Starpax Methylated Spirit 500ml

Starpax Methylated Spirit 500ml

Starpax Methylated Spirit 500ml

£2.49 Save: £0.74 RRP: £3.23

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Brand: Starpax
Code: 1036672
Weight: 550g


Methylated spirit is alcohol which is specially prepared for industrial use.  It is a type of ethanol which is the chemical name for alcohol.  Methylated spirits has poisonous or bitter substances deliberately added to it to make it unsuitable for drinking.  Methylated spirits is naturally clear and colourless although methyl violet is sometimes added to it in which case it is purple in colour.

Methylated spirit has a number of uses including:

  • As a fuel for camping stoves and lamps because it is a solvent and burns readily
  • As a fuel in model steam engines
  • As a component in the manufacture of French polish, a high quality traditional treatment for wooden furniture.  French polish is made by dissolving shellac flakes into methylated spirit, adding some linseed oil and rubbing into the wood
  • To remove paint from paintbrushes
  • In the manufacture of spirit based varnishes and paints
  • To clean video and tape recorder heads
  • To remove marker pen stains from plastics and metals



Use as required and follow the instructions provided carefully.


Methylated spirit is highly flammable and should be stored in a cool dry area away from naked flames, sources of heat or ignition.  Do not inhale the vapours and use in a well-ventilated area or under fume extraction.  Wear appropriate protective clothing when handling this substance including approved eye protection, safety gloves, safety clothing and protective shoes.  It is harmful if swallowed and by inhalation and you should always seek medical advice in the event of an accident.


Methylated Spirit