Dust-Off Your Patio Furniture Before the Warmer Months

Cleaning patio furniture

Yes, it’s a good idea to clean your patio furniture before you put it out on the patio for the warmer months. We know we’ve said it’s recommended to clean the furniture in the fall when you put it away for the winter season, but it’s also important in the spring too. Luckily, cleaning patio furniture is pretty easy when it has been sitting in storage.

However, it’s good to wipe off the dust and whatever has accumulated on it in storage. Here are some tips and benefits of cleaning the patio furniture before you put it out for the warmer months!

Use a Microfiber Towel to Dust Your Patio Furniture

At Sponge Outlet, we provide microfiber towels that work very well when it comes to dust. You never want to put out dusty patio furniture out on your patio, so it’s important to get rid of it to make your patio furniture look nicer. You also should get rid of those cobwebs that gather on your chairs and tables.

Our microfiber towel is easy and simple to use. You can run the towel under water for a few seconds, ring it out, and then wipe off the dust on the patio furniture. Use it on the whole surface area of each piece of furniture.

Eraser Sponges Work Well for the Tougher Spots

Our eraser sponges have the ability to knock out the dirt and grime that might be tougher to scrub off. There is no need to use any soap or cleaning solutions with these products. All you need is some water, and the eraser sponge will do the rest of the work. Our eraser sponges will get to the bottom of those tough scuff marks. Note: It may cause dulling of painted or glossy surfaces, so it’s important to test out on another item before your patio furniture.

The Benefits of Spring Cleaning the Patio Furniture

Patio furniture, when kept in storage can collect dust, scuff marks, and cobwebs. It will be beneficial to clean the furniture off before putting it out for the summer season. It will look cleaner and newer out on your patio!

Contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information about our cleaning products!

 

 

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Eraser Sponges

When it comes to household cleaning, most homeowners can agree that eraser sponges are a staple. People swear by them since they can get almost anything out of any surface, there is very little that an eraser sponge cannot do! Although eraser sponges are easy enough to obtain, people are always looking for homemade solutions, especially since DIY crafts are trending.

However some things, like an eraser sponge, cannot be replicated.

Regardless, people still try and you may see DIY eraser sponge tutorials on Pinterest or Youtube. The tutorials claim that eraser sponges will get stains out of walls, floors and surfaces which sounds great, however the DIY substance that you make based off of a strangers advice is likely to make an even bigger mess!

The material used in DIY is referred to as Melamine Foam. This foam is an efficient tool for removing stains and it’s easy enough to get the material, but executing the creation of a quality eraser sponge is much more difficult than a DIY project.

Trying to DIY with this project just isn’t worth the possible outcomes.

Instead of attempting to make your own eraser sponge, make it easier on yourself and order from Spongeoutlet!  We are the leading online distributor of bulk melamine eraser sponges, microfiber towels, dusters, mops and other essential cleaning supplies. Contact us today by calling 877-776-6430 or browse our products online.

Chinese Eraser Sponges – Beware!

At SpongeOutlet, we have been informed that many of our customers have received direct e-mail solicitations from companies claiming that they can provide compared sponges as found at SpongeOutlet.com, but at a lower price.

We are familiar with these companies and can assure you that they are not providing the same melamine sponges.

These sponges provided by these companies are knock-off melamine manufactured in China.

You should be aware that Chinese melamine has been tested and may contain high levels of some very dangerous chemicals.

SpongeOutlet is the largest private labeler of melamine sponges in North America, and together with its parent company, has been in business since 2004.

Our sponges are the compared material as the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. The raw product for the Magic Eraser – and our sponges – is Basotect.

It is manufactured by the largest chemical company in the world – BASF – which is located in Germany.

Our sponges are completely safe and can be used in the presence of food products, pets, and small children.

Before making any decisions to buy inferior and potentially dangerous Chinese melamine, we encourage you to research some of the issues associated with them. You can start by simply researching the terms, “Chinese” and “melamine”.

After researching Chinese melamine, hopefully you will be convinced as a consumer, that the savings of approximately three ($.03) cents per sponge is not very appealing.

SpongeOutlet would also like to inform you that the same Chinese manufacturers of melamine foam have repeatedly contacted our company in an attempt to sell us their sponges.

We could buy that product right now, and sell it to you at the same price that others are. We will not do so, and can assure you that we will NEVER market their products.

