Sunday, August 7, 2011

Simple Sundays - TSP



Several people have e-mailed me and asked what I use to clean my kitchen walls and cabinets in order to prep them for painting or for general cleaning. I use TSP cleaning powder and my mom always used it so it is what I have always chosen for the job. It is a great degreaser and wonderful for just wiping down walls and cabinets. Wear rubber gloves though. Below is a snippet of info I found on the internet.

TSP and Wall Painting

The TSP cleaner is also useful for wall painters as it helps clean, degrease and de-gloss the walls. Using this cleaner also means that you won't ever have to sandpaper your wall clean anymore, either.

This cleaner helps you further prep your wall for painting by breaking down the gloss in oil based paints which then opens up pores in the wall in order to help you easily lay on the paint. When using your TSP cleaner for this purpose, do remember to thoroughly rinse your wall and allow the surface area to completely dry before you begin painting.

8 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great reminder. I havn't used this for years. Hugs, Marty

Snap said...

Thanks for the hint!

laurie said...

well you and your mum know your stuff because my hubbies parents were painters and plasters for 40 years and thats what the pro's use,, great stuff!

Maria said...

I never knew this! Wow! This is a great tip! Thank you so much!

Cindy said...

Interesting, that is what we use, too.
Hugs, Cindy

Mimi Sue said...

I use TSP before I paint furniture too. Really cleans off the gunk. Love those polka dot cleaner wipes. I'll be checking them out in Target this week. Mimi

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I need to get me some! Thanks for tip! :)

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have your post being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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