DIY wiping varnish formula
Hi all, looking for a little clarification on 2 points.
Some time back I ran accross a reference to making wiping varnish by thinning polyurethane 50%.
I recently did this using the thinners the manufacturer recommended, mineral turpentine. I've done a couple of jobs using both satin and gloss polyurethane with good results although the gloss had a slightly more subdued finish than I expected.
I then found that the original instructions I'd seen said to thin with mineral spirits.
First of all I can't say I've seen mineral spirits in the shops, not that I was looking, is it called something else down here ?
Secondly, before I run out and start adding to my collection of chemicals, can someone please tell me what practical difference, if any, there would be by using turps or mineral spirits.