Rublesol pure odorless mineral spirits (OMS) is an ideal solvent for use with oil and alkyd painting. Rublesol 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 odorless mineral spirits have been further refined to remove the more toxic aromatic compounds and is recommended where painters must use an less odorous solvent.
Applications: 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.
Directions: Use Rublesol to dissolve paint, varnish or mediums, then wash off the residue in warm soapy water, and finally rinse in clean water.
Rublesol is less toxic than other brands of OMS, mineral spirits and turpentine, because the aromatic components has been removed. The Permissible Exposure Level (PEL) is 300 parts per million. This means painters can work with Rublesol three times longer than turpentine (100 PEL) without adverse health effects. The higher the PEL, the safer the solvent is to use.
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.
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.