Barrettine Methylated Spirit

  5.0/5.0   47 reviews

  • A quality methylated spirit for de-greasing, preparing and cleaning wooden surfaces
  • Can also be used to thin french polishes and knotting solutions
Brand Barrettine
Size 500ml, 2L, 5L
GTIN 5015861050038, 5015861050205, 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.

47 customer reviews
Quick and easy order with no problems by David Moran

Exactly what I wanted and delivered quickly.

Reviewed 5L on: 10/12/17
Useful by Mary H Nutt

This barrettine methylated spirit is great I can use it for a number of things thanks

Reviewed 5L on: 06/12/17
Good advice! by Mrs G Whitlock

I was advised me to buy this to clean engineered would flooring before polishing.

Reviewed 500ml on: 29/11/17
by Terence Moore

Makes obtaining it easy when part of another order

Reviewed 500ml on: 02/11/17
Appears to be as good as the very old Methylated Spirit I had but has a different odour by G Sculthorpe

Mainly used as a cleaning agent and works well

Reviewed 5L on: 19/10/17
Worth it! by Steel Vintage

We were desperate for this spirit. Luckily Wood Finishes had 1 in stock.

Reviewed 5L on: 13/10/17
As good as it gets by Philip Taylor

Excellent product, fantastic price and perfectly speedy delivery...What more can you ask ...Thank you

Reviewed 5L on: 08/09/17
Fantastic cleaner by Carol Smith

The best product I have found for cleaning brushes. It easily removes primer/sealer and other oil-based paints from synthetic & natural bristle.

Reviewed 500ml on: 13/08/17
I use this as fuel for spirit burner by Peter Neufeld

This is good quality meths supplied in an economical large pack. No problems with delivery. I would buy this again when needed.

Reviewed 5L on: 06/07/17
It's meths, can't really say any more than that by Dave Wrighton

It's meths, and as far as I'm aware, meths is meths, doesnt matter where you buy it from. It does the job though and at the right price for a volume purchase

Reviewed 5L on: 05/07/17
Very tasty spirit by Michał

I'm joking, nobody is going to drink it. It's for degreasing purpose.

Reviewed 5L on: 04/07/17
Fab product by ASH GARTSHORE

Quick delivery and does what it should

Reviewed 5L on: 26/04/17
Excellent product by Andrew.Stenton

Does what it is supposed to do.

Reviewed 500ml on: 05/04/17
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
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
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
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