Sugar Soap?


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Old 03-26-01, 04:35 AM
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Had a question in Wallpaper concerning sugar soap. Anyone know what it is as far as what it is made of. Here are a couple of links to sites that sell it http://www.decoratingdirect.co.uk/viewprod/b/BARTSS/
http://www.challs.com/products/industrial.html Thanks for your time...Mike

 
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Old 03-26-01, 08:29 AM
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Mike, I vaguely remember references to sugar soap in some very old books, but never knew what it consisted of until now. (Internet time two minutes compared to years of library research).

Sugar soap premixed version http://www.pascoes.com.au/html/hazard_7274.html

It seems that sugar soap is the cleaner of choice in Europe and the UK (verses TSP in the US).

From now on: "clean with TSP or sugar soap" (international flair). I can see it now...(USA downhome
redneck)...I washed the walls with Tide and sugar, like you said, but the walls are very sticky.
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Old 03-26-01, 01:55 PM
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In the UK, TSP is antiseptic...It wont clean the nicotene......but it`ll kill the germs!!
 
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Old 03-26-01, 10:14 PM
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Nicotine? I'll bet it does...there is enough phosphate to cut a stick of butter. Interestingly a food grade of
Sodium Tripolyphosphate exists also. Yum! Yum! I'll be viewing beef a fish with a more suspicious eye from now on.
 
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Old 03-27-01, 06:04 AM
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Sugar Soap?

Gents:

Not an painting pro, but I do know about sugar soap. I'm an American who just spent 5 years in New Zealand where "sugar soap" is the cleaner of choice for pre-painting, and can also be used for general wall cleaning. "Sugar soap" is the generic name, not a brand name.

I'm pretty sure it is also widely used in Australia, and I suspect in UK, where it probably originated.

Not sure what it's made of, but I can attest to its cleaning power. Frankly, given the choice between TSP and sugar soap, if I could find it (and I have looked in the US), I would use sugar soap.

Hope that helps.





 
 

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