Barrettine Methylated Spirit

  5.0/5.0 (26 reviews)
  • De-grease, prepare and clean
  • Can be used to thin french polishes and knots
Brand Barrettine
Size 500ml, 5L
GTIN 5015861050038, 5015861050502

Barrettine Methylated Spirit is also commonly known as Meths, Denatured Alcohol or Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol). This product contains a small amount of Methanol and purple dye to make it unfit for human consumption.

Methylated Spirits (Meths) can be used to thin spirit based stains, varnishes and paints. Furniture restorers and French Polishers use Methylated Spirits for cleaning, removing wax and stripping furniture, as well as mixing with French polishes when finishing fine furniture. Meths is also an effective cleaner for painting and wood finishing equipment such as brushes and applicators.

Other uses

In addition to wood finishing, Methylated Spirit is also commonly used as fuel in Meths burners on boats or for outdoor heating and cooking.

Meths can also be used as an effective household cleaner for windows and whiteboards. Mix a solution of 50% Methylated Spirit with 50% water and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the window or whiteboard and clean off with a paper kitchen towel for smear free cleaning. This is particularly good for removing permanent marker pen that has been mistakenly used on whiteboards.

Also available, Barrettine White Spirit.

26 customer reviews
Good product good price by Philippa Finlay

Effective product, easy way to buy

Reviewed 5L on: 18/03/17
Used to preparing timber ready for applying Wood Paint by Mr Robert Sayer

It's Meths and has many used including cleaning up surfaces ready for painting to running Mamond Steam engines!

Reviewed 5L on: 17/03/17
Its Meths! But good value by Colin Dyer

Does what it says on the bottle - and good value

Reviewed 5L on: 10/03/17
Good by JB Mafa
Reviewed 500ml on: 25/02/17
Great value and customer service from wood finishes direct by Mrs Joanne Yule
Reviewed 500ml on: 22/02/17
Cleans the wood very well and leaves it ready to stain by Mr J Phillips
Reviewed 5L on: 02/02/17
Does what it's supposed to do by Brian Hannaford

There's not much one can say about methylated Spirits.

Reviewed 500ml on: 16/12/16
Very good by Milagros Tovar

This product is fantastic to clean up and de-grease the wood before applying any varnish or polyurethane.

Reviewed 500ml on: 08/12/16
Does exactly what it should do by Johnny Green

Quality product at a competitive price.

Reviewed 5L on: 26/11/16
Good for multiple things by Mr K Harris

Good for removing grease and dirt from wood also cleaning glass, 2 jobs from 1 product.

Reviewed 500ml on: 08/10/16
Cheapest place for this size by DAVID BROWN

great for camping stove fuel

Reviewed 500ml on: 28/08/16
Very useful for stripping old Darkeline varnish by Cedric Clarke

Excellent product at a very reasonable price

Reviewed 5L on: 07/05/16
Good product, great value by Lauren Hall

Great value for a 5 litre tub of methylated spirit.

Reviewed 5L on: 24/04/16
Used to light my Tilley lamps by Thomas

Great product, well packaged. Just add it onto my wood finishes order to enjoy free postage - very good value.

Reviewed 500ml on: 02/04/16
Great for floor cleaning during sanding by S Carruthers

This cleaned the wood ready for vanishing without lifting the grain. Great product.

Reviewed 5L on: 26/03/16
Worked well to thin my glaze by J James

Worked well to thin the glaze

Reviewed 500ml on: 09/01/16
Strong stuff! by Sarah Ware

Very effective - not used this stuff before!

Reviewed 500ml on: 05/01/16
Best price for meths I could find, and no hassles by Mike Evans

It's Meths. Good when you need meths. Useless when you need something else.

Reviewed 5L on: 17/02/15
Great value by Tim Burgess

It's meths, plain and simple. Great value and excellent service.

Reviewed 5L on: 03/02/15
Fast Delivery by Tom McMillan

Ordered mid afternoon one day & it arrived the next day (delivered to north of Scotland!!) Spirit was used to clean woodwork prior to applying stain.

Reviewed 5L on: 23/09/14