Water Based Vs. Water Soluble
We are asked quite often to get out spots or stains from carpet and upon being asked, quite often, I hear this…
“It’s water based, so it should just rinse out real easy, right?”
In short, NO! Not at all.
Water based means that it has a main ingredient of water. But having a water base has nothing to do with being water soluble, especially after the product dries.
Now, many things are water soluble. You should look for these labels when you’re buying paints, markers, and other similar things for your children. These are typically cheap and an easy way to keep the house cleaned. Or at least easier to clean.
|Many items are water based, typically the association of water base is with paints but there are many other things as well. Here is an interesting list of things that are commonly water based: personal lubricants, hair care products, sealers for flooring, polyurethane (clear coat for wood), and even some sharpie markers are water based.|
Some of these water based items are water soluble and some are not.
Though these two phrases are commonly mixed up, now you know the difference and what to consider when you’re buying products for the kids to play with.
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