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Is denatured alcohol the same as white spirits?

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November 29, 2007 11:16PM

i do not believe so... although denatured alcohol is a powerful solvent, it evaporates rapidly and is derived from methanol (or alcohol). White Spirits are not derived from alcohol and will not evaporate as quickly. Although denatured alcohol may take a little dry oil paint off your skin, it will not be nearly as effective as White Spirits or Mineral Spirits (paint thinner.) Most Oil Based paint pigments have thinner added already to make the paint more viscus.