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What can I spray on fabrics to kill germs & possibly Covid?

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HKmummymoo Wed 16-Sep-20 13:34:15

We are staying in a hotel next week and I'd like to take something with me to spray on soft furnishings for peace of mind.

What works??

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draughtycatflap Wed 16-Sep-20 13:36:58

I could lend you my magic sponge that’s been pissed on by nuns. I strap it to my head when I go shopping and I haven’t caught COVID yet.

draughtycatflap Wed 16-Sep-20 13:37:53

It soaks up evils too.

GenderApostate19 Wed 16-Sep-20 13:39:30

Fabulosa do a disinfectant spray for fabric or you could dilute zoflora into a spray bottle. I’d take milton wipes for the taps/switches and put the remote in a ziplock bag too.

fhhhhhhf Wed 16-Sep-20 13:47:44

Dettol spray & wear.

bookish83 Wed 16-Sep-20 13:49:04

Milton spray?

BlueThursday Wed 16-Sep-20 13:49:42

Wire brush and dettol

2020isnotbehaving Wed 16-Sep-20 13:55:47

Why don’t you ask hotel what sort of precautions they are taking? They must be cleaning due to guidelines and have worked it all out. Or are leaving rooms for longer between guests. You could risk marking furniture and bedding if you start randomly spraying chemicals. I thought covid “sank” into soft fabrics anyway and can only live on hard surfaces for any length of time.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 16-Sep-20 14:08:40

Zoono71 is a spray that kills viruses and keeps surfaces clean for 24 hours.

twilightcafe Wed 16-Sep-20 14:15:59

Dettol wipes for hard surfaces. They also do a spray for finishings.
Also a clear bag for remote control, travel mug for hot drinks.
Get rid of cushions, bolsters and throws. They are germ factories.

BanditsBum Wed 16-Sep-20 14:16:08

Dettol do a spray but Im pretty sure most places will be doing enhanced cleaning. Also (and I say this as someone who suffered from post natal OCD around contamination so I get the worry) it is highly unlikely that you will catch something from soft furnishings unless they are soiled. Especially if you are washing your hands before touching your face etc.

Maybe take your own pillow and towel if you are worried.

HillaryWhitney Wed 16-Sep-20 14:16:52

@draughtycatflap gringrin

BillywilliamV Wed 16-Sep-20 14:19:31

You can’t sanitise Textiles effectively with a spray of anything. If you are that worried then don’t go!

HKmummymoo Wed 16-Sep-20 14:25:01

Well thanks for the helpful advice, those that's given it 😬

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wafflyversatile Wed 16-Sep-20 14:31:43

Take wipes for hard surfaces. Ask not to have cleaners in daily. Shove un needed cushions in the wardrobe. go out for a few hours after checking in. The risk from soft furnishings is so minuscule I would guess you're more likely to die from a bad reaction to the spray. #notadoctor

BlueChampagne Wed 16-Sep-20 14:32:19

surgical spirit?

WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Wed 16-Sep-20 14:55:01

Petrol is probably good, ...with some matches.😈

I'm not really helping, am I? 🤐

EvilPea Wed 16-Sep-20 14:57:53

I thought the virus only lasted a very very short time on fabrics as they sap the moisture out of it

anditgoeson Wed 16-Sep-20 15:00:50

@draughtycatflap can I have one of those 🤣🤣

Cassie71 Wed 16-Sep-20 15:01:15

A portable steam cleaner.

MsWonderful Wed 16-Sep-20 15:07:57

I think you should take draughtycatflap up on her offer OP

LizzieMacQueen Wed 16-Sep-20 15:08:57

Just don't. The hotel management won't like it.

dudsville Wed 16-Sep-20 15:11:39

I understand wanting to take your own precautions. It will help you relax. We have a bottle of anti bac spray. It's not a cleanser or a bleach and starts that it's good for a range of germs. I think it makes travelling easier for us when we're going to see elderly family.

NekoShiro Wed 16-Sep-20 15:56:14


JovialNickname Wed 16-Sep-20 18:34:16

Industrial strength bleach.

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