Dartfords Thinners

Code: RP0026
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Available to Order | In stock - order before 1PM for same day dispatch.

A range of solvents for use in the application, cleaning and preparation of our various wood finishes. All are available in 1 litre bottles. All of our thinners are ‘virgin’, i.e. they are newly produced and never before used, as opposed to typical lower quality recycled thinners widely available elsewhere. Virgin thinners offer higher performance, improved ease of use and better end results.

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A range of solvents for use in the application, cleaning and preparation of our various wood finishes. All are available in 1 litre bottles. All of our thinners are ‘virgin’, i.e. they are newly produced and never before used, as opposed to typical lower quality recycled thinners widely available elsewhere. Virgin thinners offer higher performance, improved ease of use and better end results.

A range of solvents for use in the application, cleaning and preparation of our various wood finishes. All are available in 1 litre bottles. All of our thinners are ‘virgin’, i.e. they are newly produced and never before used, as opposed to typical lower quality recycled thinners widely available elsewhere. Virgin thinners offer higher performance, improved ease of use and better end results.

ANTI-BLOOM CELLULOSE THINNERS

A blend of our Standard Cellulose Thinners and Cellulose Retarder for thinning Clear Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer. The added retarder aids flow and levelling, and the slower drying time can help minimise the chance of bloom occurring by giving moisture more time to escape before the lacquer dries.

STANDARD CELLULOSE THINNERS

For thinning Cellulose Sanding Sealer Primer, Solid and Metallic Cellulose Guitar Paint, Tinted Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer, Pigmented Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer and Nitrocellulose Guitar Neck Lacquer.

CELLULOSE RETARDER

Slows the drying of Nitrocellulose Lacquers and Cellulose Paints to aid flow and, for clear lacquers, to minimise the risk of blooming. The slower drying time allows more moisture to escape before the lacquer dries. Typically Anti-Bloom Cellulose Thinners are sufficient (being a blend of Retarder and Standard Cellulose Thinners), but retarder can be used either in conjunction with or instead of when spraying in non-ideal conditions.

When used with Clear Nitrocellulose Lacquer it allows the lacquer to be brushed or dipped to coat small areas.

INTERIOR SPIRIT WOOD DYE THINNERS

For cleaning Interior Spirit Wood Dye from equipment, particularly if it has been sprayed. It can also be used for further thinning dye before application, which will retain the colour but lessen its intensity allowing for more of a wash coat.

SHELLAC AND ANILINE THINNERS (SYNTHETIC METHANOL)

Synthetic methanol to thin Shellac Sealer, and to dissolve Shellac Flakes, Alcohol Soluble Aniline Dye Powder and Metal Complex Dye Powder (except Blue). This is the most effective solvent for dissolving Aniline Dye Powders.

ACETONE

A multi-purpose solvent with varied uses such as:

  • Adding to dissolved Alcohol Soluble Aniline Dye or Metal Complex Dye prior to mixing with Nitrocellulose Lacquer to aid solution.
  • Polishing Cellulose Acetate components.
  • Adhering Cellulose Nitrate, Cellulose Acetate, CAB and ABS plastics to wood.

INTERIOR WOOD FINISH THINNERS

For thinning and cleaning of our Interior Wood Finish clear top coats and sealer. This thinners is free of hydrocarbons such as Toluene and Xylene making it safer for general use than our Nitrocellulose range.

SURFACE DEGREASER

Also known as panel wipe, this solvent cleans dirt, oils and residues from surfaces prior to finishing to eliminate contaminants. It leaves no residue. We highly recommend using this instead of commonly cited alternatives such as lighter fluid or WD-40, both of which leave an oily residue which can affect finishes.

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All items are dispatched from our locations in the UK. We pack and dispatch items Monday-Friday.

Standard items are dispatched same-day if ordered before 12pm UK time. Standard items ordered after 12pm will be dispatched the following working day. Our website shows live stock levels.

Custom items are typically made and dispatched within 3-10 working days, and ship separately from our UK studio.

All of our products ship all over the UK - Scottish Islands, Highlands and Ireland included.

Royal Mail Letter, Parcel and Parcel Signed services are available from £1.50 for smaller, lighter and lower priced items. We only use First Class. Delivery time is 1-2 days from dispatch.

