You should never use a Clorox wipe for cleaning your skin, but you probably already knew this one, and it’s still worth a reminder that Clorox wipes are not baby wipes. The chemicals in these wipes are intended to clean hard surfaces, not your skin, your kid’s skin, or your pet’s fur. So, read on for more!
Wiping Granite Countertops
It’s so easy to use Clorox wipes in the kitchen to disinfect, pick up crumbs, and tackle tough cooking stains, but you may want to think twice before using them on granite countertops. Because granite is a porous material, it is typically sealed for protection. Clorox wipes can actually eat away at the sealant, putting that pretty granite surface at risk.
You may be tempted to just quickly clean off your dishes, silverware, or a glass with a Clorox wipe, but don’t! Never use Clorox wipes to clean anything your mouth will touch. They contain chemicals that could be harmful if ingested.
Polishing Your Eyeglasses
If you’re out of lens wipes, don’t try and reach for a Clorox wipe as a substitute. Many of the chemicals in Clorox wipes can cause mild irritation if they come in direct contact with your eyes and may even warrant a not-so-fun call to your physician.
Sanitizing Your Sofa
Clorox wipes are sudsy enough to use for scrubbing, but it’s not a good idea to use them on upholstered surfaces like sofas or mattresses. The alcohol in Clorox wipes can stain or fade fabrics. If you use these wipes on your sofa, you may end up ruining a perfectly good piece of furniture.
Wiping Off Untreated Wood
When you’re doing a DIY woodworking project, it’s a good idea to start with a fresh, clean surface. But whatever you do, if you’re working with untreated wood, don’t use a Clorox wipe to clear off dust and dirt. Because untreated or unpainted wood is porous, disinfectant wipes can leave it with a big, ugly stain.