"Painting Contractor's" Do you re-use your Paint Thinner/Mineral Spirits?

May 05, 2011
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Do you re-use your Paint Thinner/Mineral Spirits <!-- / icon and title --><!-- message --> I try and re-use it and re-use it, then I strain the sludge. Repeat.
No paying to recycle, saves lot's of $$$ money and cut's down on my footprint on the environment.

Scrap thinner that's been sitting for about 30 day's.   This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 640x480 and weights 44KB.

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Clear thinner skimmed from the scrap bucket   This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 640x480 and weights 107KB.

Left over residuals, Strained and drying out.   This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 640x480 and weights 138KB.

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    artiospaintingabout 8 years ago

    I did in new york now I buy paint brushes so cheep i throw them away. I used 2 1/2 gal. paint thinner bucket pored off the top then when the sludge was half full I throw the bucket out started a new one buy the way your sharing good advise to save money. It dose get weaker the more you yous it. If you read the label on paint thinner and the label on charcoal flowid are they the same is paint thiner a cheeper charcole lighter.

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    kowalityabout 8 years ago

    Good info. Contractors and tradesmen need to recycle more than we do.You would cringe at how irresponsibly the movie industry treats this issue. Thank You Sir

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