Denatured alcohol is a solvent used with alcohol-based products, such as shellac. This product is purely a solvent, without additives.
This is a handy solvent. We put it in small containers that go on every job. Here are some uses of denatured alcohol.
- Cleans off dry acrylic paint/glaze
- A good cleaner for dirty surfaces (as long as a quick application)
- Because alcohol is an emulsion, it thins water-based varnishes and latex paints better than water. You’ll end up using ¼ of the amount of water. (don’t thin more than 10%)