Langridge Solvent 75
The Lowest toxicity art solvent available!
Solvent 75 is a highly refined odourless mineral spirits that is not classified as dangerous goods and can be legally shipped by air, marine and road transport (with a flashpoint of 75 degrees Celsius from which the product gets its name).
You can use Solvent 75 as a diluent in small quantities with your oil colours. Care should be taken in diluting purely with solvent as its over-use, like all artist’s solvents, can easily underbind paint and lead to a dull, dry lifeless film with potential for dusting or flaking off.
Solvent 75 can be added to artists’ drying oils (such as linseed oil) and other oil mediums to add extra fluidity.
Solvent 75 can also used to clean dried paint films and to clean brushes and painting equipment.
Introduced to replace existing artists’ solvents for use as a diluent and solvent of oil colours, its benefits include:
- Dramatically reduces respiratory exposure to harmful solvents.
- Issues of skin irritation are markedly decreased or removed.
- This product is not classified as Dangerous Goods.
- Can be shipped by air, marine and road transport (no additional charges for shipping hazardous goods)
- Leaves no residue after evaporation.
- Flashpoint: 75 degrees C (167 degrees F)
- Permissible Exposure Level (PEL): 300 parts per million parts.
Solvent 75 has a low solvent action (KB value) making it a highly useful for gentle removal of surface dirt from paint films (Langridge does not recommend thorough cleaning, including varnish removal, of artworks except by a trained conservator.).
Because of its construction, Langridge Solvent 75 cannot be used for the home manufacture of artists’ varnishes (natural or synthetic). Damar resin cannot be dissolved in Langridge Solvent 75 or any petroleum distillate.