Q: Why does Orange TKO
cost so much?
A: Orange TKO is a super concentrate. It has the power to handle the
tough jobs that most other cleaners cannot, yet when it is diluted with
water according to your application, it is actually very inexpensive.
Consider, for example, a general purpose cleaner. We regularly pay $3.00
to $5.00 in a grocery store for a 24 oz bottle. Using TKO, a 24 oz spray
bottle of general purpose cleaner costs about $0.41, based on the cost
of a 16 oz bottle of TKO! If you purchase a larger size, the cost of
your general purpose cleaner is even lower! Two ounces of Orange TKO
makes a whole gallon of general purpose cleaner! And that's just one
example. Because it is so concentrated, you don't need to use much of
it, but you always have the option to make it stronger for the tough
Q: Why are my windows and mirrors streaky after
cleaning them with TKO?
A: The general guideline for cleaning glass is 1/2 oz of TKO per gallon
of water, or 1/2 teaspoon per spray bottle. That mixture may vary a
little, depending on how hard or soft your water is. If your glass is
streaking, it means your solution is still too strong. Simply add more
water until the streaks disappear!
Q: I've got a tough stain in my carpet, and I
couldn't get it out with Orange TKO. What am I doing wrong?
A: The first thing to remember is you MUST give TKO time to emulsify
the stain. Spray your mixture on again. For a tough stain, you may use
it concentrated, but be sure to spray some water on, too. TKO works
best with water. Rub it into the stain and leave it sit for 2-5 minutes.
Then take a damp cloth and remove the stain with a twisting motion,
so as not to spread the stain. You may need to apply TKO and water again,
but as long as it's not a dye, TKO WILL remove it. Have patience!
Q: Is there anything that I cannot use Orange
A: As long as you can use water on the item, you can use TKO. ONE CAUTION:
do NOT use concentrated TKO on plastics. Some plastics may cloud! However,
it is safe to use diluted TKO on anything you can put water on.
Q: I used TKO to remove a stain in my carpet,
and it did a great job on the stain, but there was a white ring on the
carpet after it dried. How do I get rid of it?
A: The white ring is just TKO and water that wasn't removed from the
carpet. It's water soluble, so rinsing the area with some water will
remove the white spot. This may also occur in clothing if the TKO is
not fully removed. Rinse the spot with water and it will come out. If
it's a very tight weave fabric, it may be easier to rinse it out with
a shower head. TKO will NOT stain carpets or fabrics, or harm their
Q: I'm having problems getting the hard water stains off my bathtub.
Do you have any suggestions?
A: Orange TKO will remove hard water stains. Use it with water, and
if you're having trouble, give it a little help with some vinegar, or
some baking soda on your cloth. That gives you a little bit of abrasive
to help cut through it, without harming the surface.
Q: Orange TKO has removed rust stains for me
before, but I'm having trouble with one - any ideas?
A: Spray your Orange TKO on again, and then sprinkle some salt on the
rust stain. Give it a minute and then rub it off.
Q: Can Orange TKO be used on any fabric?
A: TKO is safe to use on any fabric that you can put water on. It will
not damage the fibers or the color of your fabric. This also applies
to carpets. For your own satisfaction, we recommend that you test first
on an inconspicuous area.
Q: Will TKO remove skunk
spray and cat spray?
A: Yes. Apply Orange TKO directly to the source of the odor. If the
odor has permeated other areas, such as carpets or furniture, spray
on a general purpose mix of TKO and water. TKO will eliminate any odor.
Q: Can TKO be used on metal surfaces?
A: Orange TKO is safe to use on all metals, including aluminum, gold,
silver and brass. In fact, TKO is being used to clean grease and oil
from metal surfaces prior to painting. Orange TKO is non-corrosive and
leaves no residue!
Q: Is it safe to use on
A: Yes. TKO and TKO Orange Pet Power are made from d'limonene, which
is extracted from the orange peel. Spray your pets with 1 oz of TKO
per gallon of water. Also use Orange TKO to remove grease, oil, tar
or odors from an animal's fur. Avoid spraying the TKO in your pet's
Q: Is TKO safe to use around
A: Yes. Orange TKO is non-toxic. In fact, you will find our Agriculture
Number on the label, which means that TKO is approved by Agriculture
Canada for use in registered food establishments.
Q: What exactly is Orange
TKO? Tell me how it is made.
A: Orange TKO is an emulsifier made from the peel of the orange. D'limonene
is the active ingredient that gives citrus cleaners the punch. Through
a double distillation process, d'limonene is separated from the orange
oil, removing the acidity, leaving Orange TKO with a neutral pH. This
double distillation process preserves the organic integrity of Orange
TKO. Orange TKO is not corrosive, and leaves no residue. Two environmentally
friendly (EPA approved) surfactants are added to allow d'limonene to
blend with water. Surfactants are also wetting agents, which gives TKO
more cleaning strength.
Q: If there are no synthetic
chemicals in TKO, what IS in it?
A: Orange TKO contains d'limonene, surfactants, and oxygen has been
added. There are no petroleum distillates or other synthetic chemicals.
It is 100% natural.