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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It is believed a major blaze was sparked at the couple's Cleland Ave townhouse in Unley when Narayan jumped out of bed and knocked over the bottle of methylated spirit.
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.
'I found it easy to apply compared with methylated spirit [alcohol].
Never use old engine oil, methylated spirit or petrol to light the fire
1 First of all, carefully clean the glass with methylated spirit to remove any grease or dirt.
"Do you think I should pack make-up?" Half an hour later we're back at the local hardware store explaining why we need methylated spirit.
Prune damaged or diseased branches, wiping the saw blade with methylated spirit between cuts to prevent the spread of infection.
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 specimens are all stored in facilities containing formalin and industrial methylated spirit, which previously needed to be topped up by manually.