Asked on Dec 10, 2015

Ammonia & water-how much & what does it clean?

Mary miller
by Mary miller
What house or garden things does it clean? Haven't got an answer yet.
  17 answers
  • Lynda Dexter Lynda Dexter on Dec 11, 2015
    ammonia and water will clean so much. The amount of the mixture depends on what you are cleaning. I use it to clean floors with 1 cup ammonia to 1 gallon water. If the floors are needing stripped of wax build up I use 2 cups. I use a 1 part to 10 parts for cleaning appliances. I hope this helps
  • Denise Powell Denise Powell on Dec 11, 2015
    you can clean most any thing with it very good for removing bad smells
  • Roxy Roxy on Dec 11, 2015
    Ammonia, Vinegar, and water are my new go to for cleaning. It will clean almost everything. Don't use it on wood finish though. I just did a whole house clean, walls, windows, floors, ect. I discovered that Windows, mirrors and all glass will just gleam. There was a yellow "film from smokers on the walls, and it came right off. Walls are back to their original paint color. I stripped the lino floors and repolished. They also gleam like never before. I went over the hardwood floors and used Rejuvenate, They are also gleaming like never before. I just love how clean and shiny everything is. I used about the same mixtures as above. Stronger for walls and stripping wax. For the glass, I used Ammonia, vinegar, water, and a couple drops of Dawn dish soap for the mirrors, and windows. This mix out performed TSP, Pinesol, and my favorite vinegar and dawn by miles. I feel like everything is actually, truly clean now. I always stayed way from using Ammonia because I thought it was so smelly and toxic, I was wrong. it's amazing.
  • Nancy Skipper Nancy Skipper on Dec 11, 2015
    Sorry, I can't help. I had a bad experience years ago with ammonia in an unmarked container and I will not bring it into my house. I clean most things with a mixture of peroxide and original dawn dishwashing liquid, or vinegar. I also use Odo-Ban which deodorizes and disinfects.
  • Valerie H Valerie H on Dec 11, 2015
    Ammonia and water are great for painted surfaces. I use it all the time on my kitchen cabinets and walls to clean them. Gets rid of dirt,dust and grease. Just do not EVER mix it with bleach!
  • Suzie Henderson Suzie Henderson on Dec 11, 2015
    I Googled "cleaning with ammonia and water" and got several hits including these two: and One warning which can't be stressed enough is to NEVER mix ammonia with bleach or cleansers containing bleach. Poisonous fumes are the result.
  • Dottie Weirich Dottie Weirich on Dec 11, 2015
    Please just be very careful WHAT you mix it with, as it can create a toxic gas fumes that you won't realize untill it's to late or super close to it ! I suggest you go to the brands' Web site - see what it can SAFELY be mixed with, better safe than,sorry. I use the lemon scented.
  • Carolyn rogers Carolyn rogers on Dec 11, 2015
    You can also clean your stove grates with ammonia. Get large ziplock bags and put the grates in with about a fourth cup of ammonia. ( the fumes do the cleaning). let sit overnight and carefully remove from bags and wipe clean.
  • Victoria Victoria on Dec 11, 2015
    I fill a spray bottle 1/2 way with water, then add 1/4 ammonia and 1/4 red alcohol. Use it everyday to clean; we have 9 cats in the house.
  • L_j2622658 L_j2622658 on Dec 11, 2015
    My advice is to never use ammonia for any cleaning whatsoever. The ammonia fumes alone can cause extreme damage to lungs. If you do use it indoors, keep children and pets far away. Ventilate. Ventilate. Ventilate.
    • DORLIS DORLIS on Dec 11, 2015
  • Millie Millie on Dec 11, 2015
    You can use it to clean the bathroom: toilet at full strength, floors & mirrors at a diluted strength. NEVER mix it with bleach! Use to clean all floors like tile & vinyl. I don't think I'd use it on laminate or hardwood. A mild solution is great for wiping down cupboards. It is not very odorous when dilute. You can use it in the laundry to remove grease from hubby's clothes after he's been working on the vehicles, lawn mower, etc. Can use on the towels and sheets if they are musty. No smell remains in laundry. I also have used it to clean oven grates, as was previously mentioned. I put the bags out in the garage or on the concrete patio to minimize any leakage problems. These are some of the things I use it for every day.
  • Pete Sakes Pete Sakes on Dec 11, 2015
    I use a bucket of hot water, a dash of ammonia, dash of vinegar and a couple of drops of dawn dish detergent to clean windows. I don't even add enough to smell either one. But it cleans without streaks and if you have any kind of film over the windows from smoke, fireplace etc it completely cleans it without much effort at all. Just wipe on, dry off and BOOM-film and streak free!
  • Marilyn Lefler Marilyn Lefler on Dec 11, 2015
    I think it's the best grease cutter out there.
  • Kid Kid on Dec 11, 2015
    seal it up over night then rinse off I use my hose outside but you can do it in the tub
  • Kid Kid on Dec 11, 2015
    hum my half of the answer disappeared clean oven grates put grates in a large heavy duty black plastic bag along with a rag soaked with ammonia seal it up over night rinse off i use my hose outside but you can do it in the tub.
  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Dec 11, 2015
    It's not good for cat urine.