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Having asthma means we have to be super-careful about the toiletries and cleaning products we have in the house. Any aerosol is a strict no-no as it's an instant trigger for an asthma attack. Consequently, Hubby and I use various pump sprays, roll-ons and wipes for all our personal and household cleaning needs.
Last summer I made a project out of rescuing a sad, beaten-up old coffee table. I'd picked it up at a car boot sale for a couple of pounds and spent a few afternoons out in the sunshine (a rare phenomena last year!) sanding and cleaning the thing down. After applying a brand new coat of varnish it looked super-spiffy and I was resolved to keep it that way.
Most living room surfaces get a flick of the duster and/or an anti-bacterial wipe, but I knew neither would be good enough for my table as I wanted the varnish to last! I searched our local Wilkinson's for a suitable cleaning product and, after walking past the various spray polishes, I found these Mr Sheen multi-surface wipes.
My Mr Sheen multi-surface wipes cost around £1 for 24 wipes. They came in a plastic, red pack with a re-sealable front allowing me to take out one wipe at a time. Since I'm mainly using them on my coffee table one pack lasts several months and I've discovered they stay moist for all that time, so long as I reseal the packet carefully. My wipes are lavender and camomile scented and the fragrance is both subtle and pleasant, without being overwhelmingly floral.
The wipes can be used on metal, wood, glass and plastic, so in the spirit of enquiry I've tried them on other household surfaces.
*METAL? TAKING THE MICKEY*
The wipes cleaned my metal door plates but left them quite smeared. I think I'll stick to using standard anti-bacterial wipes on these surfaces.
*GLASS? THINK I'LL PASS*
One word: smears! I tried the wipes on our glass-paned doors and it was a nightmare getting rid of the smears. Only soft cloths and a heck of a lot of elbow-grease did the job.
*PLASTIC? NOT FANTASTIC*
Again smears! I've gone back to dusters and/or anti-bac wipes for plastic surfaces.
*WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT? SUCCESS!*
But on wood? These wipes work. My table is clean, shiny and smells lovely. I've tried the wipes on other wooden surfaces, like chair legs and bookcases with really good results.
These wipes are great for wooden surfaces but I won't use them on anything else, despite the claims on the packet.
If you have a house with small children in it, the need to clean seems never ending. There always seem to be drink spills, finger marks where they shouldn't be and all manner of smudges in all manner of places. That is why I always seem to need some form of polish at my disposal.
Along with having my usual spray, I always like to have a pack of Mr Sheen multi-surface wipes on hand as they are a quick and convenient way of attacking all of the above problems quickly. They claim to clean, shine and protect on many surfaces including metal, wood, glass and plastic. It's hard to judge whether they actually protect (can anything protect against a mucky toddler??) but they do seem to do a good job of cleaning and shining in virtually every room in the house and they are also incredibly useful to have in the car!
As I have already mentioned, I need to use them on a variety of spills and marks and I am always satisfied that they do a good job. I have even used them to remove felt pen stains from my daughters' play table.
The wipes come in a pack giving you a choice of two different sizes to use. There are 36 large sized wipes. However, as each of these are perforated down the middle you can easily split these in half and then you have the option of up to 72 regular sized wipes. The regular sized wipes are just a bit bigger than a toilet roll square but adequate enough if you want to attack just a small mark or spill. The larger ones are obviously twice the size and are better for wiping a larger area.
The pack has a small opening at the top through which to pull out the wipes. It is essential that you seal this properly between uses otherwise the wipes will definitely dry out - as I know to my cost! I do find that when the pack is full it is a bit tricky to pull out just the one wipe and you might end up with a few which is very annoying. However, as the pack becomes less full, it definitely becomes easier. You do notice a light furniture polish type fragrance but it is not as strong as what you would get from a spray. The wipes are moist to the touch and as I said they work well on pretty much every surface including mirrors and glass doors. You generally don't need to put much effort into wiping although a tougher stain will require a bit more elbow power! When you are finished, you just need to throw it in the bin!
