Prep raw wood on stairs. Use something other than Dirtex?
I'm having the carpet ripped off my stairs (today) and will be painting the wood underneath.
I'm using BIN primer. It was recommended on here before to clean with powdered Dirtex. I can't find it anywhere in stores. I could order online but I was hoping there was something else that will work just as well?
Zinsser's site for surface prep just says "clean surface with soap and water, household cleaner or TSP solution." Says "do not use solvents because yadda ya."
For some reason I was thinking I couldn't use water on wood?
I have good old soap and water (what kind of soap?) and I know the hardware store has TSP.