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A Quick Guide To Finding The Right Product

Use this Product Guide to find the right Jasco® product for your job — then check the descriptions below for more product information.

Jasco® Solvents And Thinners

Acetone is a strong, fast-acting solvent that is a thinner and remover for specified coatings, including polyester and epoxy resins, ink, adhesives and contact cement. Acetone is an effective cleanup solvent after the completion of a fiberglass project, for removal of excess fiberglass resin or foreign material from solvent-tolerant surfaces.

Boiled Linseed Oil is a classic wood finish and natural protectant that is produced from the seed of the flax plant and processed so that it will dry faster than raw linseed oil. Boiled Linseed Oil protects and seals unfinished wood surfaces and produces a beautiful hand-rubbed finish on fine wood and antiques.

Japan Drier contains a special blend of lead-free drying agents that accelerate the drying ability of oil-based enamel and varnish. It is especially effective when weather is damp or cool to speed the drying time. Use Japan Drier for these coatings: oil-based paint, oil-based enamel, varnish and polyurethane.

Lacquer Thinner is a high-solvency, medium-drying thinner for lacquer. Cleans tools and equipment after a lacquer project.

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is a thinner for specified coatings, including polyester and epoxy resins, ink, and adhesives. It is recommended for use when a rate of evaporation slower than acetone is desired. 

Odorless Mineral Spirits is a premium, highly refined solvent formula which effectively thins and blends well into oil-based paint, stain and varnish. It is very low odor and dries with no residue and is an excellent cleaner for brushes and equipment.

Paint Thinner  effectively thins oil-based paint, stain and varnish. It can also be used to clean brushes and equipment immediately after use.

Pure Gum Spirits Turpentine is a superior, natural thinner preferred by artists to thin or remove art paints.

VM&P Naphtha can be used in place of Paint Thinner for oil-based paint, varnish and enamel when a faster drying time is desired. It can also be used when spraying to help prevent runs.

Xylene can be used in place of Toluene to thin specified oil-based paint, lacquer, varnish, epoxy, adhesives and synthetic enamels when a slower rate of evaporation is desired. Xylene will also remove certain adhesives, and is an excellent clean-up solvent for tools and equipment immediately after use.

Jasco® Cleaning and Surface Prep

Brush Cleaner cleans synthetic bristle brushes, artist brushes, roller covers, trays, and equipment after a project. It removes hardened latex and oil-based paint, enamel, varnish, shellac, lacquer, and polyurethane to leave tools looking like new.

Denatured Alcohol cleans glass and is used as a fuel for marine stoves.

Easy Liquid Sander Deglosser is a water-based, biodegradable, non-flammable formula that permanently deglosses surfaces. It is much easier than sanding to help new finishes adhere to old finishes. Works on paint, varnish, enamel, lacquer, polyurethane and stain and is great for kitchen cabinets, wood moldings and door facings.

Liquid Mask & Seal is formulated for professional use, but is great for the homeowner looking for a professional and easy finish on window and door trim. Mask and Seal allows you to skip the steps of masking and cleaning glass in both windows and doors by allowing you to prime the frames and mask in one easy step. This also gives you the added feature of sealing the windows against drafts and water damage. After peeling away the Mask & Seal, you are left with clean glass and no adhesive residue.

Muriatic Acid can be used to etch concrete, brighten concrete & masonry, or remove excess mortar from bricks. It may also be used to control the pH balance in swimming pools.

Prep & Primer converts rust from ferrous iron to iron phosphate, this product prepares the metal surface for paint or auto body filler to have maximum adhesion and longer life. After it is applied, degrees of color change may vary from metal to metal but usually will turn from a whitish-gray powder to black, to show a chemical reaction occurred.

TSP Substitute can be used for the fastest cleaning and surface preparation. This no-rinse one-step formula prepares your surfaces for repainting or refinishing. It is recommended to bond old enamel, oil-based or latex paint, varnish, or lacquer finishes to new coatings, or before wallpapering. It removes grease, grime, mildew stains, food stains, crayon, dirt, smoke, old wallpaper paste and wax from painted or unpainted wood, metal, or vinyl wallpaper.