The usual retail price is about £2.50 which make them quite pricy compared to Mr sheen polish but I have noticed that at the moment they are on offer in Ocado for £1.75.
Mr Sheen furniture wipes are in a bright red plastic wrapper with a yellow strip at the top. At the moment they are on offer with 50% free which means you get 36 wipes instead of just 24 for £2.40 at Tesco's. Each wipe is about 24cm by 20cm and is coated in polish.
They are quick and easy to use, you just peel back the label that says 4 in 1, remove the wipe and get dusting and polishing. However, remember to reseal the pack as they can dry out quite quickly. When you have finished throw the wipe away do not try and flush it down the loo as they are not disposeable down the toilet. If you use on a surface that has contact with food then you must rinse the surface to prevent contaminating the food with the odour of polish.
The wipes can be used on glass, mirrors, wood, tiles and enamel. The wipes are specially formulated with an anti-static dustguard to help keep dust away. After using there is a fresh clean smell that is not too over - powering. However, they are not recommended for use on plasma or LCD screen TVs so I wouldn't risk using them on these items. I tend to use them alot on ornaments and picture frames as they are very easy to get into the corners and awkward places that a normal duster would miss e.g. around arms and legs on figurines. I also, use them on windows and mirrors, as they clean children's finger marks very easily. The only downside to using these wipes is that you get polish all over your hands and must wash them after use and if you have a cut/scratch it causes the area to sting, therefore it would be adviseable to wear rubber gloves.
My wife loves to penny pinch when shopping and would not think twice of picking up a cheaper option of a thing we have been using for a long time even though we are not exactly short of a few quid but she equally likes to make her life as easy as possible and although she is the first to save a pound when she can she doesn't think twice about splashing the cash on something to make her life easier.
Because of my work commitments I very rarely do any house work and it is mainly left up to my wife, the other day I came home from work to pick something up and she was in bed with the milk man, no just kidding she was doing the dusting actually I was just trying to spice the story up a bit.
I noticed straight away that it was not a usual duster she was using to dust or polish when I asked why she pointed out the new Mr Sheen Furniture Wipes that she was using, telling me how they worked out more expensive than using a tin of polish but how they were so much easier. I joked with her about her penny pinching on things for me but splashing out on things to make her life easier to which she threw me out and sent me back off to work.
In order to write this review I asked her how much she had paid for the wipes and found out they were £2.05 for 24 wipes from Sainsbury as opposed to the usual £1.59 tin of polish that would have went twice as far but if they are easier then I am all for that really. I had a little go at giving s few things a wipe down and they certainly work well, they seem to attract the dust from surfaces and then leave them with a very nice shine.
So it will be these in my house from now on and quite right that my wife should try to make things easier for herself..... she's not getting any younger after all.
I first bought Mr Sheen Furniture Wipes when they were on offer. I was fed up with the polish I was using that smelt too strongly and was a bit of a faff.
These wipes are great. You don't have to worry about the duster getting all clogged up with dust and dirt. (I tend to only dust once in a blue moon so the dusters tend to get really caked quite quickly and it is difficult to clean them without washing them. Washing them is fine but you can't really do that mid clean so ned up using quite a few.)
They tend to be quite moist and so really clean well. I tend to use them first on wooden surfaces that benefit from some intense polish an once they have dried out slightly I move onto other surfaces. They can be used on TVs, glass, tiles, plastic, anything at all really. I have yet to use them on something that they have ruined so I think that means they work on anything!
The wipes come in packets of 24 and cost about £2. One wipe will last the whole of the downstairs. They are thick so do not break up. Also, the dust just keeps sticking to it. This is the best feature. They don't move dust around be actively pick it up.
I like the traditional polish smell of these wipes. They make hte room smell freshly cleaned and polished without being overpowering. You can also buy them in citrus, spring fresh and orange.
