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The Startex name proudly appears on specialty chemicals and a wide range of products found in hardware stores and paint supply centers across the United States.  Available in pints, quarts, gallons, 5 gallon, and 55 gallon drums.

Paint Thinner

Use for thinning all types of oil-based paints, enamels, and varnishes. Use wherever paint thinner or mineral spirits is recommended by the paint manufacturer. Cleans brushes, rollers, spray equipment and is an excellent degreaser.  Contains 100% pure mineral spirits.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 768 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  1,2,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1268

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Lacquer Thinner

A carefully balanced blend of solvents for reducing the viscosity of clear and pigmented lacquers. Cleans brushes and spray equipment after use. This is a general purpose thinner and should NOT be used for thinning automotive lacquers or enamels.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 817 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  2,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1263

Boiled Linseed Oil

An oil extracted from flax seeds and processed with special additives to shorten drying time (usually 12-18 hours). Can be
used as an extender and fortifier of oil-based paints. Additional uses include protection of metal and refinishing of furniture to aid in water repellency.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): N/A

NFPA RATING:  1,0,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: No Reg

Gum Turpentine

Derived from the pine tree for use as a professional quality thinner for oil-based paints, enamels, and varnishes.  Excellent for use by artists in thinning oil and other art grade paints and finishes. Cleans brushes, rollers, and spray equipment after use.

Denatured Alcohol

Thins shellac, lacquers, resins, and certain inks. Good for clean up of brushes after use with shellac.  When used as a fuel, it gives a clean, hot, smokeless flame.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 797 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  1,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1987

Acetone

A very strong fast-evaporating solvent for use as a thinner and remover of epoxies, vinyls, resins, adhesives and lacquers.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 792 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  1,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1090

Kerosene

A 1-K grade kerosene for use in kerosene burning heaters, lanterns and stoves. This is a highly refined product that assures low-odor and clean burning.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 806 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  0,2,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1223

M.E.K. (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)

Very similar to Acetone but with a much slower evaporation rate. Can be used for the same applications as Acetone.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 805 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  1,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1193

So Fast Paint & Varnish Remover

A liquid remover that quickly strips paint and varnish from furniture. Works best on flat surfaces but will also cling to vertical surfaces. NO after-wash is needed with this product. Contains NO methylene chloride. FLAMMABLE.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 796 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  2,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1263

Brush Cleaner

Cleans, conditions, and restores hardened brushes used with oil-base or latex paints. Rinses with water for easy clean up. Also cleans rollers.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 791 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  2,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1263

Toluene

A fast-drying solvent for thinning oil-based paints, varnishes, enamels and alkyd resins. Paint manufacturers often specify Toluene as a thinner for specialty coatings. Also known as Toluol.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 870 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  2,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1263

Muriatic Acid

A 20° Baume Muriatic Acid (31.45%) for cleaning and etching masonry surfaces. Also used for controlling the pH in swimming pools. Muriatic Acid is an EXTREMELY CORROSIVE product.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): N/A

NFPA RATING:  3,0,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1789

Xylene

Similar to Toluene with the exception of a much slower evaporation rate. Often specified by paint manufacturers as a thinner for specialty coatings. Also known as Xylol.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 870 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  2,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1307

Camp Fuel

An extremely clean-burning fuel especially blended for lanterns, camp stoves, catalytic heaters, and other camping appliances designed to burn this type of fuel. Rust inhibited for corrosion protection.  Triple-filtered for cleaner burning and longer generator life. Not for use in kerosene or alcohol burning appliances.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 690 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  1,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1268

Lacquer Retarder

A carefully balanced blend of solvents for use during periods of high humidity to prevent blushing. Follow lacquer manufacturer’s recommendations for mixing.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 871 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  2,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1263

Odorless Paint Thinner

Startex Odorless Paint Thinner is for use in all types of oil-based paints, varnishes, stains and enamels. Cleans brushes, rollers, and spray equipment. Not for use with latex paint or other water-based coatings.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 770 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  1,2,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1268

VM & P Naphtha

Recommended as a substitute for paint thinner to quicken drying time for spraying and brushing applications. For use in all types of oil-based paints.

VOC (in Grams/Lite): 740 gm/l

NFPA RATING:  1,3,0

D.O.T. ID NUMBER: UN1268

New ERA Wash Thinner

Startex New Era Wash Thinner is a VOC compliant blend for use in place of Toluene / Xylene. Made with exempt solvents and contains NO HAPS. Excellent for cleaning brushes, rollers and spray equipment.

Liquid Sander – Deglosser

Recommended prior to refinishing with latex finishes, oil-based paints, and varnishes. It creates a temporary tack in old painted or varnished surfaces to help new finishes bond to old. Eliminates sanding in many instances before repainting.

New Era Lacquer Thinner

Startex New Era Lacquer Thinner is a VOC compliant blend for use in reducing clear and pigmented lacquers. Made with exempt solvents and contains NO HAPS. Excellent for cleaning brushes, rollers, and spray equipment.