paint thinner


: a liquid that is mixed with paint to make it easier to spread

Examples of paint thinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In places the smell of paint thinner and garbage hung heavy in the air. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 11 July 2023 Blot again with a white cloth. Apply paint thinner. Elizabeth Berry, Good Housekeeping, 28 Mar. 2023 The investigation concluded that the fire was caused by a person who applied an open flame to a triple-thick cardboard box, known as a tri-wall, in the lower V using a liquid accelerant, such as lighter fluid or paint thinner, Beals said. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2022 To get the watercolor look, mix glass paint with a few drops of paint thinner, and paint freehand designs on your vase with an acrylic brush. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Nov. 2022 The cats knocked over a can of my paint thinner, said Bianca. New York Times, 14 Oct. 2022 The prosecution’s theory is that Mays retrieved a flammable substance, such as paint thinner, after duty section muster that morning and carried it into the lower V in a metal bucket. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2022 Delta-8 is typically produced by dissolving CBD — a compound found in cannabis plants — in solvents, such as toluene that is often found in paint thinner. Eric Berger, USA TODAY, 22 Sep. 2022 In another building there were dozens of cans of paint thinner. Mike Nolan,, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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“Paint thinner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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