Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

MEK is a strong solvent and degreaser. It is excellent for dissolving resins and adhesives and removing old finishes and contact cement. It can be used for cleaning fibreglass repair tools and for thinning fibreglass resins and is an excellent diluent for lacquer thinners.

MEK is a highly volatile solvent that evaporates quickly, it is often used by professional paint shops and painters to thin acrylics and lacquers and other projects where epoxies are used.

Use caution when handling and storing MEK because it is a flammable solvent. Recochem MEK has a moderate odour and fumes from spills may not be easily detected.

Ideal for automotive parts, marine and paint sundry departments.

MEK Uses:

  • Thins fibreglass resins; cleans fibreglass repair tools
  • Dissolves resins and adhesives
  • Removes old finish and contact cement
  • Thins acrylics, lacquers and epoxies

Product Packaging Specifications


Unit/Case Pack




946 mL/6



13-364 3.78 L/4 056438133643 40056438133641
13-368 18.9 L 056438133681  NA