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Gardening | Remove Tree Sap or Resin from Skin

What is Resin? Have you been working outside trimming trees and ended up with a sticky residue on your hands? That is resin, a hydrocarbon secretion of coniferous trees such as cedars, Douglas-furs, pines and spruces. Most people may think of sap and resin as one, but they are actually different in that saps serve a nutrition function to the tree; resins are used in varnishes and adhesives. All in all, resins, such as Pine resin, and sap lead to a sticky mess.

Remove Sticky Tree Sap

So how do you get this mess off your skin? Instead of drying your hand skin out by washing and scrubbing with warm soap and water multiple times, use the orange cleaner De-Solv-it Citrus Solution, as a safe and easy way to remove sticky resin messes from skin, hair and virtually any other surface including cars, trucks and motorcycles. The citrus cleaning solvent gets part of its cleaning power from citrus oils and organic wetting agents (natural ingredients), and contains aloe vera and lanolin so it will help prevent your skin from drying out. And De-Solv-it won’t harm clear-coat finishes or dry paint.

Safe on Skin

To remove resin from skin, spray the orange cleaner into the palm of your hand and lather into your skin, like you would if you were washing with soap and water. Once the resin residue is removed from your skin, wash your hands (or whatever part of the body the citrus solvent was applied to) with mild soap and water.

To remove resin from hair, spray the specialty cleaner into the palm of your hands, and lather into your hair like you would if you were washing. For large amounts of resin removal from hair, it may be easier to have someone spray De-Solv-it Citrus Solution directly on to the affected spot, rather than spraying it into your hands. Follow up by washing your hair with shampoo.

If you don’t wash your hands or hair after using the orange cleaner, you will notice the citrus oils left behind. De-Solv-it Citrus Solution is safe to use on skin and hair, as well as virtually any other surface; it’s eco-friendly and mom-approved. Before applying to another surface type, read the product label and test in an inconspicuous area.

There comes a time in every bathtub and showers life when the caulk seal needs to be replaced. After years of use, the caulk seal wears down, becomes stained or grimy, and simply looks gross. But let’s be honest, most people don’t enjoy the task of cleaning; especially when it is something that could be as miniscule as your tub or shower that you spend 5-15 minutes in per day. Our orange Contractors’ Solvent removes caulk and minimizes your work time on this project.

Simple is better and easier is quicker; these are two things people look for when cleaning is part of their hectic lifestyle. Harmful chemicals are also something people pay attention to when looking for cleaning products, as our world has become more aware of the affects our actions have on our environment.

De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is a quick and easy, orange powered solvent that is safe on skin, hair, and clothing, as well as being eco-friendly and biodegradable; the main cleaning ingredient is derived from plants. Because the citrus-based remover is mom-approved, safe and natural, there’s no need to look like you belong in the lab with safety goggles and protective gloves while cleaning. The product is safe to apply in small-enclosed areas because there are no headaches causing fumes associated with the specialty cleaner.

To remove the caulk water seal, which can seem like an impossible challenge, use the citrus-based remover. Spray De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent and let sit for 5-15 minutes. Be sure the surface is dry before applying and keep the surface most until the caulk bond either lifts or gets mushy. It may take up to an hour to remove this tough challenge, but it is well worth it due to the low effort once the bond breaks. After sitting, peel, scrape, or wipe away the seal and solvent, and then rinse with a mild soap and water and let dry before reapplying caulk again.

The orange powered solvent has many other uses in the bathtub/ shower as well, including but not limited to: grime and soap scum.

Even with the proper precautions and planning, oil changes can be messy. When changing the oil in your lawnmower, gas powered scooter, ATV or vehicle, the placement of an oil pan can make a huge difference in your clean-up efforts. Oil can leak from older cars as well as newer, but in either case, there is no turning back once the mess is made.

The heavy duty degreaser, Pro De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent, was specifically developed for the contractor trade, and is excellent at removing industrial stains from concrete. To remove a fresh oil spill, apply the citrus degreaser to the area, wipe or scrape, and then rinse the concrete with water. For tougher oil stains that have been around for a while, let the degreaser set up to five minutes before wiping and rinsing. Scrubbing/scraping may help speed the process but isn’t necessary. For oil stains in the automotive field, use Pro De-Solv-it Mechanics’ Solvent. It is designed to clean parts others can’t!

