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How do you dispose of TSP water?

Last Updated: 29th May, 2020

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If you have very small quantities of a product that contains the detergent TSP (trisodium phosphate), flush it down the toilet or washtub drain with plenty of water. Move the container to a sheltered, secure, outdoor area away from flames, children, and pets. Open the lid and allow the liquid to dry.

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Then, does TSP need to be rinsed?

Standard TSP must be rinsed away with clean water. Depending on how dirty the surface is, several rinses may be necessary. It isn't as strong as the original TSP, but it is well-suited for lightly soiled surfaces and general-purpose cleaning. It requires no rinsing when mixed as directed.

Secondly, how do I dispose of wood stain? Contact your local branch of Habitat for Humanity, community theater group, or other organizations that have a need for wood stain. Call locations first, then drop off the stain during their open hours.

Just so, how do you dispose of water sealant?

Driveway sealer is considered household hazardous waste. If any sealer remains in the container, the container must be brought to an Eco-Depot household hazardous waste collection event for proper disposal. If the bucket is completely empty of sealer, it should be thrown in the trash.

Is TSP dangerous?

TSP is moderately toxic by ingestion and is a minor skin irritant, but the big advantage of using it is that it doesn't produce toxic fumes. Keep TSP out of children's reach, and use gloves while cleaning with it.

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Yngrid Krebel

Professional

What can I use instead of TSP?

If you are looking for a more natural trisodium phosphate substitute, borax can be a fine replacement. It doesn't require all the safety measures of TSP and is inexpensive, easy to use and it won't hurt the environment. Borax can kill fungus and strip away dirt and grease on porous surfaces such as wood and cement.

Karel Heinl

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Can I pour tsp down the drain?

If you have very small quantities of a product that contains the detergent TSP (trisodium phosphate), flush it down the toilet or washtub drain with plenty of water.

Aridian Iando

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Is TSP a Deglosser?

TSP is in essence a strong detergent and should not be used as a deglosser. However, it is a good product for cleaning and preparing a surface for painting.

Dolly Jirava

Explainer

Is trisodium phosphate the same as baking soda?

Trisodium phosphate adds, well, phosphates, which are essential nutrients. Many sources say aids the addition of calcium, (1, 2). That it corrodes metal is of little importance on its own--table salt will corrode metal as well. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is used as a cleaning agent and a pesticide.

Afrodita Ponce De Leon

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Does TSP leave a residue?

Uses for TSP
TSP is used for washing surfaces prior to painting, especially exterior surfaces. It can damage many metal and painted surfaces, and can stain woods. It is not recommended for use on glass, either, since it will leave a filmy residue. TSP can also be used as a masonry cleaner.

Azam Perote

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Does TSP kill mold?

Suitability for exterior surfaces: TSP works well—and without damage—on a variety of surfaces, including brick and stone, cement, wood, and roofing. Mold and mildew treatment: One benefit of washing exteriors with TSP cleaner is that, when combined with household bleach, it eliminates mold and mildew.

Kaori Vunk

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Can you use TSP in a pressure washer?

It is best that you go for a pressure washer that will let you mix in detergent to the water. When you do pressure wash with detergent, though, use trisodium phosphate (TSP). Mix a pound of TSP to four gallons of water. Safely Using Pressure Washers - Before you start pressure washing, clear the surface of any mildew.

Jenica Floria

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Naual Haenichen

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Where can I drop off unwanted paint?

Companies like Habitat for Humanity and PaintCare accept leftover paint in order to recycle it. You can also search for a hazardous waste drop-off facility in your area at Earth911.com.

Yusra Borcher

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How do you dispose of adhesives?

For larger amounts, spread the adhesive in thin layers on cardboard or newspapers. If the adhesive is in a tube, slit the tube for drying. For two-part adhesives, mix them together before letting them dry. When the adhesive has hardened, you can safely place it in the trash.

Thea Tebar

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Can you throw away empty stain cans?

Details: 360-380-4640 and whatcomcounty.us/833/Disposal-of-Toxics-Facility. Water-based (latex) paints and stains can be put in your garbage, if properly handled. Once the material is solid, put it in the garbage, with the lid off so the driver can check.

Fae Alzuria

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Is Thompson Water Seal safe for pets?

This product is 100% ec-friendly and will not harm pets.

Eusterio Zumbiel

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How do you dispose of deck sealant?

Be sure it's latex paint or stain! Look on the label for the word "latex," or for directions to clean up or thin with water. Oil -based paints should be brought to a hazardous waste collection for proper disposal. Once the latex paint has hardened or solidified, place the can with the lid off in your garbage container.

Xuyan Ouchen

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Does driveway sealer go bad?

If the product is protected from freezing and stored in a heated room at 50 degrees or higher, you should be fine. Driveway Sealer should be used within 1 year of purchase.

Shuli Subiela

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How do you dispose of Elmer's Glue?

Glue bottles and glue sticks cannot be recycled through your curbside recycling program unless your community specifically lists them as a recyclable item. You may be able to recycle glue bottles and glue sticks by taking them to your local recycling center, but those programs are rare as well.

Cedrick Berck

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What is Thompson's Water Seal made of?

"Thompson's Water Seal is the epitome of masterful marketing selling a junk product. The main ingredients in TWS are denatured alchohol and parafin wax, neither of which are worth a rat's patootie on wood, much less canvas.

Stanley Salamo

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Is wood stain flammable when dry?

It is not nearly as flammable as the oil-based stain. Unlike the oil-based stain, though, the water-based stain dries very quickly making it more difficult to use. Because of the rapid drying once on the wood surface, it is not easy to achieve an even finish.

Miroslawa Penney

Reviewer

Can I take paint to the dump?

Only empty metal paint cans are widely accepted for recycling at most household waste recycling centres. Currently, plastic paint cans are not widely accepted for recycling, although your local recycling facility will likely still accept them and ensure they are disposed of responsibly.

Azalee Weinschenker

Reviewer

Can wood stain go down the drain?

Do not place oil-based or latex (water-based) paint, primer, stain or wood sealers in the trash. Do not pour them down the drain or on the ground.