Turpentine Gum Spirits Substitute

Formulated to comply with the California Air Resources Board standards, Klean-Strip® Gum Spirits Turpentine Substitute removes fresh, general-purpose adhesives — and some dried adhesives.


Apply over a small area (up to 9 sq. ft.) directly to the adhesive. Allow product to penetrate and loosen the adhesive. Wipe or use a scraper to remove adhesive. Do not allow to dry on surface as the adhesive can re-adhere. 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. Do not apply to floors or any other large surface areas because fire and health safety risks will increase dramatically. Protect eyes with chemical splash goggles and avoid prolonged skin contact. Do not use as a general purpose cleaner.

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 degrees. 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. MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTION BY SKIN CONTACT OR INHALATION. 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.


Product Category - General Purpose Adhesive Remover

MAX VOC: 20%


Can paint thinner be used instead of turpentine to thin artist paint?
Paint thinner evaporates more quickly than mineral spirits, so fumes from turpentine can be more hazardous than those of OMS. Turpentine is also more flammable than mineral spirits. Instead, use either a turpentine substitute or Klean-Strip® OMS as a cheaper alternative to solvents from an art supply store. If you use oil paint mediums that contain damar varnish, you must use turpentine as a solvent.

What is the shelf life of solvents?
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.