The citrus degreaser gets its cleaning power partially from natural ingredients; it’s safe on skin and hair. It contains citrus oils and organic wetting agents, but contains no water. If cleaning a garage, the process can occur without having to leave your garage door open or vacate the area to let it air out; there are no harmful vapors. Pro De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is eco-friendly.

The heavy duty degreaser can be used to remove oil stains from block/brick, wood, metals, tarmac, stone, and paving; as well as carpets, clothing, and ceramic tile. All your oil stain removal needs! It is not recommended for use for extended periods on rubber materials. The citrus cleaning solvent designed for the contractor’s trade can also be used to remove asphalt, silicone, caulking, floor adhesives, roofing tar, wood seal and more.

Clean Scuff Marks

Scuff marks are everywhere. The concrete sidewalks, the side of brick buildings and on the inside walls of apartments and homes everywhere. Often times, they are most visible on doors or walls where there is heavy human traffic. A common cause of scuff marks on household walls and doors are the rubber soles of shoes, or other items such as belts, that may run into friction with the wall causing transference of color. These scuff marks have met their match with the specialty cleaners, De-Solv-it Citrus Solution and De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent.

The citrus-based specialty cleaners can be used on cured paint without causing it to fade or flake, making De-Solv-it Citrus Solution and Contractors Solvent ideal for removing scuff marks from surfaces including painted wood. The citrus oils and organic wetting agents in the natural and eco-friendly product can remove scuff marks caused by rubber, food, grease, dirt, make-up, crayon/ markers, and the list goes on.

Remove Shoe Marks

To remove scuff marks from floors and walls, spray the citrus cleaning solvent onto the floor or wall and wipe with a cloth. For tougher stains, let it sit for a minute or two before wiping. For smaller areas, spray De-Solv-it onto a cloth and then wipe the affected area. To rinse the area of the citrus oils in the product, saturate a clean cloth with water and wipe the wall or door where the cleaning solvent was applied.

De-Solv-it Citrus Solution and all De-Solv-it products are safe on skin and hair, and don’t emit harmful vapors that can cause headaches or irritation like some other cleaning products. Both products are bio-degradable, mom-approved and 100% satisfaction guaranteed by Orange-Sol. Both products can be used on virtually any surface, but be sure to check the label for the few exceptions; it can cause discoloration when used on certain materials.

Silicone has many universal applications. It’s used around the house and industrially; a square inch of the product has the ability to hold a considerable amount of weight. The only thing required for silicone to form its strongest bond, is the pairing of two clean surfaces, which makes silicone hard to remove. It’s used to mount mirrors, seal shower doors and shelves, car parts, counter tops and much more.

Cured silicone is known to be a nuisance when trying to remove it from any object and it is no wonder, it can be time consuming or messy. For these sticky situations, the citrus-based Pro De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent, is to your rescue for glass, plastics, fiberglass, metals and virtually any hard surface.

Pro De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent is designed specifically for adhesive such as silicone and other difficult industrial challenges such as putty nails, caulk, floor adhesive and more. To remove a tough challenge such as silicone from hard surfaces, apply the citrus-based solvent and let sit for at least 5-15 minutes before peeling. Simply keep the surface most until the bond is broken. When complete, the silicone bead will simply peel up from the surface. For the almost impossible stain removal challenges such as cured contact cement, you may need to keep the area moist with the solvent for longer.

You won’t need to worry about cured silicone or this specialty citrus solvent causing damage to your skin. When oil, grease, fresh silicone, caulk and other tough adhesives reach your skin, Contractors’ Solvent will remove it safely. Pro De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is safe on skin and hair, so it is the perfect specialty cleaner to free your fingers or remove the sticky residue from your skin (it can also be used on clothing). There are no harmful vapors, no chlorinated solvents, and while containing 100% active ingredients.

With the amount of preparations that should be done for painting, especially on the inside of a house, it can be a daunting task. Even with the proper preparation steps, mistakes still occur frequently whether the painters, homeowners, or the paint store is at fault. How do you clean up wet paint from a dry paint?

