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Cleaning Uses for Hand Sanitizer

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Hand Sanitizer
Because of the alcohol in hand sanitizer, it makes a good cleaner for other jobs as well. This is a guide about cleaning uses for hand sanitizer.
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By 10 found this helpful
February 9, 2011

I use the library extensively and love to read. I have noticed that the books looked dirty. I can imagine all the people handling them, no wonder they are dirty. So, I grabbed my hand sanitizer and squirted it on the library books, took a paper towel and rubbed it in. I was amazed at the amount of dirt that came off those books. Now every time I get books, I use hand sanitizer on them before reading. This kills germs and makes the book covers shine like new. Happy reading.

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By packlestax from Vandalia, OH

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By 5 found this helpful
September 8, 2010

One of the best products I've found to completely clean the lenses on eyeglasses is hand sanitizer. I've tried many glass cleaning products and have always dealt with residue from hair spray or other smears. I rub a small amount of hand sanitizer on both sides of the lens and wipe thoroughly with a paper towel. The glass is perfectly clean.

By Glenna from Gulfport, FL

Editor's Note: It is always best to ask your ophthalmologist what the best cleaning agent to use on your glasses is. Many people don't suggest the use of paper towels.

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By 8 found this helpful
September 23, 2011

The best thing I have found to clean paint brushes is hand sanitizer. It will even remove paint dried in the brush. Just squirt some hand sanitizer on the brush and work it in to soften the dried on paint. Hand sanitizer will even remove paint on clothing. It will remove overspray. If you make a mistake and get paint in an area on something you are painting, just dab a little hand sanitizer on the problem area with a paint brush and it will come right off.

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By Janette from Parkersburg, WV

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By 4 found this helpful
February 24, 2012

I have found so many uses for plain old hand sanitizer. The cheaper, the better. The uses are as follows:

I hope these tips are helpful to you.

By Janette from Parkersburg, WV

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By 4 found this helpful
November 10, 2009

An awesome way to get dried acrylic paint off of your hands and out of your paint brushes is hand sanitizer. Inexpensive.

For paint brushes just work the brush back and forth in the sanitizer. For stuck in, deep, dried on paint, spread the bristles apart, and work the sanitizer in with your fingers.

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By Rick from Winston-Salem, NC

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By 3 found this helpful
March 9, 2009

Use hand sanitizer on your hands after you've eaten, to get rid of sticky messes when you don't have soap and water available. It removes all traces of "stickiness" and works when dry napkins or paper towels by themselves just don't work.

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By 4 found this helpful
November 2, 2011

I use acrylic paints for my yard art projects, and cleaning my brushes is an important step. I have found that if I squirt a little hand sanitizer into the palm of my hand, and work it into the bristles, it does an excellent job of removing the paint trapped in the brush.

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By 3 found this helpful
May 11, 2011

When your white boards get dull and need a really thorough cleaning, squirt some of the 60% + alcohol hand-sanitizer gel onto a washcloth or rag and wipe away. I tried this out of desperation and it worked!

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By 0 found this helpful
October 18, 2007

I have discovered an amazing new cleaning product. It cleans that awful overspray hair spray in the bathroom that gets everywhere like a breeze. It shines chrome like you wouldn't believe.

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By 0 found this helpful
January 23, 2009

After changing a stinky diaper, it is so hard to get rid of that smell on your hands. No matter how very careful you are, so wash your hands thoroughly as you normally would, and then use hand sanitizer, directly after washing your hands.

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By 0 found this helpful
June 1, 2007

If I am out of glass cleaner I use hand sanitizer. Works great.

By Janette from Parkersburg, WV

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