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jeyes fluid

Hi, have implemented a system of cleaning my tools regularly and have a jar of jeyes fluid.  How often do I need to change it in order for it still to be effective.  It is in a Kilner type jar so not open to the air except when I'm using it.  Thank you


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,759
    I've never cleaned a single tool in 50 years of gardening. 
  • Me too Hostafan1 but with more time during lockdown and lots of black spot among my roses, I thought I ought to try it - but then these questions arise!
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,182
    I have a tin of Jeyes fluid that must be at least 5 years old and it still seems to be working effectively if the smell is anything to go by  :)
    I expect you're aware of the rules and regulations regarding its use, if no one else can help, you could maybe try contacting them directly.
  • SydRoySydRoy Posts: 167
    I'm assuming you've diluted it from concentrate? which case (if it's in a sealed jar) it will last almost indefinitely.
    FWIW I use cheap disinfectant on my tools because I use them occasionally to scoop up pet waste. Having said that I clean and oil things like seccies and loppers quite often and I'll scrape mud of tools before I put them away but only because I like a clean shed.
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