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How can this product help with icy steps?

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Dawn-Dish-Soap-9oz

Instructions

  • Fill a clean, plastic bucket with 1 gallon of hot water. Add 2 tablespoons of Dawn dish soap and 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol to the warm water and mix thoroughly with a long-handled spoon. Use the original blue Dawn dish soap that does not contain bleach.
  • Pour the hot, soapy mixture into a clean garden sprayer.
  • Use the garden sprayer to soak the icy driveway with the Dawn dish soap mixture. If needed, repeat the process until you have covered the entire driveway in the soapy mixture. Alternatively, dump the mixture directly on the driveway if a garden sprayer is not available.

Dawn dish soap does not freeze at below zero temperatures. It is inexpensive and will not damage any surfaces you put it on, like rock salt can.

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3 thoughts on “How can this product help with icy steps?

  1. This does NOT work and is dangerous. I mixed it exactly according to instructions all over the web. Original formula, rubbing alcohol etc… Our outside temperature was 14 degrees, light coating of icy patches all over steps and sidewalk. Slowly poured on the mixture from a 2 gal bucket. Of course the hot water quickly dissolves whatever ice it initially touches but then just as quick it freezes and *BAM* ice!! Its like a skating pond! Do NOT do this.

  2. From what I gather from this conversation is that you need to spray it on before you get the ice. It will repel any water away from the steps . If it repels it away it cannot freeze there. You can’t just dump a bucket of water out there like mr guest did below! Doh! No I have not tried it , but it sounds similar to actual products on the market that do the same thing at a more substantial cost. Too much snow here in MI to try it!

  3. I mix and spray on my awning over door to keep wt off and it really worked well. helps snow slide off I do reapply now and then

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