December 16, 2021
Whether your job includes cleaning, staining or painting, your cleaning supplies should include rags and wiping cloths as an important (if not necessary) part of the job. For most jobs, it’s critical to have a rag that doesn’t leave behind pesky lint fibers that can harm your surface and create an uneven finish.
Cleaning wipes and microfiber cleaning cloths are a simple addition to every job type and make your finished product look better than if you used something like paper towels, kitchen towels, or cotton rags. Take it from us, using items that shed, like t-shirt rags or all-purpose cleaning towels, can really hurt how your finished project looks.
When looking for the best rag, it’s important to understand your needs and take a look at product details so you know that what you have can do the job.
Surface: First and foremost, consider what surfaces you are going to be using your rags on. Is it a smooth surface such as glass or stainless steel, or a rough piece of wood? Rags are woven and designed differently for different surfaces in order to eliminate linting. Understanding what your cloth will be used on will determine your best option.
Application: What is the purpose of the rag? If it’s just for cleaning, a traditional terry towel may do the trick. However, if the cloth is going to be used for wiping stains and wood staining, it’s critical to use a smooth, lint-free microfiber towel that will ensure a smooth finish.
Lifespan: Lastly, is it important for your crew to reuse these rags? Some options have a shorter lifespan, while others can be washed and reused multiple times!
*Cleaning cloths soaked with stains, linseed oil and/or solvents may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately place soaked cloth rags in a sealed, water-filled, metal container. Dispose of the cleaning rag in accordance with local fire regulations.
Trimaco offers a full line of rags and lint-free wipe. From traditional terry towels and recycled painter’s rags, to high-quality microfiber rags. Explore some of our most beloved lint-free options below!
Regardless of your job type and application, skip the general cleaning rags and take the time to research and invest in a high-quality rag that won’t ruin your project. For more options and related items like tack cloths, explore Trimaco’s full line of rags and wipers!