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.
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.
Effective product, easy way to buy
It's Meths and has many used including cleaning up surfaces ready for painting to running Mamond Steam engines!
Does what it says on the bottle - and good value
There's not much one can say about methylated Spirits.
This product is fantastic to clean up and de-grease the wood before applying any varnish or polyurethane.
Quality product at a competitive price.
Good for removing grease and dirt from wood also cleaning glass, 2 jobs from 1 product.
great for camping stove fuel
Excellent product at a very reasonable price
Great value for a 5 litre tub of methylated spirit.
Great product, well packaged. Just add it onto my wood finishes order to enjoy free postage - very good value.
This cleaned the wood ready for vanishing without lifting the grain. Great product.
Worked well to thin the glaze
Very effective - not used this stuff before!
It's Meths. Good when you need meths. Useless when you need something else.
It's meths, plain and simple. Great value and excellent service.
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.