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Old 05-20-2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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Household Cleaning Liquid

For a long time I've been using Barcolene liquid. It's concentrated and is added to a bucket of water, to thoroughly clean the kitchen and bathroom floors as well as my deck. It did a great job, loosening the dirt in the grout and such. It looked toxic as a day-glo green liquid in a clear bottle with an orange label.

I can't find it anywhere. Not in stores and not online.

What do you recommend as a replacement.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:06 PM   #2
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I've heard good things about Simple Green, though I haven't used it.

I mix 1/3 part each of rubbing alcohol, white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and use it for my floors.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:21 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with Barcolene, so I don't know what a good replacement would be. This is what I use...

Ecover Natural All Purpose Cleaner Natural Lemon Fragrance | Walgreens
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #4
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I usually swiff.

If things really get out of control I put a glug of clorox and a squirt of dish soap in a pail of hot water, get down on my hands and knees with a scrubber and a dish towel, sort of an arthritic old roomba!
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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Simple Green is a decent all around cleaner for inside and outside. And it smells nice.
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Krud Kutter!! It's by far the best cleaner I've ever found and I buy it by the gallon at Home Depot. Really remarkable stuff..and the perfect name!

Krud Kutter 1-gal. Original Concentrated Cleaner/Degreaser-KK01/6 at The Home Depot
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I usually swiff.

If things really get out of control I put a glug of clorox and a squirt of dish soap in a pail of hot water, get down on my hands and knees with a scrubber and a dish towel, sort of an arthritic old roomba!
LOL! I crawl around, too.
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LOL! I crawl around, too.
Getting back up is the problem!
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Getting back up is the problem!
I'm finiding that out. Been working on exercises that help me get off the floor without grabbing onto furniture.

I usually have Clorox All Purpose Cleaner and just glug that into a bucket with hot water.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:13 PM   #10
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Getting back up is the problem!
I hear that! When I do this level of floor cleaning, it's on all fours with a stiff bristle brush one tile at a time with surrounding grout. Sometimes a stiff toothbrush is called in.

Pleas note, I'm not often that ambitious.
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