Keeping things clean is a priority in these unprecedented times. And while many of us know how to eliminate bacteria and viruses on hard surfaces, such as countertops and walls, we may not be so sure about how to disinfect our softer surfaces like vinyl upholstery.
Here is a helpful list of products that you can use to clean majority of vinyls:
Clorox ® Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfecting Cleaner
This kills bacteria and viruses in 30 seconds.
BLEACH-RITE ® Disinfecting Spray with Bleach, Current Technologies
This is a hospital-grade pre-mixed cleaner with bleach diluted 1:10.
Dispatch ® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach
This kills most bacteria and viruses in 1 minute. See the link for a full list.
Dilute the bleach up to a 9:1 ratio (10%). Liberally apply diluted bleach solution using a sponge. Rinse with cold water several times. Wipe dry. Be sure to follow the guidelines on the bleach label.
Isopropyl Alcohol with concentration of around 70% can kill coronaviruses. Leave the 70% Isopropyl Alcohol solution on the Morbern product for one minute. Follow this with several clean water rinses before wiping
Hydrogen Peroxide with a 3% concentration can be used to disinfect. Apply to the product and allow to sit for one minute. Follow this with several clean water rinses before wiping dry.
Please adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions. For more information, we recommend visiting Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home as listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
It is always best to practice on an inconspicuous area first to be sure it does not negatively affect the vinyl coated fabric. From there you can branch out to what you need to disinfect.
Please note that these are not cleaners for stains or dirt, instead they are disinfectants to help combat lingering bacteria and virus pathogens.
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Thanks to our partner MORBERN for these tips!