If you have any questions about our sponges or want to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us at 877-776-6430 or at sales@spongeoutlet.com.

Making the Most of Your Eraser Sponge

Instant Erase Extra Large Melamine Eraser Sponges (21pk) 2 ponges one standing upright, the other lying down

Making your Eraser Sponge last as long as it can!

We all know how nifty these little eraser sponges are- they work like magic, cleaning  just about anything and without the chemical smell afterwards. But how do you make them last as long as possible, and get every pennies worth out of them? Follow these tips to get the most use out of your eraser sponge.

Try cutting your Eraser Sponges into quarters- cut long strips along the width. This will give you four times the scrubbing power, and that much more surface to work with!

Many of us think to automatically dunk our sponges into the water and then squeeze it out- but wait a minute, there is a better way to do this. Instead, try lightly misting it with water (using a mister or the kitchen sink sprayer). Do this instead of saturating it first- because this tends to make the eraser sponge shrivel up more.

Another tip is to lightly scrub with your Eraser Sponge. The surface of these Sponges will require a lot less elbow grease, because of their unique surfaces. Also this will help you with the shredding. The less you press it into the surface you are working on, the longer it will stay intact.

Lastly, when your Eraser Sponge starts to get a little gross, (after cleaning your toilet, sink, tub, etc.) simply spray it to rinse it out. This will help revive it a bit. Squeeze the excess out. Do this until it begins to shred.

What’s another great tip for never running out of these awesome Eraser Sponges? Buy them in bulk.

Understanding Eraser Sponges: Don’t DIY!

eraser spongeMost homeowners agree that eraser sponges are a staple when it comes to household cleaning supplies.

People swear by them, and with good reason. They can get almost anything out of any surface; there’s very little that an eraser sponge cannot do.

Eraser sponges are great and easy enough to obtain, yet with DIY becoming more popular, everyone wants to find a homemade solution for everything.

Some things, you just cannot replicate, like an eraser sponge.

Regardless, people try; you may even see some DIY eraser sponge tutorials on Pinterest. The quality, professionally made eraser sponges will get stains out of your walls, floors, and surfaces.

However, the DIY substance that you make based off a stranger’s advice is likely to just make a bigger mess.

The material used in these is referred to as Melamine Foam.

This is an efficient tool for removing stains, and it’s easy enough to obtain the material. However, executing the creation of a quality eraser sponge is much more difficult than a DIY project.

Trying to DIY with this particular project just isn’t worth the possible outcomes.

When using the sponges on your surfaces, remember to wear gloves for protection… from the water.

There have been many internet rumors about eraser sponges and their “danger”.

Fortunately, Snopes recently debunked the myth about eraser sponges being harmful, so there’s nothing to worry about as far as cleaning with them.

So go ahead, make eraser sponges a staple on your shopping list too.

Myths about Eraser Sponges

Eraser SpongesThere are many myths about eraser sponges, because of how well they work.

Here are a couple of the popular ones, and the truth behind them.

Eraser Sponges were banned from stores because they contained formaldehyde.

  • False!
    • Many people are worried that they have to put faith in the cleaning products industry to keep them safe from harm. The fact that they can be somewhat strong on polished surfaces makes people wonder. Eraser Sponges are non-toxic. Because of how safe it is, the eraser sponges are still available today.

Eraser Sponges and similar products gave a child chemical burn.

  • The only chemical that is in these sponges is melamine, which if found in foam form on the sponges.
    • There are not any chemicals in there that would cause chemical burn; you would have to essentially “sand” your skin off in order to have that effect from an Eraser Sponge.

Eraser Sponges do not contain chemicals.

  • Again, this is false.
    • The melamine that I mentioned before is in fact a chemical, just maybe not one you would see in a mad scientist’s lab. You shouldn’t eat it and you should keep it away from children. However, it is safe to use in your home and around your children and pets.

You can leave an Eraser Sponge in your toilet overnight and it will be bleach white!

  • The truth is, you would have to have an extremely strong, and possibly unsafe chemical in order to do this.
    • On a side note, we don’t suggest you do this, especially if you have animals or young children that occasionally get curious about the toilet.

So tell me- what sorts of rumors have you heard? We are interested to know what else is circling out there in the ether. Comment with your response!
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