I could feel my throat swelling and starting to block the airway, and I could hear my braincells dying. (not really). The windows on my left were open and a fan was blowing air towards the windows about 6 feet away. My easel, palette, and the solvent cup was situated between the fan and the windows as usual.
Below is the updated list of solvents that I have used so far to thin oil paint, from harsh to mild:
Xtra-Mild Citrus Thinner
tie: Gamsol & Neutral Thin
(*this list is not based on any scientific data, and I have nothing to do with any of the manufacturers.)
The Citrus Thinner was the one I tried earlier today, and I still can't feel my throat when swallowing food or drinks. Have you painted with solvent when you have a bad cold with sore throat? It kinda feels like that. But again, it's not the thinner's fault, I'm just the unlucky one.
|this smells like turpentine mixed with citrus oil.|
not great for upper-respiratory ailment sufferers.