Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down

When I decided to write a Blog about cleaner/degreasers it was mainly because, at the time, Krud Kutter Original was unavailable and it was unclear if and when it would ever come back to the UK market. As it happens it did come back (and seems unaltered to me)  but here a few thoughts on some of the alternatives I tested whilst Krud Kutter Original was unavailable.

As we all know preparation is pivotal in achieving the best possible finish and cleaning/degreasing any furniture or kitchens is one of the first and most important stages in the process. I used all the products below on the same kitchen project with the kitchen being a solid 6-7 out of ten on the mucky scale.

 

Fluxaf Powerclean

Fluxaf Powerclean

One of the first I tested was ‘Power Clean’ by Fluxaf. I had already tried their ‘Pro Clean’ and was keen to try this alternative.

I have to say I was very impressed. It cut through all the grease and dirt without any problems and smells rather nice to boot. I also like the colour 😉

‘Power Clean’ is available to buy from mypaintbrush.co.uk –

http://www.mypaintbrush.co.uk/fluxaf-brand/fluxaf-power-clean-degreaser

 

Fluxaf Pro Clean

Fluxaf Pro Clean

‘Pro Clean’ was the original cleaner/degreaser produced by Fluxaf and unfortunately I don’t really rate it that highly, though I have heard good reports from other specialist painters who regularily use it. In my opinion though it’s not in the same league as their ‘Power Clean’ or ‘Krud Kutter’ and seemed to really struggle with some of the grease and dirt.

‘Pro Clean’ is available to buy from mypaintbrush.co.uk http://www.mypaintbrush.co.uk/fluxaf-brand/fluxaf-pro-clean-1

 

Krud Kutter Original

Krud Kutter Original

I started using ‘Krud Kutter Original’ quite a few years ago and it’s still my go to cleaner for many of my furniture and kitchen projects. It’s dealt with everything I’ve thrown at it and believe me it’s got a good work out in some of the kitchens I painted!

‘Krud Kutter Original’ is also available from mypaintbrush.co.uk http://www.mypaintbrush.co.uk/krud-kutter-original-spray?filter_name=krud

 

 

 

 

 

Holmans Cleaner

Holmans Cleaner

The final cleaner that I tested was from Holmans Specialist Paints. Holmans is where I get a a lot of my specialist paints and I was suitably impressed with their own brand of cleaner/degreaser. I decanted it into a trigger bottle and diluted it with around 10% water and it too shifted all that was thrown at it. It’s pretty good value for money too, so definitely worth a test and play.

http://holmanpaints.co.uk/products/324-nd14-cleaner-degreaser.html

 

 

 

In Conclusion –

 

When I set about doing my comparison tests I honestly thought there would be more of a marked difference between the products, but in my experience all bar one worked really well and there was very little in it. In my opinion you can’t wrong with either the Fluxaf ‘Power Clean’, Krud Kutter Original or Holmans own, as each should deal with most kitchen and furniture cleaning jobs you throw at them.

Thanks for reading! 🙂