Nitromors (formally "Nitromors Master Craftsmans Paint And Varnish Remover") is a paint-stripping chemical intended for DIY use. It is manufactured in the U.K. by Henkel Consumer Adhesives of Winsford, Cheshire.

The original product ( up to circa 2006 ) came in 2 versions - "All Purpose" and "Master Craftsman'". The active and main ingredient of both the original Nitromors versions was dichloromethane (also known as methylene chloride) accompanied by a smaller proportion of methanol. This product was recommended by the Guild of Master Craftsmen and the Guild's logo appeared on the tin. ( Image to follow )

For details of the original product follow the link to the 2006 safety data sheet

For an earlier version see .[1]

I can confirm from personal experience that contact of the original product with the skin does produce an immediate burning sensation!!

The current All Purpose version of the product ( as of 2011 ) does not contain any of the active ingredient dichloromethane, and the logo representing approval by the Guild of Master Craftsmen no longer appears on the tin. ( image to follow )

The instructions for use of all the versions of the product indicate that great care should be taken to work in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors, because there are health risks from the fumes.


  1. ^ Loctite Corporation 'Safety Data Sheet: Nitromors All Purpose Paint & Varnish Remover'

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