Dry Cleaning Sponge

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Dry cleaning sponges clean surfaces without getting them wet. Wipe away any kind of particulate matter—dust, pet hair, soot, mold, and other stubborn dirt—from any surface. Made of vulcanized natural rubber, they are non-greasy, leave no residue and are completely safe for use on delicate surfaces.

Available in three sizes:

  • Small 3/4" x 3" x 2"

  • Large 3/4" x 3" x 6"

  • Extra Large 1 3/4" x 3" x 6"

Dry cleaning sponges clean surfaces without getting them wet. Wipe away any kind of particulate matter—dust, pet hair, soot, mold, and other stubborn dirt—from any surface. Made of vulcanized natural rubber, they are non-greasy, leave no residue and are completely safe for use on delicate surfaces.

These sponges have many different names—dry cleaning, soot remover, chemical sponge, wall brite sponge, dirt eraser. No matter how you label them, they are ideal for cleaning dirt- and soot-covered surfaces and any cleaning where you can’t use water or solvents.

They are especially effective at cleaning television and computer screens. This sponge is also great for removing any kind of hair from carpet, fabrics and solid surfaces.

Directions for Using Dry Cleaning Sponges

Use completely dry. Do Not wet sponge. When cleaning, start at the top of your artwork and work your way down. Use straight parallel firm strokes that overlap slightly. Do not scrub.

Sponge may look dirty, but particles are working their way into the unique cell structure. You may remove a layer of the sponge with a razor blade knife to expose a new surface if you wish.

As you use the sponge, it absorbs smoke/soot and dirt into the pores of the sponge. The uniqueness of the sponge is all in the cell structure. It is a vulcanized latex rubber sponge. When the product was invented, it was called a chemical sponge. It had that name because, at the time, chemical meant more cleaning power. The sponge is actually non-toxic natural latex rubber. The sponge cleans soot or dirt off any surface that has not come apart at the surface. The sponge will not pull up stains such as deep burn marks, water marks, ink, etc. It is meant to pick up anything topical that normal dusting will not remove. The sponge is also very effective in removing pet hair.

Cleaning

The sponge can be washed in warm mild soapy water. It is very important that the sponge completely air dries at normal temperatures away from sunlight and air vents. Do not dry with heat or in a dryer.

Storing

Unused sponges should be stored at normal temperatures, in a box or wrapped in dark plastic, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. It is normal for the sponge to turn pinkish or reddish and does not change the effectiveness of the sponge. This tends to happen more in warmer seasons.

Dry Surface Cleaning

Mechanical and dry-surface-cleaning materials are indispensable in the removal of minute soot or dirt particles. Depending on the surface to be cleaned, appropriate materials might include the use of erasers: eraser powder such as Skum-X, block erasers, particularly art gum and vinyl erasers, and mechanical erasers (Selick 1996).

Elizabeth Moffatt (1992) points out that many of the dry-surface-cleaning materials that are particularly suited to soot and dirt removal are composed of vulcanized rubber: Skum-X eraser powder, Groom/Stick, and soot sponges. Where bulk cleaning procedures are appropriate, an object can be cleaned in a tray of eraser powder. Fine glass beads (e.g., B.T. 13) can be used to lift and hold soot from a surface. Groom/Stick has a particular ability to pick up and hold soot and dirt and is useful for surfaces that are porous or textured or have tiny recesses. Groom/Stick can be used by hand or applied on the end of an applicator stick or other tool. Soot sponges are very useful for cleaning many surfaces and can be used full size or cut into smaller blocks. Cotton batting and soft wipes, such as the brand Webril Wipe, can be used in a gentle lifting motion; broad rubbing motions should be avoided unless a surface is not porous or textured. Dry-surface-cleaning materials are also useful when testing for the presence of a light soot layer on an object. A small block of soot sponge or Groom/Stick® rubbed onto a lightly sooty surface will pick up some soot, where a stab dampened with a cleaning solvent will not.

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SKU661-DCS
BrandRublev Colours
VendorNatural Pigments
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.

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