We've been using these wipes in my house for as long as I can remember. Mr Sheen Furniture wipes are for house cleaning only can be used on things such as T.V screens, wooden furniture, glass, tiles etc. The wipes do have a polish formula in them which lives your furniture shining after the wipe usage. They are also fragranced to give a refreshing smell on your furniture.
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==Price and Place==
We normally buy the wipes in Tesco and Sainsburys and a pack of 24 wipes nowadays cost around £2. Of course you would probably find them at prices like £1.99 or £1.97 which is just about £2.
You can also buy the wipes from other supermarkets like Asda or Morrisons etc though the price do vary e.g. in one shop you might find them on special offer possibly being sold at half price or buy 2 get one free etc.
The wipes are worth every penny but wouldn't buy them if they were priced over £3.
==How to use==
Using the wipes is very easy all you have to do is open the package and take a wipe. All you have to do is wipe the dirty surface using the wipe and chuck it in the bin afterwards. You have to re-seal the package again after to avoid the wipes from drying up. Moreover, if the surface is not dirty you might still want to use the wipe as it will leave the surface smelling nice and refreshed.
The wipes are quiet thick, long (over 20cm long) and they won't rip easily, so don't hesitate wiping fast or hard if you have to.
Whilst using the wipes avoid them touching your eyes or cuts on your body as they will sting.
==Me and the Product==
Like I said in my other reviews, I am the sort of person who always tries to avoid house work, but there are times when it just doesn't work out and I end up cleaning the house. Mr Sheen wipes have always played a big role in my cleaning as they clean everything from plastic to TV screens.
When cleaning the my glass table I never have to struggle wiping the finger prints off, they come off quickly and leave the glass table shiny with a fresh smell coming from it.
The furniture does look very shiny after the wipe usage and dust stays away from the furniture for quiet sometime, which is always pleasing as it means less house work for me.
Wiping the dust away from my T.V and other furniture in my house is made easy by these wipes. They stay moist for a long time which is fantastic.
The wipes they do last long indeed. We use the wipes once in two days mainly to clean our glass table but when cleaning the furniture we use it bout once a week really. One wipe usually cleans a lot of things before drying up.
However because I have a big dining and lounge room I always use two wipes when doing a thorough cleaning in my house. If you have a medium or small lounge or dining room you would probably only use one wipe.
A disadvantage about these wipes is that they can't be used in bathroom facilities as they have high gloss. If you are interested in wipes that can be used on bathroom facilities have a look on my 'Dettol 4in1' review.
You also can't use the wipes on waxed wooden surfaces.
After using the wipes, my hands don't always feel normal, therefore I always have to wash them and apply hand lotion.
Moreover, when I try to smell the wipes close to my nose they do have a choking smell but smells nice when wiped onto a surface (hhmm).
Overall I and the product do get along, the wipes are amazing and they do exactly what they say on the package.
I would definitely recommend these wipes to those who like their house to look clean and refreshed. I must say that sometimes we do buy the Mr Sheen Furniture spray rather than the wipes.
However, I would say that the wipes are better as you don't have to spend time spraying on every spot that you want wiped and with the wipes there is no need of looking for a cloths to wipe the furniture with, as you would definitely need one when using the spray.
The Mr Sheen spray liquid can be runny on the surface which can be a bad thing when spraying it on T.V or furniture with holes as it could damage them.
The wipes are fantastic and they save you loads of time. They do last long if you use them accurately and appropriately. I don't really have anything major to complain about the wipes.
---The wipes do come in other fragrance such as citric, spring fresh or orange.
---You can also buy the wipes in a pack of 40 rather than 24. However, the pack of 40 is rather expensive.
---You can also buy the wipes for certain furniture e.g. Mr sheen wipes for metal, wood, leather etc.
---The wipes come in a flow wrap, which you have to seal after every usage to avoid the wipes from drying up.
---Of course if you are not sure about the surface just try to wipe a corner and see if it works (always works for me).
---If you wipe a food surface you might have to rinse the surface afterward.
Multi-surface furniture polish wipes / Cleans and shines.