Gesso (also referred to as “slick,” “vodka,” “sugar water,” and “spick”) is a popular household cleaning product that drips from the tap, is used to remove pet dander and to remove food from surfaces (in most homes and businesses). Gesso is also used throughout the home and in your home’s bathroom or to clean off clothing.
What is Gesso?
Gesso is a form of vinegar and will not cause damage to surfaces such as glass or metal. Although it is not a solvent, it will work well as a cleaner on furniture, clothing, carpets, and surfaces, and it can also be used as a stain remover. Gesso will not strip paint or other polycarbonate (silicone) products from your carpet and cannot be removed by normal cleaning methods. So, it should not be cleaned off with bleach or similar cleaning methods. The vinegar in the product cleans away water-soluble stains as well as any waxed or waxed-coated fabrics. It is also a great way to clean off stains left behind by other cleaning products such as washes and soap. Gesso is most effective in its wet state, but can be easily wiped off with a cloth.
Why is Gesso used?
Gesso (and other “slick”) products are very popular because they are cheap and easily accessible, and because they dry quickly and easily. Some people use it to remove dirt from floors of their homes. Gesso products are also used in bathrooms as a quick way to wipe off the most stubborn stains without a lot of effort. You never have to worry about how much product you use. Gesso can be made as a “slick” version, a “sweet,” a “sweet milk,” or as an all-purpose cleaner, so it is great for cleaning many different surfaces.
How long does a Gesso Spray last?
Gesso sprays typically last up to two to four hours. When Gesso was developed, the bottle was designed to deliver a product that didn’t clog the sprayer. It didn’t need that luxury today. In today’s market, it is much more likely that Gesso sprays will actually be clogged up with a variety of contaminants. Gesso will probably last longer, but can probably be replaced at any time if you decide that it has become too clogged.