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SimultaneousEquation Sat 21-Oct-17 14:20:57

Option 1: spray multiple times per square metre, wipe with kitchen towel.
Option 2: spray two or three times per square metre or direct on stubborn marks, wipe with damp cloth.

Your verdict is final.

Pengggwn Sat 21-Oct-17 14:22:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

donajimena Sat 21-Oct-17 14:22:48

Neither. Spray with gusto but not overzealous then wipe. Are these seriously the instructions given?

MrsHathaway Sat 21-Oct-17 14:23:09

I wouldn't use a damp cloth on a sealed wood surface so I'd be wanting to use kitchen roll or similar to remove all the wetness. 1.

malika54 Sat 21-Oct-17 14:24:17

Stubborn stains with dedicated sponge. Then kitchen towel with antibac spray. Don't like damp cloths.

elQuintoConyo Sat 21-Oct-17 14:25:47

Damp cloth.

I couldn't be using acres of kitchen roll and binning it, what a waste.

justilou1 Sat 21-Oct-17 14:27:42

I probably spray too much because it smells fab!

Whisky2014 Sat 21-Oct-17 14:27:59

2 although id do it randomly to naked sure the surface would get some of the product at some point

Soubriquet Sat 21-Oct-17 14:29:50


kaytee87 Sat 21-Oct-17 14:32:59

Using a damp cloth depends on what type of surface you have I suppose. The cloth would also have to be given a hot wash every day to remain clean probably.
I’m really bad and use surface wipes 🙈 I know I shouldn’t but I try to offset it somewhat by taking the train or walking everywhere I can, recycling where possible and having a compost bin.

fairygarden Sat 21-Oct-17 14:36:21

I spray all over and then wipe with a wet disinfect wipe , then dry with paper towel.

ProseccoMamam Sat 21-Oct-17 14:37:30

Spray all over and wipe with a cloth, then dry with kitchen roll

A anti-bac wipe will do during the day for cleaning up small spills

pallisers Sat 21-Oct-17 14:37:49

2. Can't clean without water and don't like using paper towels because of the waste.

BriechonCheese Sat 21-Oct-17 14:41:05

When I was a teenager I worked as a chamber maid. They taught us to spray the cleaner on the cloth because you would be sure the product would get everywhere the cloth touched.

BriechonCheese Sat 21-Oct-17 14:42:04

Pressed too soon.
So dampen the cloth, fold the cloth and spray 3 times on to cloth. Move to next surface, fold cloth and spray again.

CardsforKittens Sat 21-Oct-17 14:54:06

Depends if the surface is greasy or sticky. If it's sticky, damp cloth. If it's greasy, kitchen roll. If both greasy and sticky the sticky is easier to deal with first, then the greasy. Damn, I hate cleaning!

chemenger Sat 21-Oct-17 14:54:30

Option 2. Damp cloth, no drying or dry with another cloth. No wipes or paper towels. Cloths washed in a 60 degree wash with eco detergent.

19lottie82 Sat 21-Oct-17 14:56:03

Number 2 purely based on the fact that using kitchen roll is a total waste. Why?

19lottie82 Sat 21-Oct-17 14:56:53

I’m more amused on the fact that two people would actually spend their time debating this, then turn to the internet to settle the “arguement”!

Abitofaproblem Sat 21-Oct-17 14:57:05

Option 1, just habit, not much thinking has gone into it!

MuseumOfCurry Sat 21-Oct-17 14:57:34

I agree, I try to avoid kitchen roll <polishing halo>

But these two steps with accomplish exactly the same thing. Are you bored, OP?

MrsHathaway Sat 21-Oct-17 14:59:06

I agree that kitchen roll isn't environmentally sustainable but I maintain that something dry (a clean microfibre cloth) is better than a wet cloth.

MarmaladeIsMyJam Sat 21-Oct-17 15:01:04

Spray on the surfaces then wipe with a damp cloth. My husband uses those awful green sponges and leaves the surfaces soaking wet, it makes me want to kill him. This is my favourite cleaner by the way!

littlemissneela Sat 21-Oct-17 15:08:54

As its this particular one, I spray the surface then wipe witha damp cloth. If its a small spill, I'll spray the damp kitchen towel and wipe. Ths stuff needs wiping off properly not like Dettol surface spray which I usually use.

Topcleaner476 Sat 21-Oct-17 15:28:50

It depends. Are there crumbs/debris on the surface? If so, do a dry wipe first to remove them, then, and only then, spray product or soap and water, then wet-cloth rinse, then dry with dry soft clean cloth.
Also, it depends on what type of surface you are cleaning, of course.

I take cleaning dilemmas quite seriously! grin

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