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I'm obsessed with my home being clean and tidy and I am exactly the same with my horses' yard. Everything has its place and I like everything to be kept clean. I do have a kitchen and small bathroom at the yard which was installed when we moved there a few years ago and everyone can use it whether it's us or the people who keep their horses at the yard so it is used frequently on a daily basis.
For this I like everything to be kept clean and cleaning seems to be a daily task for me (although everyone who uses it keeps it tidy). I have cleaning products kept at the yard and once they run out I just buy more! I am not loyal to a brand and when I bought the Stardrops Antibacterial Spray I also picked up a bottle of the Stardrops Disinfectant Spray which was a bargain at 99p so it was worth trying especially for somewhere which is used a lot!
The Stardrops Disinfectant Spray is part of the Stardrops 'Protect' range and to be quite honest I'd never heard of this product let alone their 'Protect' range! However, it was a bargain and was going to be used in places such as the bathroom which requires a strong cleaner although the bathroom is generally clean and tidy when it is used by people walking around a yard all day a disinfectant is definitely needed!
The Disinfectant spray comes in a clear plastic bottle with a trigger spray with the on/off switch. The cleaning fluid is bright green in colour and stands out like a mile on any shelf in a store! On the front label there is the Stardrops star cartoon type image with the product name and the white shield with the blue cross. It also claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and it can kill the flu virus. On the back label there are all the warnings, contact info and usage instructions that can one expect from a cleaning product.
Using the cleaner is obviously really easy as you point the bottle head where you want to clean, pull the trigger and spray directly onto the surface you are cleaning. The spray comes out in a fine mist which manages to cover quite a wide area and it does come out a slight green colour which if you are cleaning a white area then at least you can see where the cleaner has gone but it does dry pale green if you don't wipe it up in time!
The smell of this disinfectant is absolutely vile and the only way I can describe it is that it has the same smell of a similar cleaner used by the school janitor or used in a sports centre. To me it brings back memories of being in the school corridors and to me that smell is potent and I do not like it at all! Maybe some people do like it but for me I can't stand it! However, once you have wiped it with your cloth the smell does disappear quite quickly.
As I said I use at the yard and mainly in the kitchen and bathroom. Now I use it on all types of surface such as tiles, worktops, laminate floor, porcelain and plastic and it seems that whatever the surface the disinfectant spray manages to clean any surface really well and manages to remove dirt and grime without any problems whatsoever. Even better is that it doesn't leave a residue behind once it dries which can happen with some cleaners I have used.
You get quite a lot in each bottle and especially if you manage to get a 50% extra bottle you will find that it actually lasts for quite a long time. I have found that you don't actually need to use a lot in order to cover a large area which is great as it means that it keeps the cost down. Despite being quite a cheap cleaning product it actually does quite a good job in keeping the areas clean which at the end of the day is exactly what I want it to do!
I can definitely recommend this disinfectant spray and for £0.99p it is certainly worth a go. It cleans well and you don't need to use half the bottle to clean a small bathroom which is great. However, the only thing that does put me off is the smell, I really cannot stand it but fortunately it disappears once the spray has dried and been wiped away. It easily clears dirt and grime and does a good job on most surfaces. 4 stars from me and I'm knocking off a star purely due to the smell!
** I found my bottle in a home discount store but I have never seen it in a supermarket so it may be a Wilkinsons/BM/Home Bargains etc buy. But if you see it definitely give it a go. **