Acid is easy to use and the safest for the home. In fact, it is found in many
vegetables including spinach, and rhubarb. Perhaps, its best-known use is that
as a wood bleaching agent. Exterior wood
tends to turn a dark gray after being exposed. Oxalic acid solutions are used
to lighten and brighten these dingy colors. In the refinishing of wood
furniture, oxalic acid can be used after stripping to lighten and soften darker
stained areas before refinishing.
agent in the textile activities, wood pulp bleaching;
remover for metal treatment;
in commercial rust removers to remove rust stains from tubs and sinks.
agent, such as marble polishing
water treatment, removing calcium from water.
in cleaning and sterilizing home brewing equipment.
as a reducing agent for photography and ink removal
as purifying agent in pharmaceutical industry
collectors, clean mineral specimens
food and rust stains from kitchen countertops and plumbing fixtures
solutions will remove rust, ink, and food stains from fabric
water stains are easily removed from exterior surfaces such as driveways,
garage floors, stucco and painted surfaces. Can also remove hard water stains
on plumbing fixtures, ceramic tile, and shower enclosures
lawn and patio furniture look like new
scrubbing with Oxygen bleach and TSP (tri-sodium phosphate), use oxalic acid on
your wood deck to lighten the wood prior to sealing or staining