Have you priced Mineral Spirits, lately? Got one gal. almost empty and I see on the price tag $4.15 per gal. (been a few years) and then I see on a jug of Paint Thinner a $3.49 tag. But the other day I was at the local HD and Paint Thinner is $9.97 per gal. and Odorless Mineral Spirits is $12.49 per gal.
Looks like I'll be cleaning my brushes with Kerosene from now on...
A friend called me the other day and asked me the same question, he was in a local Hardware store to get some paint thinner to clean a brush. Sticker shock kicked in and he asked my what I paid for Thinner. I guessed 3-4 dollars as it has been a while. He said he is looking at the same brush he wants to clean and at that price he is going to trash the brush and buy a new on next time.
Even Gasoline is down to $1.59 this afternoon. Is there Price Gouging?