GJVM190 – Gallon

Helpful Tip

Do not use as a general purpose cleaner. Do not use as a thinner for water-based paints, latex coatings, or shellac.

OTHER Solvents And Thinners PRODUCTS


Jasco® 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.


THINNING: Follow the coating manufacturer’s instructions for the proper amount of VM&P Naphtha required. We recommend starting with a ratio of 4 ounces per gallon. Do not use more than recommended.

CLEANING: 1. Saturate a clean, lint-free cloth with Naphtha. Thoroughly cover area. 2. Allow to stand for about 1 minute and wipe dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. Turn cloth frequently to ensure a clean side contacts surface. Replace cloth as necessary.

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 other large areas because fire and health safety risks will increase dramatically. Protect eyes with chemical splash goggles and avoid prolonged skin contact.

HELPFUL TIPS: Do not use as a general purpose cleaner. Do not use as a thinner for water-based paints, latex coatings, or shellac.

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°. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not reuse this container.

DISPOSAL: If container is corroded, rusted or shows 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! FLAMMABLE. KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, FLAME AND ALL OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION. VAPORS MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE OR IGNITE EXPLOSIVELY. VAPORS MAY TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO OTHER AREAS AND ROOMS AWAY FROM WORK SITE. Do not smoke. 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! HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. EYE IRRITANT. VAPOR HARMFUL. Contains Petroleum Distillates. 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.

FIRST AID - IF SWALLOWED, do not induce vomiting. Immediately call your poison control center, hospital emergency room or physician immediately for instructions. IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, immediately flush with water, remove any contact lens, continue flushing with water for at least 15 minutes, then get immediate medical attention. IN CASE OF SKIN CONTACT, immediately wash with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.


Not for sale or use in California.


Is Jasco® VM&P Naphtha flammable?
Yes, do not use this product near sources of ignition or sparks, and do not spread it over a large area.

Can I store Jasco® VM&P Naphtha in my backyard shed?
Store in a cool dry place, keep lid closed tightly.

How much Jasco® VM&P Naphtha should I add to my paint to thin it?
Add 4 ounces per gallon of paint.

What is the shelf life of this product?
Three years unopened and six months once opened.

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.