methylated spirit


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methylated spirit

A mixture of ethyl alcohol and a small amount of methyl alcohol; used industrially as a solvent for paints, lacquers, and varnishes.
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I found it easy to apply compared with methylated spirit [alcohol].
A police spokesman said: "It appears a bowl of methylated spirits had been kept alight by the juggler which then exploded into a fireball.
Oh, and how to ignite methylated spirits safely before cooking something edible.
If you do make a mistake, simply take some kitchen roll dipped in methylated spirit and wipe away the blotch, and leave to dry fully before re-applying any paint or contour paste.
After cleaning your window with methylated spirits, cut your strips of instant lead.
The specimens are all stored in facilities containing formalin and industrial methylated spirit, which previously needed to be topped up by manually.
I am fairly sure that Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, would rather flambe his eyelids in methylated spirit than be married to me"
Environment Agency officials said they were almost certain the chemicals, which included methylated spirit and diesel, would only have a temporary effect on air quality and had not polluted the water system.
No-goes for fires include plastics, oils, household rubbish, aerosols, rubber tyres, foam or paint ( and never use old engine oil, methylated spirit or petrol to light the fire.
The woman was covered in methylated spirit and set on fire during an incident at her home in Southend, Essex, on Monday at around 10.
You filled it with methylated spirit and lit a pilot light at the side.
Frankie Mahler, Swindon EQUAL parts of methylated spirit and warm water applied on a squeezed-out pad of cotton wool will remove discolouration on ivory piano keys.