Applying Krud Kutter - Painting & Finish Work - Contractor Talk

Applying Krud Kutter

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
Pro
 
artinall's Avatar
 
Trade: Repairs & Finishing
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,252
Rewards Points: 5,074

Applying Krud Kutter


Name fits. Went through some jugs of KK recently and it does what they say. Can honestly say that the solution exceeded my expectations in removing nicotine.

While being reasonable; this might be helpful to some;

- buy many rolls of paper towels for larger projects, discard into a ready lined trash can when wiping.

- do NOT let dry on surfaces like glass or fiberglass (especially at full strength). It may prove more than difficult to get off, possibly etching. Glass may need to be razored. Fiberglass...?

- their red label packaging in the spray bottles does seep away from the inside onto wherever you are setting. Cutting this liner off prevents from happening (mentioned elsewhere here on CT?).

- maker warns that it is an eye and skin irritant. Rubber gloves are a must (cause ear aches?).

- some believe in the extra step/rinse wipe afterward and some don't.
Do believers have a lot of time on their hands?


Anything to add?
artinall is online now  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 07-22-2019, 09:40 AM   #2
Pro
 
hdavis's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CoastalME
Posts: 24,601
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


Serious cleaning I put it in a pump up 1 gallon garden sprayer or a 2 1/2 gallon deck sprayer. Deck sprayer is usually for floors.

Scrubbing or wiping I'll use something with a handle as much as possible. Paper towels are for smaller areas.

Advertisement

hdavis is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to hdavis For This Useful Post:
artinall (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 11:13 AM   #3
Pro
 
artinall's Avatar
 
Trade: Repairs & Finishing
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,252
Rewards Points: 5,074

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


Quote:
Originally Posted by hdavis View Post
Serious cleaning I put it in a pump up 1 gallon garden sprayer or a 2 1/2 gallon deck sprayer. Deck sprayer is usually for floors.

Scrubbing or wiping I'll use something with a handle as much as possible. Paper towels are for smaller areas.
Actually I used paper towels on everything from natural stained windows, trim..to ceiling fans. Going over 2 - 3 times. Was seriously thick..clogged fast..
artinall is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-22-2019, 12:51 PM   #4
Pro
 
hdavis's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CoastalME
Posts: 24,601
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


Quote:
Originally Posted by artinall View Post
Actually I used paper towels on everything from natural stained windows, trim..to ceiling fans. Going over 2 - 3 times. Was seriously thick..clogged fast..
Paper towels except in large flat surfaces like ceilings and walls. For those, I use one designed For floors that you can quick change a Terry cloth cleaning towel. I just buy stacks of the towels and launder them.
hdavis is online now  
Old 07-22-2019, 05:33 PM   #5
Pro
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Trade: State Licensed Painting Contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,171
Rewards Points: 1,338

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


I've used KK. I prefer JASCO'S No Rinse TSP Substitute. Concentrated, cuts thru smoke/nicotine like you wouldn't believe. KK costs $7.09 per spray bottle. JASCO concentrate make up to 5 gallons for the same price. At Ace Hardware, Tru Value, Amazon, to name a few.



Last edited by Caslon; 07-22-2019 at 06:01 PM.
Caslon is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Caslon For This Useful Post:
artinall (07-22-2019), hdavis (07-22-2019), MarkJames (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 07:12 PM   #6
Pro
 
Ohio painter's Avatar
 
Trade: Painting and wallpaper
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 1,520
Rewards Points: 2,818

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


I have used KK several times and it does get the job done. TSP is my go to cleaner and then KK if something heavier duty is needed. I do rinse it afterwards.
Ohio painter is online now  
Old 07-22-2019, 08:28 PM   #7
Pro
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Trade: State Licensed Painting Contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,171
Rewards Points: 1,338

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohio painter View Post
I have used KK several times and it does get the job done. TSP is my go to cleaner and then KK if something heavier duty is needed. I do rinse it afterwards.
You can vary the concentration of JASCO in water, making it stronger than KK in some regards. I rinse after JASCO. No-Rinse means you use it at its most diluted, which I never do.
Caslon is offline  
Old 07-22-2019, 08:54 PM   #8
Pro
 
Mike-B's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 413
Rewards Points: 942

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


Quote:
Originally Posted by Caslon View Post
I've used KK. I prefer JASCO'S No Rinse TSP Substitute. Concentrated, cuts thru smoke/nicotine like you wouldn't believe. KK costs $7.09 per spray bottle. JASCO concentrate make up to 5 gallons for the same price. At Ace Hardware, Tru Value, Amazon, to name a few.


KK is sold in 1 gallon concentrate for about $14. You mix up a few ounces with water and put in your own spray bottle. It goes a long way.

Never tried the TSP substitute but based on your review may give it a shot.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Mike-B is offline  
Old 07-22-2019, 09:30 PM   #9
Pro
 
artinall's Avatar
 
Trade: Repairs & Finishing
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,252
Rewards Points: 5,074

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohio painter View Post
I have used KK several times and it does get the job done. TSP is my go to cleaner and then KK if something heavier duty is needed. I do rinse it afterwards.
KK claims it is eco friendly. Do you rinse to get away the final residue? Or neutralize?
artinall is online now  
Old 07-23-2019, 12:13 AM   #10
Pro
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Trade: State Licensed Painting Contractor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,171
Rewards Points: 1,338

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-B View Post
KK is sold in 1 gallon concentrate for about $14. You mix up a few ounces with water and put in your own spray bottle. It goes a long way.

Never tried the TSP substitute but based on your review may give it a shot.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Did not know KK came in concentrate, thanks. KK may have surfacants and other chemicial ingredients that JASCO No Rinse TSP concentrate may not have. Either of these products work well. TSP powder is almost archaic. Spic and Span was green colored scented TSP powder.

Last edited by Caslon; 07-23-2019 at 12:16 AM.
Caslon is offline  
Old 07-23-2019, 05:57 PM   #11
Talking Head
 
EthanB's Avatar
 
Trade: Poking Things With Sticks
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 5,347
Rewards Points: 352

Re: Applying Krud Kutter


I use Dirtex as a standard, light duty, cleaner for paint prep. Used a ton of TSP in the day but the rinsing is a bear and more moisture is rarely a good thing.

Advertisement

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaws View Post
Planer.....
EthanB is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to EthanB For This Useful Post:
MarkJames (07-23-2019)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?