Rublesol Lite is a slow evaporating odorless mineral spirits—an ideal solvent for use with oil and alkyd painting. Rublesol Lite evaporates completely and leaves no residue.
Artists use mineral spirits as an alternative to turpentine, because it is less flammable and less toxic. Because of interactions with pigments, painters require a higher grade of mineral spirits, including the absence of residual sulfur. Rublesol Lite has been further refined to remove the more toxic aromatic compounds and is recommended where painters must use an less odorous solvent.
Rublesol Lite is less toxic than other brands of odorless mineral spirits (OMS), mineral spirits and turpentine, because the aromatic components has been removed. 200 mg/m3 is the ACGIH Threshold Value or TLV (TWA) as total hydrocarbon vapor (8 hours). This means painters can work with Rublesol Lite three times longer than turpentine without adverse health effects. The higher the amount, the safer the solvent is to use.
Use to thin oil-based paints for better flow, penetration and leveling. Use to dilute wax and wax pastes. Use as a cleaner to remove wax and oil. Use to clean brushes and for general studio use.
Use Rublesol Lite to dissolve paint, varnish or mediums, then wash off the residue in warm soapy water, and finally rinse in clean water.
Rublesol Lite is an isoparaffinic solvent that has been synthesized from selected hydrocarbons under conditions that exclude virtually all odor-producing fractions. The product is consequently highly stable and retains its virtually odorless quality under normal conditions and extended storage.
Petroleum Distillates, Hydrotreated Light
Density @15.6° C:
Relative Evaporation Rate: (nBuAc=1) (ASTM D3539)
Evaporation Time: (nBuAc=470 sec) (ASTM D3539)
Kauri-Butanol Value (ASTM D1133):
VOC Content (ASTM D4052):
Hildebrand Solubility Parameter: (cal/cm³)^½
Hydrogen Bonding Index:
WARNING! Contains Petroleum Distillates. Flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Affects central nervous system. Causes irritation to skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Overexposure may result in nausea, headache, confusion or instability. Conforms to the health requirements of ASTM D 4236.
PRECAUTIONS: Avoid prolonged contact with skin and breathing vapors. Keep away from eyes. Keep away from heat or flame. Use with adequate ventilation. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
FIRST AID: If swallowed do not induce vomiting, get prompt medical attention. If eye irritation occurs, rinse with water 5–10 minutes. If symptoms occur, move to fresh air. If symptoms persist, see a physician. For further health information contact a local poison control center or call 1-800-445-7067.
GHS ClassificationFlammable Liquids (Category 4)Aspiration Hazard (Category 1)STOT-SE Narcotic Effects (Category 3)Hazard PictogramsGHS07:
Health HazardSignal Word: DangerHazard DesignationH227: Combustible liquidH304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airwaysH336: May cause drowsiness or dizzinessPrecautionary StatementsP210: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces.&mdsh;No Smoking.P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.P264: Wash hands thoroughly after handling.P271: Use only outdoors or in well-ventilated area.P273: Avoid release to the environment.P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.P301+P310+P331: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a doctor/physician. Do NOT induce vomiting.P304+P340+P312: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a comfortable position. Call a poison center or doctor/physician victim feels unwell.P332+P313: IF SKIN irritation occurs: Get medical attention/advice.P403+P235+P405: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Store locked up.P501: Dispose of contents/containers to approved disposal facility.
Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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