Since the introduction of Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser we have
always promoted its unique ability to unlock the bond of urushiol
(the cause of poison ivy and oak rash) from your skin.
However, as a cleanser it can also do more:
- Removes ink from clothing - It is always good
to test for color fastness when you use Tecnu on your clothes, but
if you have ruined it with ink it may not matter. Rub Tecnu into an
ink stain, allow it to to set for a few minutes, and then wash as
- Removes mud from clothing - Sometimes stain
removers can't get that mud out of your white t-shirt. Try
scrubbing Tecnu into the stain for a few minutes and then wash as
- Removes oil-based paint from skin - When using
oil based paint on a home improvement project, it can sometimes
come in contact with your skin. This can be difficult to remove
with regular soap. Rub Tecnu on your skin for two minutes and then
wash the area.
- Removes irritants after gardening - Some
people are sensitive to plants and bark dust. For example, the
leaves on strawberry bushes or bark dust made from Douglas fir.
Washing with Tecnu after gardening can help remove these irritants
from your skin.
- Removes sticker goo - Have you purchased a
mirror or picture frame and the sticker won't come off the glass?
Rub Tecnu on the sticker glue for two minutes and then wipe off
with a cloth. You can follow up with some glass cleaner if
- Cleans vinyl surfaces - We learned this trick
at a tradeshow where we had a display with vinyl panels. Rub Tecnu
over a dirty spot on a vinyl surface for a few seconds. Wipe off
with a cloth.
- Removes skunk oil from pet's fur - Forget
tomato juice. If your dog or cat gets sprayed by a skunk, pour
Tecnu on a cloth and wipe their fur down for a few minutes. Follow
up with a pet bath.
Have you used Tecnu Original to clean up something other than
poison ivy and oak oil? Feel free to share…