Cleaners Table

Updated July 12, 2022

 Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate)

is most caustic, use at ~ 5%, can strip old paint?

do NOT use on aluminum?

 1 cup weighs 6.0 oz

OxyClean 1 cup weighs 9.2 oz; max concentration is 10.5 floz dry in  _____  fl oz water

 

Borax 1 cup weighs 6.0 oz

max concentration is ~3%

 

Deck Cleaner

Carpet Cleaner

Updated Purpose Source Warm Water Borax Soap Washing Soda OxyClean Other Directions
General Dr. Bronner 1 qt Sal Suds 1 TBSP

(or 1 oz 50%)

can add 1/4 tsp tea tree oil Dr. Bronner Link

(1 gallon water requires 4 oz 50% sal suds)

6/2021 Deck Bob Vila 2 gal (1 cup optional) 1/4 cup liquid

(= 2 oz Sal suds 50%)

2 cups

(weighs 18.4 oz)

Liberally saturate the deck by dipping the brush into the homemade cleaning solution and sloshing it over the planks. Starting at one end and working your way to the other, scrub with the brush to work up a light lather, rewetting the brush’s bristles as needed.
6/2021 Deck ? 1 gallon 1/2 – 1 cup 1 cup weighs 6 oz.

1/2 cup in 1 gallon  is ~ 4.5% by weight; 3.13% by volume

6/2021 Household Peppermint Soap Spray? 2 cups 1/2 tsp peppermint castile 1/2 tsp 12 drops peppermint oil
6/2021 Carpet MY Carpet Cleaner Concentrate
6/2021 Carpet Borax Co 1 gal 1/2 cup CAN be used in steam cleaner
6/2021 General Borax Co 12 oz 1/2 cup let sit for 3-5 min

1/2 cup weighs ~ 3 oz; 3 oz in 12 oz = 3/15 = 20%!

6/2021 Carpet -Ped Urine Borax Co 1/2 cup 1/4 cup salt

1/4 cup vinegar

let sit 30-45 min
6/2021 Dishwasher Borax Co 1/4 cup with dishes!
6/2021 Mineral Buildup Borax Co 4 cups 2 tsp

 

 

 

 

Laundry Soaps

Regular

Tide 2 oz

Dr Bronner Castille 2-4 oz

Dr Bronner Sal Suds  1 – 1.5oz

HE

Half Dr. Bronners

Tide HE 50 oz for 32 loads = 1.56 oz/load

SO

Tide Regular 1 oz = Castille 1-2 oz  = Sal Suds 0.5 – 0.75 oz