View Full Version : Prices of thinner

Bob Rufener
02-07-2008, 5:04 PM
A few weeks ago, I restocked my paint and lacquer thinner supply and was mildly shocked about price increases. I used to buy mineral spirits for less than $3.00 a gallon-now it is over $6.00. I bought lacquer thinner for less than $7.00 and now it is almost $12.00. I know I haven't bought for a while but am I the only one that has seen a big price increase lately?

Jim Becker
02-07-2008, 5:08 PM
Well...most are petroleum based products. That combined with potential extra costs to the manufacturer due to VOC regulations as well as shipping costs...is likely why you're finding your price up.

Lee Koepke
02-07-2008, 8:01 PM
does this need to be in the "I remember when ... " thread ???? :D

Ed Peters
02-08-2008, 2:12 PM
I get my lacquer thinner from an auto paint store at $5.12 per gallon in a 5 gallon can. Maybe it is time to shop?