Definition of sugar soap in English:

sugar soap


mass nounBritish
  • An alkaline preparation containing washing soda and soap, used for cleaning surfaces or removing paint.

    • ‘If you are papering over paint, first clean the walls with sugar soap to make sure the paper sticks.’
    • ‘With two helpers - one to guard the anchorage and ropes and another to man a boat in the river below - they began their first task, to take off all the old paint with sugar soap and a wire brush.’
    • ‘Now I'm going to wash it down with sugar soap, allow it to dry over lunch and then paint the walls and ceiling this afternoon.’
    • ‘This leaves the kitchen and bathroom paint to be applied in the kitchen and bathroom, which is to be preceded by a session with sugar soap.’
    • ‘You can get rid of it fairly easily by washing down the affected parts of the walls with bleach and water or by using a sugar soap solution which can be bought in most hardware shops.’


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