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Aden30mm

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Does anyone know what you can thin Treatex hard wax oil with? I have half a tin that's moved from a liquid to a sloppy paste.

I know you can buy a Treatex thinner but the cost is nearly as much as a new tin.

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Aden
 

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I would have thought white spirit- that is the thinner for other hard wax oils. Is there any instructions for brush cleaning?
 

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Is it? on OsmoPolyX. it actually warns not to thin. I'd be interested to know if anyone's tried (before I screw a job up :) )
 

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It is on the chestnut stuff. I haven't used osmo though. If it has gone gloopy and would otherwise be thrown out i would try it- obviously on some scrap first.
 

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I've got the Chestnut brand version and it says use white spirit or turps to thin it, either for the first coat or if it's gone thick in the container. I've used turps and it it seems OK.
 

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While we're on white spirit and turps - use white spirit - it carries a BS No. Turps sub. can be anything the manufacturer's bought a tanker of.
 

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I use genyouwin turpentine for thinning.

Turps sub smells as bad as white spirit.
 

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Thanks for the input, I slaked it with some white spirit. I see how I get on with it in a day or two.

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Aden
 
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