Paint Thinner

Klean-Strip® Paint Thinner is made with real mineral spirits — making it an excellent thinner for oil-based paint, stain and varnish. It can also be used to clean up oil-based paint splatters and overspray that occur during project, as well as paint, brushes, tools, and equipment immediately when the job is done.

Not intended for sale or use in California.

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Follow the paint product manufacturer’s instructions for the proper amount of paint thinner required. Do not use more than recommended. We recommend starting with 4 ounces per gallon. Add gradually and stir thoroughly until desired consistency is obtained. Do not use as a thinner for latex paint or other water based coatings, lacquer or shellac.

IMPORTANT: Carefully read all directions, notes and cautions prior to use. Only use this product as directed on the label. Protect eyes with chemical splash goggles and avoid prolonged skin contact.

STORAGE: Do not use or store this product near any source of heat or open flame, furnace areas, pilot lights, stoves, etc. Keep it in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight, at temperatures below 120°. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not reuse this container.

DISPOSAL: If container is corroded, rusted or shows other signs of deterioration, dispose of product. Dispose of empty cans and leftover product at your local household hazardous waste collection facility. If one is not available, dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

DANGER! HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. EYE IRRITANT. COMBUSTIBLE. Contains Petroleum Distillates. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and other ignition sources. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO PREVENT BUILDUP OF VAPORS. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms or small enclosed areas. Whenever possible, use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness, headache, nausea or eye-watering – STOP – ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. IF THE WORK AREA IS NOT WELL VENTILATED, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors.  Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. Do not take internally. Avoid contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin.

FIRST AID – IF SWALLOWED, do not induce vomiting. Immediately call poison control center, hospital emergency room or physician.

IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, immediately flush with water, remove any contact lens, continue flushing with water for at least 15 minutes, then get medical attention.

IN CASE OF PROLONGED SKIN CONTACT, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Not for sale or use in California

Can paint thinner be used to thin latex paint?
No, only oil-based paint.

Is Klean Strip® Paint Thinner flammable?
Yes, it’s extremely flammable! Please check the product label for all warnings and safety information.

What steps should be taken to dispose of rags soaked in paint thinner?
Dry the rags flat and then dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations

What is the difference between Klean-Strip® Paint Thinner and Klean-Strip® 
 Odorless Mineral Spirits?
Odorless Mineral Spirits is a higher-quality, more refined product than regular paint thinner. It has lower odor than paint thinner and leaves less residue when dry.

Do I need to shake Klean-Strip® Paint Thinner before use?
Yes, the product must be shaken well before each use.

How should I store Klean Strip® Paint Thinner?
Store product in a cool dry area away from sources of heat or flame, and keep lid tightly closed.

Does Klean Strip® Paint Thinner leave residue behind?
No.

What is the shelf life of Klean Strip® Paint Thinner?
The shelf life is three years unopened and six months after opening.

The “Directions for Use” are included to help you better understand our product. However, they do not provide you with all of the information needed to use the product safely and effectively. Prior to using any of our products, you should always read the entire label including all cautions. A copy of the current label is linked to this webpage.