Meths 4 Litre

Meths 4 Litre


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Meths - Purple Methylated Spirits - Widely used Industrial Grade Denatured Alcohol used in all applications requiring a coloured industrial grade alcohol which can tolerate a small amount of water. Methylated Spirits is a clear purple, primary, aliphatic alcohol, with a mild non-residual odour and is miscible with most hydrocarbon solvents and chemicals. A concentration of >60% Ethanol is antibacterial.


  • Common name(s): Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Meths, HMS, Hydrous Methylated Spirits, Coloured Methylated Spirits, Metho
  • UN Number: 1170

Methylated Spirits (Meths) Common Uses:

  • Cleans surfaces & floors, sterilising medical and dental instruments and domestic cleaning.
  • Glass cleaner – Dilute 1 part Meths with 5 parts water.
  • Cleaning wooden floors – Dilute 1/2 cup of Meths with 8 litres of warm water.
  • Removes vivid/ink from some painted surfaces.
  • Clean burning BBQ starter fuel and fuel for some camping equipment.
  • Used in the manufacture of many ethanol cleaning products and cleaning compounds.


  • Methylated Spirits is not a “potable” spirit as it includes a denaturant.
  • Ethanol MS95WP should be used for similar applications, where an uncoloured, industrial grade alcohol is required.
  • Use SDA AMS MS99WP in applications where the presence of water is undesirable.
  • Isoproplyl Alcohol can be used when Methylated Spirits is too harsh on plastics and paints. As Methylated Spirits is a primary Alcohol and Isopropyl Alcohol is a secondary Alcohol.