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ammoniaque/Ammoniak not available in CH?

I am looking for a bottle of household ammonia for cleaning and de greasing purposes. Is is sold in Switzerland at all? So far none of the DIY shops or supermarkets I checked have it in stock. Does anyone know where to buy this in Switzerland?
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I am looking for a bottle of household ammonia for cleaning and de greasing purposes. Is is sold in Switzerland at all? So far none of the DIY shops or supermarkets I checked have it in stock. Does anyone know where to buy this in Switzerland?
Look for "Salmiakgeist".
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Re: ammoniaque/Ammoniak not available in CH?

Also best to look in a drogurie, not pharmacy, that is the place to find most basic chemical stuff.
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Re: ammoniaque/Ammoniak not available in CH?

The sale of such chemicals is controlled in Switzerland. You'll almost certainly have to go to a drogerie and depending on the canton you may have to leave you name and address with the shop.
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Re: ammoniaque/Ammoniak not available in CH?

https://www.stoag.ch/de/produkte/pro...321011402.html

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Re: ammoniaque/Ammoniak not available in CH?

The cleaning products sold under the Denner brand are quite strong. They come in purple atomizers. Not sure if they contain ammonia, but: (i) they clean the grease and calcite deposits in bathrooms with ease, and (ii) they irritate your respiratory tract enough to stop thinking about getting something stronger.
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Cleaning Garden Furniture/ where to purchase the AMMONIA

I was actually interested in cleaning my wooden parts of my garden furniture. I lookd on the online features and it said to use a simple mix of water, baking soda, and ammonia.

Where can I buy the ammonia please? What form does it take?

Furthermore, does anyone have perhaps another idea of cleaning wood furniture?

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Re: Cleaning Garden Furniture/ where to purchase the AMMONIA

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...ilable-ch.html

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Re: Cleaning Garden Furniture/ where to purchase the AMMONIA

Oh wonderful. I think they say: fancy that!
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Re: Cleaning Garden Furniture/ where to purchase the AMMONIA

I just use a high pressure water cleaner (can be rented at any DIY store).
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Re: Cleaning Garden Furniture/ where to purchase the AMMONIA

Yes I read the last thread just posted here and maybe such strong chemicals are not for me. A high pressure hose is a good idea thanks but also not really for me, its on a balcony for example!

It's just to clean off the green stains that occur on wood over time on one item.
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Yes I read the last thread just posted here and maybe such strong chemicals are not for me. A high pressure hose is a good idea thanks but also not really for me, its on a balcony for example!

It's just to clean off the green stains that occur on wood over time on one item.
Look for Naturseife, Kern- oder Schmierseife available in any larger supermarket.
That with some lukewarm water should do the trick.
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Re: Cleaning Garden Furniture/ where to purchase the AMMONIA

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Yes I read the last thread just posted here and maybe such strong chemicals are not for me. A high pressure hose is a good idea thanks but also not really for me, its on a balcony for example!

It's just to clean off the green stains that occur on wood over time on one item.
By 'green stuff' do you mean algae or moss?

If so, there are products specifically designed to do that. One is Mellerud, available at the Coop B/H (and elsewhere):
https://www.coop.ch/en/household-pet...aner/p/3180040

Or there is a Landi Capito product which is less expensive:
https://www.landi.ch/shop/gartenherb...pito-1-l_49330

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But no matter what you use you still need to wash the furniture down, which when on a balcony means being careful about dripping over onto your neighbor.

For that reason, I find power washing the best solution. It's only water, not chemicals that might harm your neighbour's property. (Or pets!) Chat with your neighbors about finding a way to minimise disturbance to them.

By the way, I have a low-end Karcher power washer that isn't all that powerful. I use it for cleaning garden furniture and anything else where I need more control.

Good luck with the project.
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Re: Cleaning Garden Furniture/ where to purchase the AMMONIA

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Furthermore, does anyone have perhaps another idea of cleaning wood furniture?

sanding + varnish
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Even so, there are still the other organisms in nature, to consider, given that is is a known toxin.
All household cleaners are likely to be known toxins. Nail varnish remover is a known toxin, as is paint, scrubbing alcohol and your laundry powder/liquid. They just need treating with respect.
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