Went to Wal-Mart to get mineral spirits (clear, like water), which
I've done before. The spirits I purchased today was milky and it was
not as watery as previous purchases.... same container as previous
purchases. The lid was still sealed I strained it through a paper
towel and collected a bit of a cream-like residue on the towel. The
stained part was still milky in color and still not as watery as
Is this some sort of new mineral spirits? .... Klean Strip odorless
Rinsing some paint stripper with this stained milky stuff didn't seem
to be as effective as with my previous clear spirits purchases. It
doesn't wring dry from a cloth rag, either. It's like wringing out
syrup, i.e., some slow-flowing remainer continues to ooze out after
the watery aspect has been wrung out.
I applied stripper, then opened this new container and discovered this
stuff. I had to use some of it for this initial stripping of a small
area. I don't like testing a new (to me) product on someone's
furniture, this way.
I'm considering bringing it back and get the labeled "paint thinner",
which is clear, for rinsing my stripper.
Comments? Anyone know if this is legitimate spirits?