Paint Thinner for CARB

Klean-Strip® Paint Thinner for CARB is made with mineral spirits, this versatile formula is effective for thinning oil-based paint stain and varnish — and an excellent cleaner for brushes and equipment immediately after use.

Not intended for sale or use in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).


Follow the paint product manufacturer’s instructions for the proper amount of paint thinner required. We recommend starting with 4 ounces per gallon. Do not use more than recommended. 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. Not intended for sale or use in the South Coast Air Quality Management District. For fresh oil-based coatings, agitate brush or roller in Paint Thinner until all visible residue is dissolved. Then rinse using fresh Paint Thinner. Press out excess and lay flat to dry.

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 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. 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. Do not take internally. Avoid contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin.

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

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.


Product Category – Paint Thinner


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

What is the shelf life of solvents?
Three years unopened and six months after opening.

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.

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.