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    Question Need "green" horse stall wall cleaner ideas!

    Does anyone have any good, inexpensive "green" cleaning products to use to clean horse stall walls with? I don't want to use any toxic chemicals to clean the walls, so I am looking for some good green ideas. Thanks everyone!



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    dish soap and elbow grease...
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    I know people clean their house, and mop their floor with white vinegar in water. Don't see why you couldn't do that in your stalls.



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    Not necessarily what you're looking for, but I know of several people who have lined their stalls with puckboard. The stuff is very hard, the surface impervious (it withstands puck and stick abuse from rabid hockey players). In addition to standing up to kicks, it is said to be very easy to clean -- nothing sticks, like teflon.
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    I clean everything in my house with "Simple Green" and it cleans better than the "Chemical" cleaners.
    Bathroom, the walls, mop the floor, etc.

    It comes in 1 gallon concentrated jugs, so it lasts along time also.



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    Another vote for "Simple Green"

    Works great, I can clean every room of the house with it, and use it on harder jobs (like the grease my husband's Harley drips) outdoors.



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    Pressure washer.



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    Another vote for white vinegar. Cheap, and naturally antimicrobial. Though your stall may smell like a salad.



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    Thanks everyone for the advice!



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    Thumbs up castille soap

    like dr. brommer's, or similar. safe. cleans great. you can get it in lavender or peppermint. i use it for everything -facial wash, horse shampoo, dog shampoo, and even laundry detergent when i run out.
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    I also like Simple Green. You can get it in gallon jugs in the cleaning section of Home Depot. Also check out the dairy section of you local farm store.



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    Vinegar & sunlight

    (not the soap, the stuff from the sky)
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    Pressure washer. An electric one is nothing but water. Can it get any greener???

    G.



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    A third vote for pressure washer and plain water.
    I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.



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    I'd go for a pressure washer, and vinegar!
    Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? - The horse. (R.Duncan)



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    Quote Originally Posted by kayteedee View Post
    Another vote for white vinegar. Cheap, and naturally antimicrobial. Though your stall may smell like a salad.
    That's what my son said after I started spritzing vinegar in the kids' hair to help repel lice---"I smell like a salad now!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.GMan View Post
    That's what my son said after I started spritzing vinegar in the kids' hair to help repel lice---"I smell like a salad now!"
    He should be glad you didn't use a pressure washer on him



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    A little tip here I discovered today.
    I had to wash the stall fronts. I simple green'd and scrubbed, didn't do it. So, I took out the pressure washer and away I went.

    Then I had a pool, well a few pools of water. I was thinking I would never get rid of the water, and then Voila...the shop vac. How genius(actually, I didn't think of it, my help suggested it). I have had such a good day...hosing, shop vac'ing.

    Now, I am deciding what to do with those stall fronts...stain them, leave them, what.
    Any ideas.

    I thnk tomorrow, I am doing the white vinegar. I am in a cleaning mode! Now that I know the shop vac will come to my rescue!
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    Nice! Well, I am not so sure I can bring in a pressure washer into the farm that my horse is at as it's not my barn. The walls are concrete and painted white so you can see the stains and nastiness everywhere. It's icky. But I will have to do your other suggestions! Thank you.
    ~Lauren

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