Dry Cloths Types For Home Cleaning
Dry Cloths Types For Home Cleaning – We need dry cloths for dusting, polishing and shining dry surfaces. The main thing to remember is to have plenty and to keep them clean. Otherwise, you are just pushing dirt around.
Dry sponge. Made of a special rubber, dry sponges are useful for cleaning surfaces where water cannot be used, for example, on lampshades. They do not work on grease but are one of the few things that can clean porous brick. When dirty, throw away. Dry sponges cannot be washed.
Dusters. Avoid the traditional yellow dusters. They shed lint, their dye runs when they are wet and their loose hems can catch on things, such as splinters in wood. Instead, look for white or light-colored flat-hemmed dusters.
You need plenty of dusters, at least a dozen. Wash dusters frequently in the washing machine and launder without fabric conditioner because it can impede the duster’s natural absorbency. Dry naturally or tumble-dry.
Avoid feather dusters. They do not hold the dust and their quills can scratch furniture.
Flat duster mop. Use for cleaning wooden floors. Use dry for sweeping or dump for mopping. Choose natural fibers to prevent scratching the floor. Avoid mops that are impregnated with wax. Wash as necessary in warm, soapy water. Allow to dry naturally.
Fluffy dusters. These long-handled dusters deal with dust in high and awkward places (pictures, cornices, behind radiators) and are the best thing to clean books. They hold on to the dust, rather than whisking it round the room. Choose natural lambswool over synthetic, which can scratch. Wash as necessary in warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry naturally.
Specialist polishing cloths. Use for polishing metal. A silver polishing cloth is probably the most useful product for buffing up lightly tarnished silver, because it contains a tarnish inhibitor. Cloths are also available for copper, stainless steel etc. To clean, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.