Eiffy FAQ's

Eiffy is a plant-based alternative to Turpentine and Odorless Mineral Spirits.

Most artists think that because their thinner is “odorless”, that it is safe to use. The truth is, Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) are terribly harmful to your health, and weaken your paint.

Eiffy contains no OMS, turpentine, naphtha or mineral spirits.

Use just like you would use Turpentine or Odorless Mineral Spirits, only less. Directions: Use sparingly to thin paint and improve flow. Use to remove paint from brushes during and after painting. To remove oily residue from bushes, rinse in "Eiffy After Rinse", or rubbing alcohol after cleaning in Eiffy, follow with soap and water.

Eiffy can be used over and over again. Allow to settle in a jar and pour off clean Eiffy to reuse. If you want to dispose, pour used Eiffy into an absorbent medium like cat litter or pine shavings, like any other type of oil.

1. Wipe as much paint as you can off the brush onto a paper towel.

2. Dip brush in Eiffy and wipe onto paper towel. Repeat until most of the paint is off the brush.

3. Wipe remaining residue of paint off brush in Eiffy.

Yes, as long as your paint is dry. As with other oils, be sure to wipe excess Eiffy off of your painting after oiling out, before applying paint.

I-Fee, it is a nick-name short for Eiffel, like the Eiffel Tower

Use only plastic with the #1 inside the triangle. All other plastics will dissolve.

Yes! And you can add it to other oil mediums to make them flow better as well.

I recommend using a lidded jar with a false mesh bottom. Pour ¼-1 inch of Eiffy over the false bottom.

Yes, however, it will take longer to dry. Eiffy is a “fat” oil, it will not evaporate.

Yes, apply some paint to your canvas, or a wash and wipe the canvas with a rag or paper towel to spread and even out the paint. This will remove any excess Eiffy at the same time.

The best way to create a thin layer, is to add a small to moderate amount of Eiffy to your paint and use a stiff brush to spread the paint in a thin layer.

Your paint will look very shiny, take longer to dry and will be harder to work with. If you make it “soupy” thin; you can fix it by:

1. Rubbing out the oily paint with a rag or paper towel.

2. Gently blot your color with a paper towel when you don’t want to remove it, just the excess oil.

3. Be sure to press your brush firmly onto a paper towel to remove the hoarded oil near the ferrule.

Eiffy shrinks in the cold and expands in the heat. If the lid on your brush cleaning jar is vacuum sealed, place the jar in the sun for a couple of minutes.

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