Economy UK Courier is delivered by Hermes or DPD, is tracked, requires a signature and is typically delivered in 2-5 days.

Next Day Courier is delivered by DPD or Parcelforce, is fully tracked, requires a signature and will provide you with a 1-hour delivery slot on the morning of your delivery.

Saturday Courier is delivered by DPD or Parcelforce, is fully tracked and requires a signature. Order before 12pm on Friday to receive this service.

For shipments to non-mainland areas only Royal Mail and Economy UK Courier services are available, but we don't charge any extra for these - for the available services we charge a flat rate all over the UK.

All of our products ship everywhere in mainland Europe.

Airmail Letter and Airmail Parcel are for smaller, lower priced items, with prices starting from £3.99. Delivery typically takes 3-10 days.

Airmail Tracked Letter and Airmail Tracked Parcel are for smaller items up to a value of £100. Prices start from £12.99, with delivery usually taking the same 3-10 days as standard un-tracked Airmail.

Economy Courier is a road service to all mainland European destinations, and is the service we use for all orders (including those which contain Dangerous Goods such as paints, lacquers and dyes, since these items cannot ship by Airmail or Express Courier). It is sent with DPD or DHL, is fully tracked and requires a signature. Delivery times vary by country, with 2-5 days being normal. Prices are £14.99 for Western, and £19.99 for Eastern. Additional handling charges apply to Non-EU countries.

Express Courier is an Air courier service for all non-Dangerous Goods items, ideal if you're in a hurry for your, materials, tools, inlays or decals. It ships with DHL or UPS, and as you'd expect is fully tracked. Delivery time to most areas is 1-2 days, with a cost of £15.99 to Western and £24.99 to Eastern Europe.

Please note: Economy courier service is not available to European Islands including Malta, Cyprus and Azores.

Decals, Inlays, Parts, Tools and Materials all ship Worldwide.

Wood Finishes are less clear-cut, as we can't send flammable liquids through the postal service or by Air. This means that unfortunately most of our paints, lacquers and dyes aren't available outside Europe, but we can ship any powdered dyes/pigments and non-flammable wood finishes or equipment.

Airmail Letter and Airmail Parcel are for smaller, lower priced items, with prices starting from £3.33. Delivery typically takes 3-10 days.

Airmail Tracked Letter and Airmail Tracked Parcel are for smaller items up to a value of £100. Prices start from £10.83, with delivery usually taking the same 3-10 days as standard un-tracked Airmail.

Express Courier is an Air courier service for all non-Dangerous Goods items, ideal if you're in a hurry for your, materials, tools, inlays or decals. It ships with DHL or UPS, and as you'd expect is fully tracked. Delivery time to most areas is 1-3 days, with prices varying by country, starting at £20.83.

Our returns policy is straightforward - we like our products and hope you do too. If there's something wrong just give us a call or send a message through our Support page and we'll do our best to fix it.

Broken, damaged, not as expected or no longer required - return in 30 days and we'll refund or exchange the item.

For custom items, if it isn't as requested let us know and we'll make you a replacement.

"Dangerous Goods", which is anything flammable (so includes most of our paints, lacquers and dyes), cannot be shipped through the postal service or by Air. As such, we can currently only send such items to UK and mainland European destinations.

See the Specifications tab for information about how and where this product can ship.

Whether or not VAT is charged depends your shipping address and tax status. You can use the toggle at the top of the site to display prices either inclusive or exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT).

UK orders are subject to 20% VAT.

Orders to the EU are:

  • Subject to 20% VAT if you are a private individual
  • VAT Exempt as an Intra-EU sale if you are registered for VAT in any EU country (excluding UK) - please enter your valid EU VAT registration number during account setup and checkout for VAT to be automatically deducted from your order.

Orders to outside of the UK and EU are not subject to VAT, so once you have confirmed your shipping address VAT will not be charged. Please be aware that your items may be subject to additional Customs charges (import tax and duty, for example) - these charges are not included in our order and delivery charges, and are therefore your sole responsibility. Please check your local government websites for details on Import charges.

USA has a generous de minimis limit of $800 for imports by one individual on one day, so usually orders under this value will slip through customs without further charges.

VAT invoices are issued for all orders.

Our VAT number is GB155302731

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