I am setting up to do wet plate collodion work. Everclear or 95/5 ethanol/water is not a commercial option where I live (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). I can get 95/5 ethanol/methanol without too much difficulty.

(Don't worry about the OSHA and health concerns I am a professional art conservator and spend a lot of time in the spray booth, and fume hood doing very much fun but noxious stuff.)

But, I want advice from you practitioners of arcane arts as to whether to expect chemical and photographic problems when substituting ethanol with 5% methanol for everclear.

I will report back in any case but I would appreciate helpful advice in any case.

Thank you

Mark MacKenzie, M.A.C.