When the paint or wet oil-based stain applied is the wrong color or it’s a full-gloss rather than semi-gloss, the differences stick out like a sore thumb once the paint is dried and cured. Even so, it’s often noticible when wet. Or when the wrong paint or stain merely splashed onto dry painted walls or other painted surfaces, a product that removes the spill but not the cured paint comes in handy. For errors such as this during a time-crunch, a quick and easy fix can make life so much easier.

De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is biodegradable and safe to use on many surfaces including cured paint. The specialty cleaner has the ability to remove fresh oil-based paint, without harming dried and cured paints. It will also remove many other spills such as caulk, silicone, wet oil-based stain without removing the dry painted surface it lands on. The same applies when wet paint lands on dry stained surfaces including cabinets, floors and walls. Remove the wet paint without removing what it lands on.

For example, say you are going through the inside of your house after it had been painted a few weeks prior, touching up spots that had been missed. You make a careless act by not paying attention to the label on the paint can and see that it is the wrong shade of color and gloss. You don’t have time to wait for the wet paint to dry and make another coat (with the correct color), so you need a quick solution.

De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent can be applied to the wet paint mistakes, without harming the cured paint applied prior. The citrus cleaning solvent can also be applied to painted wood, car paintwork and clear coat finish, ceramic, as well as Portland concrete and block/brick. Apply the orange cleaner, wipe or scrub when necessary (i.e. concrete), and then rinse off with a clean damp cloth.

With a virtually endless list of surfaces that De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent can be used on, it’s a product that is safe to use in just about any situation and any location. No sticky mess, no toxic fumes or harmful chemicals. It is a mom approved solvent that can be used all around the house.

The dread of cleaning the bathroom is one that many face. Cleaning the toilet is something that many people don’t like to do, but when you think about it, it’s quite easy with the number of products on the market designed to do just that. When it comes to cleaning the shower/ bathtub, it is a whole different task; one that takes considerably more time and effort as scrubbing the larger surface area is often required to remove grimy soap scum.

The grimy soap scum is a layer of greasy scum that is likely layering the floors and walls of your shower or bathtub. The grime starts when soap scum builds up, and then holds on to dirt, oils, hair, and other shower debris. The greasy layer is unpleasant looking and can make your bathing experience not so enjoyable.

To remove this unpleasant scum easily, one would need a specialty cleaner; De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is there for you. This citrus-based solvent can be used on virtually any surface; it’s biodegradable and made from all-natural products in the USA. Therefore, this process would also work on sinks.

To remove bathtub soap scum, spray De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent on the walls and floor, wait a few minutes, and then wipe away. Some consumers believe that turning the shower/tub faucet on hot and running it before spraying the solvent makes the removal process easier; this raises humidity. Once the citrus specialty cleaner is washed away, wipe down the tub with a soaked towel or spray the entire surface with the shower-head. This will leave the tub with a like-new shine! For heavy-duty grime, the removal process may take two applications.

When using the citrus-based De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent, you do not need to worry about inhalation of toxic fumes where the tub is located. The active cleaning ingredient in the specialty cleaner is derived from plants (non-toxic and biodegradable), and will remove odors from the area, leaving it smelling fresh. The orange powered remover is also safe on skin.

Expanding foam sealant is almost impossible to remove from skin, clothing and there surfaces. This sealant is typically branded Great Stuff® or from Dow® and helps fill in gaps in panels, roofing, around windows and more. When the expanding foam is released, it can drip or continue to expand even after application. De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent can remove expanding foam sealant before it hardens. If you keep a bottle on hand for untimely spills, you’ll avoid impossible removal challenges after the expanding foam hardens.

You only have seconds to react before expanding foam sealant cures, so what do you do when it gets on your hands? You can wait a few days for the residue to wear off naturally with friction, poke and pick at it endlessly, or use sand paper. Or better yet, the pro strength citrus cleaning solution, De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent, can be used to settle this sticky mess. The orange powered remover is easy to use, and safe on skin and hair.

