Z Spar / Pettit 120 Medium Brushing Thinner T-10 is designed for spraying in hot weather and brushing in most conditions. This is a general purpose thinner used in most paint products for ease of application when brushing.
If you work in an area with VOC restrictions, use Pettit 120-VOC Thinner (sold separately).
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APPLICATION INFORMATION Pettit 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner is a general purpose thinner for thinning brushing enamels for easier application. Many
paints when stored for some time before use will increase in viscosity and should be thinned with a good thinner for normal
brush application. The 120 Brushing Thinner evaporates at a moderate rate and is completely out of the paint film in several
hours. Surfaces can also be washed with this thinner prior to preparation or painting to remove any contamination or sanding
Add up to 10% of the thinner to any of Pettit's Enamels, Easypoxy, standard undercoaters and primers,
and varnishes. Mix in thoroughly.
Pettit manufactures a wide array of thinners to compliment our various coating products. The Thinners are matched
to the product, method of application and atmospheric conditions present at the time of application. When application temperatures
are high (80Deg F and above) slow thinners are recommended to improve brushability and flow of the product.
Generally, faster evaporating thinners are utilized for spray work to maximize atomization while mini mizing the chances for
runs and sags. Faster evaporting thinners are also useful for brush and roller work at lower temperatures (60Deg F and below)
since there is less chance of these thinners becoming trapped under the drying paint film causing blistering at a later date.
Never overthin a varnish, enamel, undercoat, primer or other paint product. Doing so could lead to reduced gloss upon drying
or a reduction in the performance of a product. Always follow the thinning instructions given on the label or technical data
sheet for the specific product being applied.
can this product be used as a thinner for "GELCOATS" OR SHOULS I STICK TO M.E.K. Ihave a small repair area on my (RV) I will be using a ULTRA BRUSHABLE GELCOAT" PRODUCT; THANKS PATTIMAN
No. If you need to thin Gelcoat only use Styrene. (not MEK, that is the catalyst.
No, you only want to thin Gelcoats with Styrene.
Am doing a very small project with a quart of Easypoxy. Hate to buy a gallon of solvent. Is any other commercial solvent compatble with T-10?
Sorry I can not answer the question.
I am not sure whether or not there are alternatives however it has been my experience that you should use primers, paints and thinners that are of the same "system" to assure compatability. in other words, if you are using Petit paints or varnishes, you should use the petit thinner designed for that paint or varnish system. If you use Awlgrip, or Imeron, etc, the you should use the thinner designed for the appropriate Awlgrip or imeron paint system. Funny things sometimes happen with chemistry when different additives are tintroduced.I believe T-10 comes in quart cans so so you would not need to buy a gallon. (not sure if it comes in smaller quantities)
I had the same question and asked the painter at my marina. He told me it is not the same and would not work well. I don't know if he is correct, but he goes to classes put on by the paint companies and paints boats for a living...Sometimes cutting corners to save a few dollars, costs more in the long run....Hope this helps
I used this product to finish my cedar strip kayak. I was very satisfied with the results---just follow the instructions.
Bill,It comes in quarts. Just use the dropdown menu to select the quart size. --
Pettit 120 Medium Brushing Thinner T-10
Seems to work as it should for thinning paint but it is expensive. It works as advertised but so did other products like mineral spirits which is less expensive. I could not really tell the difference when using either one but the end result came out good.