How to Clean With Ajax

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Ajax is a powder cleanser produced by the Colgate-Palmolive Co. This cleanser is mildly abrasive and contains bleach, which means it helps remove soil and stains from hard surfaces such as pots and pans, and kitchen and bathroom surfaces. While safe for many surfaces, you should test the cleanser on small areas before using it on surfaces which may be scuffed by abrasives -- this includes Formica and plastic surfaces.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Two sponges
  • Towel
  • Put on rubber gloves and wet a clean sponge in warm water. Wipe the damp sponge over the surface you are cleaning.

  • Sprinkle Ajax lightly over the surface. Rub the damp sponge over the Ajax-coated surface. The Ajax will become a slightly abrasive paste when the moisture from the sponge contacts it.

  • Scrub the surface, using harder pressure on areas that are heavily soiled or are stained.

  • Rinse out the sponge and wipe it over the area again, scrubbing any remaining soil or stains. Get a clean sponge and wet it in warm water. Wipe it over the surface to rinse. Dry the surface with a towel.

Tips & Warnings

  • For most surfaces, use the cleaner with a soft kitchen sponge; however, on heavily soiled items that can handle scrubbing, such as porcelain bathroom fixtures, use nylon scrubbing pads if necessary.
  • Do not use Ajax with other cleaners, and especially not with any cleaners containing ammonia. As Ajax contains bleach, a chemical reaction can occur and release toxic fumes.

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