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    Default What is Wattyl Craftsman Traditional Reducer?

    Having tried thinning some Wattyl Craftsman Traditional Stain with turps and finding that the oils in the stain settled out forming a gloopy substance on the bottom of the container, and transferring said gloop to my wood, causing streaky marks, I decided to cough up an buy some Wattyl Craftsman Traditional Reducer.

    I opened the tin at home and had a careful whiff, and recognised the smell immediately but can't quite put a name to it. It's probably some thinner like T2 that is available for $15 for a 4 litre tin at an automotive paint shop, but for $16/250ml in Mitre10.

    Can anyone identify or know what it is?

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    A quick question to Dr Google shows that Wattyl Craftsman Stain is a nitro-cellulose based product

    http://www.wattylindustrial.com.au/d...nt%20Stain.pdf

    So you you would need a nitro-cellulose lacquer thinners. I have no idea what a "T2" thinners is, but certainly Mineral Turps is not going to be compatible with a nitro-cellulose based stain.

    Edit:

    The only reference Dr Google throws up to T2 Thinners is Wattyl T2 Thinners and Solver T2 Thinners, both are straight Toluene (Toluol) and would not be suitable a s a thinners for nitorcellulose, even though Toluene is normally part of lacquer thinners but in conjunction with ketones and esters.

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    Good tip - I found I can get a litre of a nitro-cellulose thinner for $13 here
    Septone All Purpose Thinners

    a quarter of the price! Now to find a supplier in Adelaide....

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    Genius!
    What a scam Wattyl selling it for $16.75 for 250ml. And me a dill for not researching this beforehand.

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