I am a sucker for gadgets as well as being a clean freak. When I saw this Intex Dry Cleaning Sponge at my local Ace Hardware store for $4.00, I just had to give it a try.
This sponge measures 6″ x 3″ x 1-1/2″, and it isn’t like a typical sponge. It’s colored tan, and is extremely dense. There’s a seam running down the center, like two sponges were glued together, but as far as I can tell the two surfaces are identical. It weighs 1/4 of a pound, and is made of cellufoam.
Safe to use on any surface
Cleans without water
The choice of fire restoration professionals
Claims to Remove Dirt From
Lamp & window shades
Brick & wall areas
Directions For Use
Use dry, never wet. Use sweeping motions beginning from top of the surface being cleaned. Exert moderate pressure as sponge becomes saturated with soot and dirt. Use unsoiled areas to finish cleaning. Sponge may be washed with soap and water. Allow to try thoroughly before reuse. Store in a cool dark place.
We have used this sponge in our motorhome to clean dust, dirt and leaves off of our couch, and it works in a pinch when we aren’t hooked up to electricity (or else I’d use my mini vacuum).
I’ve also used it to clean spots off of my wallpaper. I have a shelving unit in my diningroom that holds my candles. I didn’t notice it until the damage was done, but some of my Yankee candles were giving off some very black soot that left my wallpaper looking pretty bad.
Since the sponge is designed to use dry, I didn’t have to risk getting my wallpaper wet and ruining it. This sponge seemed like the perfect solution. I ran the sponge across my wall, and it kind of stuck to the wallpaper. It did indeed remove much of the soot, however, it didn’t leave it looking new. It was, however, a vast improvement from before.
This claims to remove pet hair, but our dog doesn’t shed. I do, however, have a bunch of sweaters that are made of angora blended yarns, and they DO shed. These sponges help remove the hair, and I use them when my lint rollers run out of tape.
I was disappointed in how well this “cleaned” lamp shades. It did drag all of the dust down out of the shade, but very little stuck to the sponge. Rather, it all fell onto my table, where I had to vacuum it up. I think I’ll stick to vacuuming my lampshades with my brush attachment. I had pretty much the same experience when attempting to clean the metal blinds in our motorhome.
I love the fact that this sponge is soft and remains soft after repeated washings. It doesn’t fall apart, and it won’t scratch delicate surfaces. If I had to clean up smoke damaged rooms, I would definitely choose Intex Dry Cleaning Sponges. For other cleaning uses, they are average.