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No. Isopropyl alcohol can not be substituted for mineral spirits. It will not blend well with oil based paint and will not remove oil based paints.

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Q: Can isopropyl alcohol be substituted for mineral spirits?
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Can denatured alcohol be used with water-soluble oil paints instead of mineral spirits?

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