Industrial methylated spirits

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The British equivalent to denatured alcohol. Industrial methylated spirits (IMS) contains approximately 95% ethanol with 5% methanol. It is used as a solvent and a thinner.

Synonyms and Related Terms

IMS; methylated spirits; denatured alcohol

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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