Methylated Spirits Cleaning

Methylated spirits is a raw alcohol and menthol. The menthol gives it a strong smell and taste, so it isn’t mistaken for water.

• It is a great solvent for paints, so it removes ink, texta, felt pen marks etc and is also a great all-purpose cleaner.

• To clean windows, Shannon suggests mixing it 50/50 with water and spraying the solution on windows. Wipe the solution off using paper towels – rubbing vertically for outside panes (following the rain line) and horizontally for interior panes. Don’t use newspaper - it used to work when it contained lampblack (which was a great glass polish) but it doesn’t contain it anymore (it now contains latex and will leave smear marks).

• Metho is also great for cleaning white boards, even if you’ve used a permanent marker on the board, just dampen a pair of pantyhose with the metho and wipe it over the board, then use paper towel to polish it off. Voila!

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Posted by David1908Report
Hi. Methanol, not menthol. Menthol is what makes mint smell and taste minty, while methanol is wood alcohol. When added to the alcohol we call alcohol (ethanol) meths is supposed to make the stuff unpalatable - but some people go ahead and drink the mixture anyway, and the methanol does them harm.

Regards from the UK.