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BabyLlamaZen Wed 13-May-20 19:41:19

With surface sprs, do you use a damp cloth/paper towel? Or dry?

My dh uses a dry cloth and it makes me want to heave. How can you wipe a dirty surface clean with a dry cloth and bit of spray?

And yet it doesn't say anything about water on the container. AIBU?

BabyLlamaZen Wed 13-May-20 19:41:38


Maybelatte Wed 13-May-20 19:42:47

Wet cloth and spray. Dry cloth doesn’t work at all, just leaves streaks everywhere.

Cheeseycheeseycheesecheese Wed 13-May-20 19:42:53

Wet cloth, then dry with a dry one.
Wouldn't a dry cloth just smear the counters?

timetest Wed 13-May-20 19:44:21

I wash down with soapy water and a j cloth then use an antibacterial spray and paper towel.

BabyLlamaZen Wed 13-May-20 19:46:36

That's what I thought! But there is nothing on the spray that mentions the cloth needs to be damp. Made me think I was imagining it.

AndMyHairWillShineLikeTheSea Wed 13-May-20 19:48:23

A dry cloth actually but I liberally spray so the surface isn't dry anyway.
I wouldn't want to soak the surface tbh, paranoid about the oak.
Couldn't be bothered with cleaning them, then drying them afterwards.

kimlo Wed 13-May-20 19:50:06

a quick clean anti-bac and a dry cloth.

a proper clean a cloth with washing up liquid and zoflora and then dry it with another cloth.

Veterinari Wed 13-May-20 19:51:42

If you spray, why do you need a wet cloth?

It just dilutes the disinfectant and makes it pointless.
Either use disinfectant and a dry cloth or just soap and a wet cloth

TARSCOUT Wed 13-May-20 19:53:12

Spray with antibacterial, leave 2 minutes then remove antibacterial cleaner and broken down germs with dry cloth.

HariboLectar Wed 13-May-20 19:53:57

Damp, I'm guessing that's what my parents do too as I've obviously learned to do it that way from somewhere.

Spermysextowel Wed 13-May-20 19:55:28

My Dettol spray instructions say clean wipe over with a clean damp cloth & allow to dry. I always wipe with a different soapy cloth first (I seem to make a lot of mess when cooking), then let that dry, then use the Dettol.

Marsalimay Wed 13-May-20 19:55:33

Spray with homemade vinegar solution and wipe with dry cloth.

NiteFlights Wed 13-May-20 19:55:45

Slightly damp cloth. Spray, wipe thoroughly.

Maybe they don’t tell you to use a damp cloth because they want you to use more spray?

Stannisbaratheonsboxofmatches Wed 13-May-20 19:59:36

Spray and wet/ damp cloth.

TabbyMumz Wed 13-May-20 20:00:00

Mainly just use dish wash sponge with washing up liquid on it. Occasionally if I've been cutting chicken, I might use spray, but again with a damp dish wash sponge.

CherryPavlova Wed 13-May-20 20:00:10

Soapy microfibre cloth that is laundered daily. I use boards for food preparation, so it’s only to get rid of splashes or crumbs.

GrumpiestOldWoman Wed 13-May-20 20:00:56

Well rung out soapy cloth.

GoatyGoatyMingeMinge Wed 13-May-20 20:02:14

Dry cloth

DrunkUnicorn Wed 13-May-20 20:02:31

Lots of spray, Minky scrubber and then dry with the other soft side.

SilenceOfThePrams Wed 13-May-20 20:03:02

Wipe off crumbs with a dry cloth, attack sticky bits with a knife or damp cloth.

Spray, leave two minutes, wipe off spray with a second dry cloth. Takes a couple of minutes for the disinfectant to do its job so spraying it down and wiping it off straight away doesn’t leave it clean clean.

Grumpbum123 Wed 13-May-20 20:06:46

Anti bac wipes and throw

Neeks888 Wed 13-May-20 20:07:08

The thought of the dry cloth is making me itch...

dementedpixie Wed 13-May-20 20:08:05

Spray and then use a bit of dry kitchen roll. Works fine

Namechangex10000 Wed 13-May-20 20:11:05

Heavily spray the counter, dry micro fibre cloth. It would just be war otherwise? I get pissed off because my other half uses a wet cloth 🤣

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