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GROOVY said:
is naptha better than mineral spirits? and why ? I am going to be using shellac for the finish on by crib as soon as it gets less humid here..
Varnish Makers & Painters (VM&P) Naphtha is a purer byproduct of the refinery process for petroleum. It's much higher quality that mineral spirits.

It's a very volatile & flammable solvent that is used as a thinner. It helps the finish penetrate & evaporates fairly quickly, thereby speeding up drying times.
 

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