Jasco® Removers

Premium Paint & Epoxy Remover is an extremely strong stripper that effectively removes paint, varnish, lacquer, shellac, epoxy, urethane, latex or any synthetic coating. It can be used on wood, metal, concrete and masonry. The semi-paste formula works in 15 minutes or less and clings to vertical surfaces.

Premium Paint & Epoxy Remover Aerosol strips the toughest paints, epoxies, and coatings. It removes paints, varnish, lacquer, vinyl, shellac, epoxy, polyurethane, latex, and synthetic coatings. The extra strength aerosol spray works in 15 minutes.

Spray-On Stripper is a professional strength remover specially formulated for refinishing tasks and complete removal of coatings on flat, vertical and carved surfaces. Can be applied by brush, dip or spray. It penetrates into cracks, carvings, and wood grain to lift out paint coatings. It is excellent for soaking hinges, knobs, small wood items and metal parts. Can be used as an after wash to clean residue from stripping and leave a finished neutral surface. Spray-on will not raise wood grain and is harmless to wood, glass, metal, plaster and fine furniture if used properly.

Varnish & Stain Remover is especially formulated for fine antiques and wood surfaces to remove all clear coatings and lift out stains. This allows you to have a fresh surface to refinish existing woodwork and achieve the look you desire in your refinishing project. Varnish and Stain Remover is safe for fine antiques, woods and veneers.

Jasco® Industrial Maintenance Coating Thinners

Lacquer Retarder is exclusively designated for the thinning of Industrial Maintenance Coatings.

Lacquer Thinner is exclusively designated for the thinning of Industrial Maintenance Coatings.

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is exclusively designated for the thinning of Industrial Maintenance Coatings.

VM&P Naphtha is exclusively designated for the thinning of Industrial Maintenance Coatings.

Paint Thinner is exclusively designated for the thinning of Industrial Maintenance Coatings.

Xylene is exclusively designated for the thinning of Industrial Maintenance Coatings.

Jasco® Green™

Jasco® Green™ Brush Cleaner cleans synthetic brushes, roller covers, trays, and equipment after a project. The biodegradable, citrus scented formula removes fresh latex and oil-based paint to leave tools looking like new.

Jasco® Green™ Muriatic Acid has 90% lower fumes than standard Muriatic Acid. It effectively etches and brightens concrete and masonry. Also, use to remove excess wet mortar from bricks.

Jasco® Green™ Odorless Mineral Spirits is made with 65% more renewable resources and has 65% lower fumes and petroleum solvents than traditional mineral spirits. It is milky white and has a unique, patent-pending formula containing Odorless Mineral Spirits. It has 65% lower VOCs than regular mineral spirits. It contains no Hazardous Air Pollutants (Neither this product nor any of its ingredients are considered to be flammable liquids by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Hazardous Air Pollutants as defined by the EPA) and no ozone depleting chemicals.

Jasco® Green™ Paint Thinner is better for the environment because it contains no Hazardous Air Pollutants (65% less solvents used than regular Jasco® Paint Thinner and no Hazardous Air Pollutants No environmental benefits are claimed for this product beyond those specifically indentified on the label), no ozone-depleting chemicals. It is low VOC and has 65% fewer petroleum solvents. It is a revolutionary, safer paint thinner formula that thins, cleans, and preps. It is milky-white in color and can be used to thin any color of oil-based paint, stain, and varnish without affecting the color of the dried paint. Safer Paint Thinner is also ideal for removing dirt from metal, plastic, wood, and painted surfaces so paint will adhere. It is excellent for cleaning up after a painting project by removing paint spills and cleaning brushes, pans, buckets, rollers, stirring tools, foam applicators, and spray equipment. Nylon brushes are left soft and in great condition.