Mineral Spirits for SCAQMD

The versatility of Klean-Strip® Mineral Spirits has made it a staple in the workshops of homeowners and professional tradespeople alike. Klean-Strip® Mineral Spirits is a strong solvent that can be used for cleaning and degreasing — and is used to clean up paintbrushes, tools and equipment immediately after an oil-based paint project.

Product manufactured on or after January 1, 2015 is not for sale or use in California.


For fresh oil-based coatings, agitate brush or roller in Mineral Spirits until all visible residue is dissolved. Then rinse using fresh Mineral Spirits. Knock out excess solvent and hang to dry. For degreasing, apply to a clean cloth and wipe thoroughly. Not intended for use as a thinner in California.

For cleaning and degreasing large surfaces before painting:

Pour an appropriate amount of product into an empty paint can or other compatible container.
Dip rag into container so it becomes saturated; squeeze rag into container to remove excess product.
Use wetted rag to wipe down surface.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until surface is clean.
Wipe surface dry and prepare to paint.
Place dirty rags and solvent in an airtight container and dispose of properly

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. Contains Petroleum Distillates. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and other ignition sources. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO PREVENT BUILDUP OF VAPORS. 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. 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 immediate medical attention.

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


Product Category – General Purpose Degreaser

Max VOC: 0.5%

Can I use Klean Strip® Mineral Spirits for SCAQMD to thin paint?
No, this product is only designed to work as a cleaner and is not for thinning paint.

Is Klean Strip® Mineral Spirits for SCAQMD flammable?
It is combustible. The vapors can ignite, so do not use near sources of ignition, and do not spread product over large areas.

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

What is SCAQMD?
SCAQMD is an acronym for, South Coast Air Quality Management District.

What is the shelf life of Klean Strip® Mineral Spirits for SCAQMD?
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.