Chemical Place

Oxalic Acid


In wood restoration where the acid dissolves away a layer of dry surface wood to expose fresh material underneath. Used many times on decks, docks and boats. 

‚ÄčAs an additive to automotive wheel cleaners. 

Part of a mixture for pool cleaning.

As a mordant in dyeing processes. Vaporized oxalic acid, or a 6% solution of oxalic acid in sugar syrup, is used by some beekeepers as an insecticide against the parasitic Varroa mite. 

As a rust remover in such applications as automotive shops, antiques restoration and various metals.