Definition of mineral spirits in English:

mineral spirits

Pronunciation /ˈmin(ə)rəl ˈspirits/ /ˈmɪn(ə)rəl ˈspɪrɪts/

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North American
  • A volatile, colorless liquid distilled from petroleum, used as a paint thinner and solvent.

    British term white spirit

    ‘mineral spirits is a mixture of light hydrocarbons’
    • ‘Water-repellent preservatives are mixtures of a solvent such as mineral spirits or other paint thinners, wax, a resin or drying oil and a wood preservative.’
    • ‘Do not clean your hands or other skin areas with gasoline, kerosene, mineral spirits, or turpentine.’
    • ‘Most of the wax can be stripped with rags kept moistened with mineral spirits or other paint thinners.’
    • ‘Wipe all surfaces with a clean rag saturated with mineral spirits (paint thinner) to remove any surface contamination.’
    • ‘If this happens, use mineral spirits (paint thinner) to dissolve the residue.’
    • ‘Clean the surface well with mineral spirits or water as recommended by the manufacturer.’
    • ‘When you come back to your project, just stir the water or mineral spirits into the paint.’
    • ‘To change the consistency of paint, try odorless mineral spirits, perhaps mixed with a dab of linseed oil.’
    • ‘Rags containing smelly solvents like mineral spirits or WD - 40 should be rinsed out with soap and water and let air dry before joining the rest of the laundry.’
    • ‘Remove it with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits or synthetic turpentine.’
    • ‘Occasionally, a bath of thinner or mineral spirits, followed by a warm soapy water wash and clean water rinse may be necessary after normal cleaning procedures.’
    • ‘Smudges from the compound can be removed later with a cloth dipped in mineral spirits or turpentine.’
    • ‘They will look different from the rest of the wood when wiped with mineral spirits; lighter spots that show the mineral spirits did not penetrate evenly.’
    • ‘Thoroughly clean the surface of the piece with a commercial wood cleaner, mineral spirits, or wax remover, to determine whether the present finish is salvageable.’
    • ‘Scrubbing with the coarse cloth and mineral spirits may take the sheen off the door.’
    • ‘All of the materials, including the mineral spirits and non-slip additives, are available at local paint stores or home centers.’
    • ‘Plus, there are no irretrievable brushstrokes, and better yet no headaches from chalk dust or mineral spirits.’
    • ‘Paste wax helps to cover small cracks and checks in old finishes, and can easily be removed with mineral spirits when desired.’
    • ‘To find out what wood look like without stain but just with a clear finish, wet a section of it with mineral spirits.’
    • ‘You'll have to wait longer for it to dry, and you'll have to use mineral spirits for cleanup, but it's worth it.’