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Old 02-21-2004, 01:03 PM
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Re: turpentine disposal

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I suppose setting it alight isnt much better either

Not unless you need a REALLY short haircut!
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All Tru Value stores in the US take dirty turp. Don't toss in the trash, please???

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Wow, Dana, great info! Thanks!

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ROFLMAO
Thanks for the good laugh hehe I needed that
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Don't throw in trash ....any waste station would take them off your hands if they are properly labeled.
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Turp sludge and disposal of other nasties:

I am a greenie, I hug trees, I contacted my local recycling center, here's what they said.

"Paint the sludge onto newspaper or corrugated cardboard. Let it dry. Recycle the newspaper or cardboard."

Also, when I bought my house there were a dozen cans of half-used house paint in the cellar, some oil, some latex. They said the same thing.

Please, please, please dispose of it responsibly. Thnx.
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That is about what I do now

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Old 02-22-2004, 12:38 PM
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Re: turpentine disposal

Interestingly, there is a great article in this month's (March) Artist's Magazine on creating an earth-friendly studio. It's quite detailed as to how each painting hazard should be disposed.

Want to see it online with more technical info? http://www.artistsmagazine.com/artma...sdisposal.html

To me, this is a serious matter, very! My daughter-in-law is an aquatic entymologist living at 9000 feet in Colorado. That means she studies water-borne bugs. What she has to tell me about our disappearing and morphing species is truly scary. If this is happening at this so-called pristine elevation, think of what is happening at sea level. She's a scientist at the Rocky Mtn Biological Lab.

More people are losing their hair, needing glasses, acquiring diseases such as cancer, asthma, heart ailments, etc. etc. etc. It's the pollutants in the air and in the food we eat! Anybody read "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser?

Stepping down off the soapbox only to say, chameleon, your hair is just fine, sweetie.

Edited to add: And personal products? Take a look at this! http://www.nottoopretty.org/goodbad.htm

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Does all of this advice apply to turpentine alternative? i bought someodorless turpentine alternative...do i treat it just like turpentine?

oh, hello, by the way. i'm new.
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oh my goodness...i just read below. now you KNOW i'm new. ah well. nothing like making a splash intro...heh. embarrassing. technology...
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Re: turpentine disposal

Hello artique:
Don't be embarassed. The thread may be old, but the topic is relevant.

Luckily, solvents evaporate. I would pour it onto something like an old towel and lay it outside. When the stuff has evaporated, then you can dispose of the towel or even wash it for use later.

It's not a smart idea to allow a buildup of solvent-laden rags, though, because of the danger of spontaneous combustion.

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Robert,

Thanks for the idea. Interesting. I'll definitely have to try that. Do you think the "sludge" will collect on the bottom - as it does in turpentine - and leave reusable thinner on top?

I've just begun tonight -after about 8 years away from the canvas- and the stuff is still flaming red.

thanks for the quick response.
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Re: turpentine disposal

Snakum, I'm originally from NC, too. A tarheel born and bred but I moved away after college so I wasn't there long enough to learn to drink the turpentine.
Seriously, I put my turp in a glass jar with a tight lid and put it in the trash bin.

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I drink mine. But I'm from North Carolina and so I don't know any better.



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(But seriously folks ... if it's old or so dirty that it can't be used in any mediums, I use it as a brush cleaner till it becomes absolute sludge. Once it's sludge, I too, put it in a sealed container and into the waste.)

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