A combination of two potent hydrocarbon-based, toluene and acetone are blended in order to create a more effective oil and chemical solvent for materials such as paints, coatings, and plastics. Toluene is a water-insoluble mono-substituted benzene derivative that is systematically referred to as methylbenzene. Toluene gives off an odor that most craftsmen and builders associate with paint thinner. It is primarily used industrially as a feedstock for other compounds and as a solvent for contact cement, model airplane glue, and similar plastic adhesive agents. Acetone on the other hand goes under the systematic name of propanone and is the simplest ketone derived primarily from acetic acid. Since it is miscible in water and an effective solvent for water-based paints and coatings, it is most often combined with toluene as a means of creating a general purpose solvent/thinner for both water and oil based paints. Due to their highly combustible nature, blends of toluene and acetone should be kept in sealed containers to prevent ignition of their fumes.