Household Cleaning Tips

For your entire home we have cleaning tips that will save you time and money.
Choose the house cleaning tips for all your home´s needs.

  • SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR ANY SEASON

    Windows and Screens

    Removes dust from windows and dirt from screens with one bucket and a cloth. No need to rinse when using Xtra-Pine®, cutting your time by half. Just add 1 cup of Xtra-Pine® to a 1 ¼ gallon of water and enjoy the sunshine streaming in.

    Patio Furniture

    Cleans ground-in dirt stains from even the most winter-hardened patio furniture. Just dilute 1 fluid ounce of Xtra-Pine® in 80 fluid ounces of water and your furniture cushions and aluminum furniture will look good.

    Kitchen Cupboards

    Kitchen cabinets attract grease inside and out. While you reorganize your kitchen, you can wipe down the interior and exterior as you go and cover two jobs at one time. With the active ingredient of natural pine oil, you can safely clean and degrease all non-food, non-porous kitchen surfaces. Just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water and wipe surfaces clean.

    SUMMER FRESHEMER

    Pool

    Removes stains from pool tile.

    Just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water and wipe surfaces clean.

    Lawn Ornaments and Gardening Tools

    Removes old dirt from garden tools that have been standing idle for months. Just add ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® to a half gallon of water and get ready to enjoy the blooming of spring bulbs.

    FALL/WINTER CLEANUP

    Holiday Linens

    Wine stains on your sweater and hard to remove food stains on your linens? No problem. Just dilute 1 fluid ounce Xtra-Pine® to 40 fluid ounces of water, soak 10 minutes, scrub and rinse. For linens, use 1-2 teaspoons of Pinalen® directly on linen, soak and then wash.

    Holiday Accessories and Ornaments

    Gently cleans dust and dirt from porcelain figurines to antique ornaments. Your most precious memories will sparkle like new. Just dilute 1/2 cup of Xtra-Pine® to 1 quart of water and remove accumulated dust from boxed-up holiday decorations.

    Carpet and Rugs

    There’s no need to call professional carpet cleaners to spruce up your home for the holidays. Just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in one gallon of water to spot treat your carpet or rug. Use a clean rag or sponge and always test a small, hidden area of the carpet to check for color fastness first.

  • KITCHEN CLEANING TIPS

    Tips for Degreasing

    The stove top, vent hood and kitchen cabinets attract grease and food residue from cooking oils and steaming pots. With the active ingredient of natural pine oil, you can safety clean and degrease all non-porous, non-food contact, solid surfaces in the kitchen. Just dilute 1/4 cup of Xtra Pine® Natural* in half gallon of water and wipe surfaces clean.

    For Deep Cleans

    The heart of every home is the kitchen and you want to be certain your kitchen is clean. Just dilute 1 1/3 cup of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water wet the surface completely, let stand 10 minutes. All surfaces should be precleaned, and a fresh dilution made each time.

  • Bathroom Cleaning Tips

    For Tile

    Whether your walls, floors or bathroom countertops are made of tile, you can clean bathroom tiles without damage due to our non-abrasive, pine oil solution. Just dilute 1 1/3 cup of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water and clean all hard surfaces.

    For Toilet Bowl

    Forget the harsh smells of cleansers, when you deodorize using Pinalen®, your toilet bowl smells fresh and clean with the pine oil in Pinalen®. Just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water and scrub gently with a brush or sponge.

    For Bathtubs and Countertops

    Just dilute 1 1/3 cups of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water and clean as normal.

  • Outdoor Cleaning Tips

    Sandboxes and Playscapes

    Remove mud stains from high-resin plastic toys. Keep your little one clean and you worry free. Just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in 2 cups (16 fl oz) of water, wipe and rinse.

    Metal and Resin Outdoor Furniture

    Clean ground-in dirt from even the most winter-hardened patio furniture.

    For Metal Furniture - just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water and your furniture cushions and club chairs will look good as new.

    For Resin Furniture - dilute 1 fluid ounce of Xtra-Pine® in 80 fluid ounces of water.

    Car and Boats

    Cleans and eliminates spots on doormats, carpets, dashboards and even whitewall tires.

    For doormats - just dilute 1 fluid ounce of Xtra-Pine® in 8 fluid ounces of water and your doormats will look good as new. For dashboards, carpet and tires - just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in 1 gallon of water and they will look like they've been professionally detailed.

    Garage

    Removes oil stains from your tools and grease marks left from bicycle chains. Just apply full strength Xtra-Pine® to hard-to-remove oil and grease spots, lightly scrub and hose down.

  • Laundry Cleaning Tips

    The power of Xtra-Pine® is in its pine oil formula that cleans everything from workout clothes to musty smelling bath towels.

    Towels and Sheets

    Eliminate musty odors that linens can absorb when stored in your closet too long. Just use one cup of Xtra-Pine® per medium load with your regular detergent to improve the freshness of your bedding and linens.

    Exercise Clothes

    Deodorize smelly workout clothes. Just use one cup of Xtra-Pine® per medium load with your regular detergent to eliminate perspiration smells. Just use one cup of Xtra-Pine® per medium load with your regular detergent to eliminate the gray that comes from age and to improve washing performance.

    Stain Remover

    The toughest dirt, gum, make-up and grease, are eliminated with Xtra-Pine®. For stubborn stains, use full-strength Xtra-Pine® as a spot treatment before adding your clothes to the wash.

  • Cleaning Tips for the Whole House

    The power of Xtra-Pine® is in its pine oil concentrate that cleans everything from small spills to big messes.

    Every active home has a “lived-in” look and the last thing you want is to add to the mess with sponges, mops, brooms, brushes, buckets and towels. These tips help you eliminate the cleaning clutter AND the cleaning chore.

    Carpet and Rugs

    There’s no need to call professional carpet cleaners the next time you spill juice, wine or drop a plate of food on your favorite rug. Just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® in one gallon of water to spot treat your carpet or rug. Use a clean rag or sponge and always test a small, hidden area of the carpet to check for color fastness first.

    Kid Messes

    Whether it’s permanent marker on your hardwood floors or tiny hand stains on the wall, Xtra-Pine® cleans and removes even the most ground-in messes. Just dilute 8 fluid ounces of Xtra-Pine® in 80 fluid ounces of water and remove those stains with ease.

    Everyday Dust and Dirt

    From delicate home accessories to sturdy overhead fans, dust, dirt and grime are no match for Xtra-Pine®. Just add ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® to a half gallon of water and your fans and decorative furnishings will be good as new.

    Odors

    It’s hard to keep your home smelling good when you’re confronted by stinky garbage cans. Xtra-Pine® removes strong odors that keep your home from feeling welcoming. Just add ¼ cup Xtra-Pine® to a half gallon of water and wipe down the interior of your garbage cans and kitchen wastebasket.

    Pets

    Wherever your pet sleeps, you want the area to be clean and free from pet smells. You can clean any hard surface area in which your pet sleeps. Just dilute 1 1/3 cup of Xtra-Pine® in a half gallon of water and wipe down your pet’s sleeping area.

    Floors

    Whether you have linoleum, laminated, hardwood or tile floors, you can clean and deodorize these hard flooring surfaces without damage with the gentle soap and pine oil mixture. Just dilute ¼ cup of Xtra-Pine® to a half gallon of water and mop without needing to rinse.

    Countertops

    If your counters are made of Formica®, you can easily clean on a daily basis. As a non-abrasive cleaner, you can clean without concern for damage to laminate countertops.

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