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Product Name: Kwik Liquid No-Wash Paint and Varnish Remover-04/23/2015
Form: liquid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » paint remover » Paint
Commercial / Institutional » paint spray gun and brush » Cleaner
Home maintenance » remover » Paint
Customer Service: 800-238-2672
Date Entered: 2016-08-07
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Barr & Co., Inc., W.M.
Address: 2101 Channel Avenue
City: Memphis
State: TN
Zip Code: 37501
Telephone Number: 800-238-2672
Fax Number: 800-621-9508
Toll Free Number: 800-398-3892
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-17
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the (Material) Safety Data Sheet, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Hazard Statements

|Danger. Highly flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled. May cause cancer. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. Causes damage to organs. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe gas/mist/vapors/spray. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required.


IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.

IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before re-use. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.

IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.

IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention.

IF exposed: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

IF exposed or concerned: Get medical attention/advice. Get medical attention/advice if you feel unwell. Specific treatment see label.

In case of fire, use dry chemical powder to extinguish.


Store container tightly closed in well-ventilated place. Store locked up.


Dispose of contents/container according to local, state and federal regulations.

DO NOT USE FOR STRIPPING FLOORS OR IN PLACES WHERE A FLAMMABLE REMOVER MIGHT BE HAZARDOUS. DANGER! EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, FLAME AND ALL OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION. VAPORS MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE OR IGNITE EXPLOSIVELY. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights, and turn off all stoves, heaters, electric motors and all other sources of ignition during use and until all vapors are gone. 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 and 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 -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. DANGER! POISON. MAY BE FATAL OR CAUSE BLINDNESS IF SWALLOWED. VAPOR HARMFUL.EYE and SKIN IRRITANT. Contains Acetone, Methanol, Methylene Chloride, and Toluene. Cannot be made non-poisonous. Methylene Chloride has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The risk to your health depends on the level and duration of exposure. 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.Avoid breathing of vapors or mist and contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not take internally.WARNING: Using this prod uct will expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Danger. Highly flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled. May cause cancer. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. Causes damage to organs. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: This material is an eye irritant. Causes severe burns. May cause irritation and injury; severe corneal effects; corneal damage; stinging; tearing; redness; and swelling. If not promptly removed, will injure eye tissue, which may result in permanent damage. May cause symptoms listed under inhalation. Vapors may also cause irritation.

Skin Contact: Harmful if absorbed through skin. Product may be absorbed through skin. Causes severe burns. May cause irritation; drying and cracking of skin; burning; redness; blisters; numbness in fingers and arms; erythema; dermatitis; defatting of skin; white patches and wrinkles on skin; itching; pain; and tissue destruction; intense pain if not promptly removed; skin discoloration and anesthetization. Absorption through skin may cause poisoning and death. May cause increase and cause additional symptoms listed under inhalation.

Inhalation: Vapor harmful. May cause dizziness; headache; watering of eyes; irritation of respiratory tract; muscle weakness; muscle twitches; sweating; pallor; ringing in ears; irritation to the mucus membranes; gastric disturbances; edema of lungs; injury to kidney; liver; heart; pancreas and spleen; arm, leg and chest pains; hot flashes; increase in carboxyhemoglobin levels, which can cause stress to the cardiovascular system; vomiting; depression of the central nervous system; fall in body temperature; numbness in fingers, arms, and legs; irregular or rapid heartbeat; depression; loss of coordination; weakness; drowsiness; loss of appetite; fatigue; irritation; vomiting; eye irritation; anesthesia; insomnia; lightheadedness; stomach and intestinal pain; heartburn; confusion; giddiness; narcosis; brain damage; hallucinations; unconsciousness; olfactory changes; shock; collapse; coma; and death. Severe overexposure may cause poisoning; convulsions; unconsciousness; and death. Elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels can be additive to the increase caused by smoking and other carbon monoxide sources. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling can be harmful or fatal.

Ingestion: Poison. Cannot be made non-poisonous. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. May cause blindness; dizziness; nausea; headache; irritation to mouth; loss of coordination; stupor; nose, throat, and stomach irritation; abdominal pains, burns in mouth, pharynx and gastrointestinal tract; gastrointestinal irritation; muscle weakness and twitches; vomiting; diarrhea including bloody diarrhea; intense burning of mouth and throat; skin rash; urine output may be scanty and may contain hemoglobin; irregular breathing; frothing at mouth and nose; blue discoloration of skin; fall in blood pressure; depression of the central nervous system; collapse; shock; unconsciousness; and death. May produce additional symptoms listed under inhalation. Liquid aspirated into lungs, during vomiting, may cause chemical pneumonia and systemic effects.
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Prolonged or repeated contact may cause dermatitis. May cause dizziness; headache; fainting; skin rash; irritations; erupt
Carcinogenicity: Toluene (000108-88-3)

IARC: Group 3


Dichloromethane (000075-09-2)

IARC: Group 2B


NTP: Possible

OSHA: Listed

Acetone (000067-64-1)

First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flush with water, remove any contact lenses, continue flushing with water for at least 15 minutes, then get medical attention.

Skin Contact: Irritation may result. Immediately wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothes and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated shoes.

Inhalation: If user experiences breathing difficulty, move to air free of vapors. Administer oxygen or artificial respiration until medical assistance can be rendered.

Ingestion: Call your local poison control center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately for instructions to induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Notes to Physician: Poison. This product contains methanol and methylene chloride. Methanol is metabolized to formaldehyde and formic acid. These metabolites may cause metabolic acidosis, visual disturbances, and blindness. Since metabolism is required for these toxic symptoms, their onset may be delayed from 6 to 30 hours following ingestion. Ethanol competes for the same metabolic pathway and has been used as an antidote. Methanol is effectively removed by hemodialysis. Adrenalin should never be given to a person overexposed to methylene chloride. Call your local poison control center for further instructions.
Health Rating: 2*
Flammability Rating: 3
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2015-04-23
Handling: Read carefully all cautions and directions on product label before use. Since empty container retains residue, follow all label warnings even after container is empty. Dispose of empty container according to all regulations. Do not reuse this container. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry place. Exposure to high temperatures or prolonged exposure to sun may cause can to leak or swell. Once opened, remover should be used within six months or discarded to avoid can deterioration. Do not use near flames or at elevated temperatures.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Methylene chloride000075-09-220.0-30.0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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