How to remove expanding foam sealant with Contractors’ Solvent™

To remove expanding fan sealant from the skin on your hands, spray Pro Strength Contractors’ Solvent directly on the foam sealant on your skin. Spread it around and work it into your hands like you would when washing with soap and water. Be sure to saturate the area as much as possible while wiping excess sealant off with disposable rags or paper towels. Reapply this amazing citrus solvent until your skin is foam sealant residue free. De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent will remove expanding foam residue with ease, but you must continue to apply it BEFORE using water and soap for the final hand wash.

The same action can be applied to other surfaces and be sure to see surface compatibility on the De-Solv-it label. Active ingredients include organic wetting agents and essential oils; it contains no benzene, toluene, chlorinated solvents, bleaches or oxidizers.

This 100% organic, 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly orange cleaner will leave natural oils on your hands. To remove, simply wash your hands with soap and warm water and apply lotion as necessary.

Duct tape… it seems to have an endless and continually rising number of uses. It’s used around the house in fix-me-up projects as well as industrially. In past years, those creative enough have gone as far as creating everything from wallets, to formal dresses and suits out of duct tape. But what removes duct tape?

One common use of duct tape for a quick, easy, and cheap fix is the use of the adhesive for vehicle repairs. It might not be the most pleasant appearance on a car, but when economic times are hard, we have to set priorities to get by. Commonly, duct tape is used on vehicles to hold up broken window panels, or keep brake lights in place, just to name a few.

Regardless of what use you have put the household name product to, you are certain to have encountered the incredibly persistent, sticky residue left behind by the adhesive. For such adhesives, you can find yourself picking at the residue with no prevail, give up and deal with the ghastly site of the residue on your car paint, or use the simple, eco-friendly citrus-based specialty cleaner, De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent, and be done with it.

De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is an orange powered specialty cleaner with the ability to remove duct tape residue (and other tape residues) from car paintwork, without causing further damage. To remove fresh duct tape residue from paintwork, apply the specialty cleaner to the area, wipe, and then rinse. For residue that is somewhat dryer and been there for a longer period of time, let De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent sit for a short period of time (about 5 minutes).

The primary cleaning agent in De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is derived from plants, therefore it is biodegradable and safe to use around your lawn, garden, bushes, etc., and doesn’t require the user to wear gloves during application. The specialty remover of tape residue is something that should be in every garage after a quick-fix to an owner’s car.

Cleaning Tar and Carbon Black

The most common use of carbon black is for the pigment and reinforcing phase of automobile tires; it also goes into the production of other non-tire rubber goods. It is the result of the incomplete combustion of heavy petroleum products such as tar. Imagine cleaning a furnace or fireplace filled with soot. Depending on what kind of work you do, this clean up may be regular to remove carbon black rubber, or activated charcoal and graphite. What do you use to clean that carbon black dust off with?

De-Solv-it Cleans Soot and Carbon Black

To remove carbon black dust or soot from skin or hair you can use a variety of methods. If the carbon black stained your hands, spray the specialty cleaner, Pro De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent or Pro De-Solv-it Mechanics’ Solvent, into the palm of your hands and rub your hands together like you would if you were washing your hands with soap and water; follow-up with washing your hands with mild soap and water.

If the carbon dust stained a large surface area of body, spray the degreaser citrus onto a wash cloth and wipe your body down with the cloth. To clean your hair with the citrus cleaning solvent, spray it directly onto your hair. Follow-up with mild soap/ shampoo and a shower, as the active ingredient (citrus oils) will leave your skin oily.

To remove soot, asphalt or carbon dusts from clothing spray the citrus-based degreaser on both sides of the stained area of fabric, and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Blot the area with a cloth, and then spray the citrus cleaning solvent again prior to washing according to the manufacturer’s direction. DO NOT use on khaki-colored fabrics, silk, or suede and leather as these may darken from the oils in these products.

To remove asphalt, tar, soot or carbon black dust from hard surfaces, spray the Contractors’ Solvent or Mechanics’ Solvent on the stained area and wipe with a cloth. After removal, rinse the hard surface with water, or if inside, saturate a clean cloth and wipe the surface with the water soaked towel. Then dry with a towel or cloth.

Each De-Solv-it heavy duty remover is biodegradable, eco-friendly and 100% organic.