How to Use Simple Green

Simple Green is a nontoxic and biodegradable cleaner and degreaser that was originally developed for use in industrial and commercial settings.

Clean a variety of stains with Simple Green.
Simple Green is available for purchase from various retail outlets and is suitable for use on surfaces around the home including appliances, glass, carpets, pots, sporting equipment and vehicle parts. Simple Green can be purchased in concentrate form and mixed with water to obtain the required strength necessary for specific cleaning needs. .

Determine the type of cleaning for which the Simple Green will be used. Consider whether the cleaner will be used for general cleaning such as glass and countertops or for heavy-duty tasks like degreasing an engine or removing heavy stains.

Mix a heavy-concentrate solution of Simple Green for cleaning grease and heavy stains. Use equal parts of Simple Green and water. For example, add 8 cups of Simple Green to 8 cups of water in a one-gallon container.

Mix a medium-strength or general-purpose solution of Simple Green that is suitable for use as an everyday cleaner and degreaser by adding 2 cups of Simple Green to 14 cups of water in a one-gallon container.

To prepare a solution of Simple Green for cleaning non-greasy and lightly soiled areas, add 1/2 cup of Simple Green to 15 1/2 cups of water in a one-gallon container.

Add the solution you need to a clean spray bottle. Spray the Simple Green onto the surface to be cleaned and wipe away with a clean rag or cloth. Allow the Simple Green solution to soak into heavy deposits of grease and soil for several minutes before removal.

Things You Will Need

  • Simple Green
  • Water
  • Measuring cup
  • Spray bottle
  • Rag

About the Author

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.