paint thinner


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to paint thinner: Mineral spirits, Paint remover

thinner, dilutent, solvent

A volatile liquid used to dilute and lower the viscosity of paints, adhesives, etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Ingham said most people don't realize how vulnerable a sewage plant is to "just a gallon or two of paint thinner."
Of note, California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)--the only California air district with its own Paint Thinner and Multipurpose Solvent Limit rule that deviates from the CARB proposal--has recommended that CARB complete an "LVP Study" to determine the impact of certain low vapor pressure solvents (LVPs) on ozone formation.
Gamsol, the company's paint thinner, uses mineral spirits that evaporate much more slowly than turpentine, which has a reputation for irritating breathing passages and inducing nausea.
As I got closer to the scene, chemical vapors from the paint thinner started stinging my eyes, and the two seamen complained that their skin was burning.
Before disposing of any paint, paint thinner or cleanup materials, talk with your unit's HAZMAT officer or NCO or the environmental office supporting your unit or installation.
He spread paint thinner along the walls and set the basement on fire.
The survey also found that the use of inhalants (household products, such as markers and paint thinner, whose fumes users inhale to achieve a high) has climbed among 8th-graders for the second year in a row.
Richey was arrested and convicted of using petrol and paint thinner to start the fire.
They should also avoid direct contact with paint, paint thinner, turpentine, and similar irritating chemicals.
They said he was temporarily insane at the time of the crime and unable to control his feelings because he was high on paint thinner.
Most of them are common household products, like spray paints, air fresheners, paint thinner, correction fluid, and lighter fluid.