What is TSP that was used for cleaning the pieces

Ruby Peters
by Ruby Peters
  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 14, 2017
    what pieces are you referring to ? TSP is toxic,so maybe I can find a different solution

  • Brenda Brenda on Jul 14, 2017
    TSP is toxic, all chemicals and has warnings on the label. I would steer clear.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 14, 2017
    tri sodium phosphate aka tsp. kinda toxic be careful to read direction on how to use, how to dispose of.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Jul 14, 2017
    TSP/Trisodium Phosphate/Sugar Soap is commonly recommended to clean greasy, grimy surfaces in the kitchen to prepare surfaces for painting.

    It's so good at the job, Lowe's Hardware recommends it: https://www.lowes.com/projects/kitchen-and-dining/refinish-clean-kitchen-cabinets/project You'll want to use gloves as it can be very drying to the hands and to rinse those surfaces thoroughly.

    According to LiveStrong, "Trisodium phosphate is commonly used as a food additive in the U.S., European Union and other countries of the world. It also functions as a degreasing agent, a stain remover and a general cleaning agent. Also known by the names TSP, E339, trisodium orthophosphate or sodium phosphate, trisodium phosphate is no longer used in consumer soaps and detergents because of ecological concerns. While it's not bad for you in small doses, the dry powdered form of trisodium phosphate is an irritant and should be handled with care. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns about food additives or supplements in your diet."

    Here's the link, should anybody care to read about it: http://www.livestrong.com/article/518834-is-trisodium-phosphate-bad-for-you/

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 14, 2017
    it is toxic refrain from using it as stated before

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jul 14, 2017
    Trisodium phosphate...a cleaner/degreaser sold in Lowe's, Home Depot, WalMart.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jul 14, 2017
    Not knowing what you want to clean, I'd suggest using a product called Pinesol or Murphy's Oil Soap as opposed to using TSP which is toxic to clean most items. Can you elaborate on what you want to clean, please?