HOME-based floor polish makers are reportedly using condoms when a�?cookinga�? their product because they become a a�?high shinea�? floor polish.
Condoms replaced what was the popular ingredient, empty Sta-Soft containers because of the long lasting shine they produce as well as easy accessibility.
A floor polish maker who feared being identified thinking that she could be arrested (which wona��t happen anyway) told B-Metro that the formula was arrived at after years of trying different plastics in the cut-throat home made floor polish industry.
a�?There is stiff competition and one has to make sure she makes polish which is easy to apply and shine. Someone recommended use of condoms and it proved to be very good compared to plastic containers,a�? she said.
a�?Condoms are quick to melt andA� stick to the floor which is good. Ever since I started using this new ingredient, my clientele has increased and I know it is because of these condoms,a�? she added.
Condoms are cost effective.
a�?When making polish, we always want cheap and readily available ingredients. To get profit one has to buy tar and paraffin,a�? she said.
Their rival brands such as Cobra cost a dollar and they sell their home made stuff for half that price.
In 2015 Zimbabwe National Network of People living with HIV (ZNNP+) complained about the growing trend at a time when sexually transmitted infections were on the rise.