What else can you use Sodium Percarbonate for besides cleaning wood?

Christopher

Moderator
I purchased a lot of the Sodium Percarbonate a while back and it is just sitting there.

I don't do much wood restoration and I would like to know what else I can use that product for as it is just taking up space.

Thanks.
 

Nichole

Ms Awesome
Use it in your washer machine for your clothes. Does well on getting stains out of carpets. Doesn't seem to work well on roofs. I am unsure of any uses that might do you any good.
 
Use it in your washer machine for your clothes. Does well on getting stains out of carpets. Doesn't seem to work well on roofs. I am unsure of any uses that might do you any good.
Yeah, what she said! You can clean almost anything with it, but you might add a surfactant. I use it all around the house, on tile floors, carpet, walls, I bet it will even clean vinyl siding.

Just go sell some deck or fence jobs. You can just keep it, I had some in my basement for a longtime before I started using it on wood.
 

Rick2

New member
I use it to clean the grout in my halls and bathroom floor tiles. Also works great in the garage for cleaning rusty tools, nuts/bolts and about a zillion other things. I also use it in my coffee pot to clean the brown coffee stains from the stainless steel pot. My wife uses it in the laundry and if you put a little in a spray bottle it'll clean the carpets in your car/truck nicely. It also cleans rust stains from by boat's hull from the bilge pump water.
 

Pete Marentay

Distinguished Professors
whatever you do, don't add bleach to it! Ends up like a weird science experiment, bubbling everywhere.

Actually, quite good for taking out blood stains from carpet, etc., too.
 

Christopher

Moderator
Thanks for the ideas.

I don't have carpet, I have Red Oak hardwood floors in the house so carpet cleaning is not an issue.

I might try some in the laundry and see if it does anything.

I was wondering if it would do any other type of cleaning out in the field, maybe cleaning things that we have not thought about before or things that you just don't think about too much.

I don't know if it would work like a degreaser.

I have tried cleaning roofs with it, you still need some pressure which I only soft wash roofs.

I have tried cleaning mold, mildew and algae off buildings........did not do good, went back to the tried and true house wash mix.


What exactly is this cleaner intended to clean? Like I mentioned, I am not into wood restoration.

I am guessing that wood restoration is not the main type of cleaning that this chemical was intended to clean but I could be wrong.

When someone figured out that it could be used to clean other surfaces, what is the main surface it was intended to clean? Hospital surfaces?
 

Greg Rentschler

New member
Works well on porous surfaces where the oxygen produced can lift stains and discoloration. Wood is really the ideal although we rarely use it on it either these days.
 
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