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Trisodium phosphate is also known as trisodium orthophosphate, sodium phosphate or TSP. It is a water-soluble salt ,that acts as a cleaning agent and degreaser. TSP is a white, crystalline solid that produces an alkaline solution when mixed with water. A non-sudsing powdered Trisodium Phosphate compound that is formulated for heavy duty cleaning. Preferred by painting and cleaning professionals for removing heavy deposits of greasy grime, smoke, soot stains and chalked paint from walls, woodwork and floors. It is great for removing stains from walls prior to repainting after smoke damage. Removes mildew and mildew stains when mixed with bleach. Also recommended for washing away paint remover sludge.
TSP is suitable for the following usages:
…and many more uses.
HOW TO USE TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE:
UsingTrisodium Phosphate To Clean Before Painting
Even if it’s not necessary to sand or strip a surface, all dirt and grime must be removed. Trisodium Phosphate can remove dirt, grease, soap scum and many more surface contaminates and is probably the most powerful cleaner to use on walls and trim.
Typical surfaces include painted walls, ceilings, wood trim and windows. Trisodium phosphate, also known as TSP, will strip away many years worth of grime leaving a clean and etched surface to maximize the paints adhesion.
TSP Mixing Instructions
Mix 1/4 cup per gallon of very warm water, for a super heavy-duty solution use 1/2 cup. Apply with a sponge and use a scrub pad for heavy deposits. Squeeze excess solution from the sponge and wash from the bottom up.
Allow the cleaning solution to sit on the surface for 1-2 minutes then rinse with warm water. Repeated rinsing might be necessary to remove all the contamination and cleaner. Pay attention to the mixing instructions on the box. Not all products are the same. Strengths can vary between the different manufactures.
If repeated rinsing isn’t for you, try no-rinse TSP instead. This formula isn’t as strong as standard trisodium phosphate, but will do a good job at removing house hold grease and grime. The best part is no rinsing is required when used according to directions.
TSP Warnings and Precautions
Trisodium phosphate is a very strong cleaner and can cause burns when mixed according to directions. Wear rubber gloves, protective clothing and eye protection. Do not allow the trisodium phosphate solution to touch the skin or make contact with your eyes.
Please Note: Strong trisodium phosphate solutions can discolour metals and degloss paint. Do not use on linoleum or similar surfaces. Use great care around stained wood as damage to the finish will occur. Protect adjacent surfaces with plastic and masking tape.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.