Painting is a fun activity for those that know the right things to do and use the proper materials. One aspect of painting that is not exactly popular in this part of the world is thinning. Of course, we carry out this process, but most of us don’t know what it is called.
A paint thinner is a solvent that helps to thin paint or get rid of it from different surfaces and painting tools. Chief among these tools are brushes and rollers. How much does it cost to buy a paint thinner in Nigeria? This post will provide the answer to this question and also show you some other important pieces of information.
Paint Thinner Prices in Nigeria
A paint thinner helps to break down different types of paint, stains, and primers. This way, you can easily strip surfaces of paint and clean your painting tools. Paint thinners also help to reduce the viscosity of paint when you need to put it into a paint sprayer. It is perfect when you need to make paint lighter to achieve different finishes from the regular result a paint is designed for.
Before you go out to purchase a paint thinner, you should first survey the market for prices. There are different types of thinners on the market and finding out prices would influence your decision. We know that you are probably too busy to carry out a market survey so we have handled it on your behalf. Check below for the latest paint thinner prices in Nigeria:
- Thinner 10 – Stoving Thinner (4 Litres): From N7,526
- Thinner 109 – Lignolac Polyurethane Thinner (4 Litres): From N7,829
- Thinner 11 – ANAMMCQ Thinner (4 Litres): From N7,986
- Thinner 12 – Etch Primer Thinner (4 Litres): From N8,856
- Thinner 14 – Cellulose Thinner (200 Litres): From N388,700
- Thinner 14 – Cellulose Thinner (4 Litres): From N7,852
- Thinner 1950 – Alkyd Thinner (4 Litres): From N6,327
- Thinner 2 – General Purpose Thinner (4 Litres): From N6,899
- Thinner 2950 – Chlo-Rubber Thinner (4 Litres): From N7,646
- Thinner 37 – Cellulose Retarder (4 Litres): From N9,876
- Thinner 4700 – Acrylic PU Thinner (4 Litres): From N3,284
- Thinner 5 – Road Marking Thinner (4 Litres): From N8,284
- Thinner 52 (200 Litres): From N462,244
- Thinner 52 (4 Litres): From N9,244
- Thinner 6 – QD Thinner (4 Litres): From N7,998
- Thinner 6950 – Epoxy Thinner (4 Litres): From N9,058
- Thinner 76 – Autolux Thinner (4 Litres): From N8,196
- Thinner 7950 – Acrylic PU Thinner (4 Litres): From N13,379
PRICES LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 24, 2022.
Kindly note that these prices change frequently so we will do our bit to update this post once we notice any new prices. Meanwhile, you will likely experience slight variations in prices depending on the location of purchase.
Applications of Paint Thinner
There are several uses for paint thinners. You can use it to clean paint tools and equipment when you are done with your paint job. This is even more important after you work with oil-based paint. It is no secret that ridding your equipment and tools of oil-based paint is no mean feat. With a paint thinner, the job is far easier.
Another important application of paint thinners is reducing paint viscosity. This may be necessary when you have to paint using a sprayer applicator. Usually, spray applicators cannot work with paint in their regular state. However, you can reduce viscosity by applying some thinner. This makes the paint lighter for spraying with the applicator.
The final application of paint thinners we will discuss is preventing paint from getting hard. We all know how paint can get hard after long periods of being left fallow. When it is in this state, it is impossible to use. To prevent this from happening, simply apply small amounts of thinner until you achieve a desirable mixture. Kindly note that you should not use paint thinners with shellac, lacquers, or latex paints.
Paint Thinner Safety Tips
In rounding up this post, we will share a few paint thinner safety tips below:
- Never forget to wear the right PPE when working with paint thinners. The PPE includes gloves, respirators, and goggles at a minimum.
- Store your paint thinner carefully in open places, but ensure that you cover the container properly.
- Don’t work with paint thinner in an enclosed environment.
- Ensure that you have a fire extinguisher when working with paint thinners.