Thinners and solvents

Solvents and their uses

Solvents are substances that dissolve agents of a different kind. These chemical solutions are used, among other things, during the manufacture of paints or varnishes and make the final products convenient to use in practice. Without the addition of a solvent, the finished paint would be more reminiscent of a paste or thick rubber, therefore, for the convenience of use, the manufacturer adds a solvent to the solid substance already at the manufacturing stage. When the paint or varnish is applied to surfaces, solvent diffusion takes place, whereby the substance evaporates over time without losing the original texture or colour of the paint. Solvents react with certain elements and can degrade the structure of certain compounds, which is why they are also often used when cleaning a variety of surfaces.

Thinners - practice of use

Thinners are used to dilute a substance to make it less viscous. With their help, you can, for example, get the desired paint consistency for painting. For this reason, thinners are preparations intended by the manufacturer for use with specific types of binders. Failure to follow his recommendations may result in the substance in question reacting with various components of the base or additives in the product, resulting in the loss of key physical properties of the final substance. It is important to use liquids recommended by the manufacturer for specific types of binders, because only in this case the appropriate visual effect of the surface and the optimal rate of its drying are achieved.

Solvents and thinners - their specific properties

Due to their properties, solvents can be used for cleaning and degreasing surfaces. Such substances, capable of completely dissolving any film-forming agent, should have a number of properties such as: a high rate of physical bonding to the recommended substance, a sufficiently rapid evaporation process, no interaction with water, and an appropriate composition to prevent chemical reaction with a particular liquid. Thinners, on the other hand, affect the rheology of a given preparation, causing only a decrease in its viscosity. At the same time, substances of this kind play the role of plasticizers, increasing the plasticity of cured binders.

Michor Sp. J. K. Michalski, S. Stefaniak -
manufacturer of professional chemicals

For over two decades, our company has been producing chemicals for industry, and our own laboratory allows us to constantly improve and diversify our offer. We produce high-quality thinners for oil paints, acrylic paints, varnishes and alkyd and bitumen paints, as well as for polyvinyl and chlorinated rubber paints, which are strictly adapted to work with a given binder. We also have universal thinners, adapted to work with various binders, created on the basis of special organic compounds. Our offer also includes a selection of solvents for removing paints and varnishes from various types of surfaces, as well as for cleaning, degreasing and maintenance of industrial components and equipment, as well as for use in dry cleaners.

The areas of application for solvents and thinners are very diverse. When carrying out construction, repair or maintenance work, you inevitably have to work with solvents or thinners for varnishes, enamels or various types of paint. Take a look at our offer.