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The commonly used thinner in oil paints, is

[A]. naptha
[B]. turpentine
[C]. both (a) and (b)
[D]. neither (a) nor (b)
[E]. none the these.

Answer: Option C


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Soumik said: (Aug 9, 2016)  
In oil paint, thinner is turpentine oil.

Pratysh said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
No both are thinner.

Manish said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
What is naptha?

Deepak said: (Oct 16, 2018)  
Naphtha is a petroleum solvent similar to mineral spirits but with a greater volatility; it is used chiefly as a paint thinner or a cleaning agent. Naphtha is a more powerful solvent than mineral spirits, so less is needed to thin the same amount of paint.

Deepak said: (Oct 16, 2018)  
Commercially, the term "paint thinner" is rather broad, and can cover many different solvents like mineral spirits, naptha, even turpentine.

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