Ask These Questions When Choosing Wipers, Shop Towels or Rags

1. What tasks will they be used for?

Wiping: Cleaning up small spills or removing oil from smooth surfaces - go with inexpensive, absorbent wipers or rags that contain cellulose.

Cleaning: Scrubbing or removing dirt, stains or adhesives - look for strong, coarse wipers, shop towels or rags that don't shred easily.

Surface Prep: Removing lint or other contaminants from a surface before painting - choose microfibers or other synthetic fibers and low-lint wipers without binders.

Sanitizing: Removing germs from surfaces, often with sanitizing chemicals - look for wipers or rags with good wet strength.

2. What's the work environment?

Big cardboard boxes of rags work well in production areas - they're easy to find and provide a ton of product. Wipers in pop-up boxes or on rolls save space on trucks. And 1/4 -folded wipers are great for vending machines or supply rooms - they're pre-counted for easy dispensing.

Find everything you need to know about choosing the right wipers, shop towels or rags.


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