint thinners are dangerous when inhaled.

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J. Rogers

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Answered Sep 30, 2020

There are different uses for acetones and paint thinners. For example, for acetones, you will be able to use this to make resin thinner. You will also have the ability to dissolve superglue with the use of the acetone. Have you ever wondered why nail polish can be removed by acetone?

There are different uses for acetones and paint thinners. For example, for acetones, you will be
This is because of the components that you can find in acetone in general. Paint thinners, on the other hand, are known to remove different types of paint. Paint thinner is also cheaper as compared to acetone but it will depend on the quality of the products that you will purchase.

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Answered Sep 23, 2020

Acetone is a colorless, flammable liquid commonly used as solvents in many industries, as it is a credible solvent for synthetic fibers and plastics. Due to its properties of heavy deviating, it is utilized in the preparation of metal before placing a coat of paint.

Acetone is a colorless, flammable liquid commonly used as solvents in many industries, as it is a
It is also employed for watering polyester resin, dissolving, superglue, removing all nail varnishes, removing resin flux to counteract the rusty bolt effect and the pharmaceutical industries whereby it may be utilized as an excipient in some medicines. Paint thinner is a solvent used to clean up oil-based paints. They work by adjusting the thickness of paint depending on the paint utilized and the application method. They also manage and control the drying time, thus thwarting aesthetic and underlying difficulties such as damage to the shine. Different solvents may be applied in paint thinners such as turpentine, acetone, mineral spirits, toluene, butanol, and xylene. They may be hazardous when inhaled.

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Answered Sep 18, 2020

A lot of people may be more familiar with acetone as something that people use whenever they would like to remove the nail polish from their nails. Acetone can be used for a lot of other things too. For instance, this is known to be effective for the preparation of different metals before you would start to paint them.

A lot of people may be more familiar with acetone as something that people use whenever they would
They are also very effective in dissolving superglue, which means that this is the main thing that you should look for when you are having superglue problems. Paint thinner, on the other hand, is meant to remove the paint that you will find on different objects. For example, you have a painting, and you made a mistake, a paint thinner applied lightly can make a huge difference.

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M. Kennedy

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Sep 16, 2020

Different types of substances are used in dissolving solid, liquid, and even gas is commonly referred to as solvents. The solvent is common in liquid form and can also come in the form of solid or gas. Solvents are often colorless and clear, may also have a smell, and also evaporate easily. Some of the common solvent used is acetone and paint thinners.

Different types of substances are used in dissolving solid, liquid, and even gas is commonly
Acetone is a colorless, volatile, and flammable liquid; it is often used as a solvent for synthetic fibers and plastics; it used for thinning polyester resin, removing nail varnishes, preparation of metal before painting. It is used in pharmaceutical industries as an excipient in some medicine. Paint thinner is a solvent used to clean oil-based paints. Paint thinners may be dangerous to be inhaled due to the ingredients it contains. Examples of paint thinner are turpentine, acetone, mineral spirits, and xylene, etc. Paint thinners are not used in a pharmaceutical company.

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K. Shadrach

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Answered Jun 25, 2020

A lot of people who like painting their nails will be very familiar with acetone. This is something that you can use when you want to remove your nail polish.

A lot of people who like painting their nails will be very familiar with acetone. This is something
This is also something that can be found in a paint thinner, which means that this is really something that you can use when you want to remove different types of paint. One thing that will set apart the acetone from the paint thinner is that it is not oily at all.

This can also dry very fast, which means that people who are using it would need to work fast to ensure that it will work. Paint thinners are more appropriate for oil-based paint that you may want to remove.

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Barry Mclean

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Answered Jun 10, 2019

Acetone is known to be a paint thinner for a lot of years but aside from paint, it is also known to thin out other substances. It can make people think what makes the paint thinner become priced so much higher than acetone. While they can both be used in order to thin out paint, there are certain differences with the type of paint that they can thin out.

Acetone is known to be a paint thinner for a lot of years but aside from paint, it is also known to
A paint thinner can be used for all types of paint while acetone can be effective for only a few. You cannot use the acetone in order to change the way that car paint looks like. Acetone can make the paint look rippled which is not the effect that car lovers want.

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Answered May 30, 2019

Acetone is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid and is the smallest ketone. It is commonly used for cleaning purposes in laboratories. Acetone is as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner. Acetone is a fast drying product, and it is not oily.

Acetone is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid and is the smallest ketone. It is commonly used
It’s an excellent degreaser and a thinner it is also a fast evaporating solvent. Just as the name implies, paint thinners are solvents used to thin pain, most notably oil based paint. They are not good enough as a thinner or as a solvent when it comes to latex paint, lacquer, shellac and such. Mineral spirit is mostly what is referred to as paint thinner.

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