What are the major components and subsequent advantages that distinguish various household cleaners? (Ex, Soap and water vs 409, glass cleaners, mold/mildew type cleaners, etc?


I’m sure some of it has to do with some lipophilic solvent or stronger detergents to cut through grease, etc, but what about some specifics?

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Question Changed status to publish March 29, 2020

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Chiming in kind of late, and I don’t know nearly as much as others. But having worked with wood and wood finishes quite a bit I would recommend against using things like pledge to clean finished wood surfaces, it can damage the finish and makes it hard to refinish. Instead use water with a bit of dawn dish soap in it, it cuts grease and cleans most things off and won’t damage your finish.

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