Rubbing alcohol also known as Isopropyl alcohol is a very common household item nowadays. But few know that rubbing alcohol also works best as a cleaning agent besides being a disinfectant. Rubbing alcohol that’s available in the market is usually a mixture of 30% water and 70% Isopropyl.

Here are some of the important cleaning uses of rubbing alcohol,

Cleaning stainless steel

stainless steel

Dip a microfiber cloth or similar type cloth in rubbing alcohol and start wiping the steel surfaces. This works wonders for removing fingerprints while being streak-free.

Cleaning used sponges and cloth


It is better not to use an unclean sponge and cloth for cleaning items than using it since these themselves have dirt and particles build up thus creating more mess. This problem can be solved by completely saturating the sponge or cloth with the rubbing alcohol in a bowl and let the alcohol do its magic for 10 minutes. After that rinse it out entirely and now you got a new sponge or cloth for cleaning.

Sink and chrome cleaning

sink chrome

Similar to stainless steel rubbing alcohol works great for cleaning sink and chrome surfaces. Before you start applying, clear out the sink and then spray the rubbing alcohol for cleaning and disinfecting the sink. Finally, buff the sink or chrome surfaces with a dry cloth.

Removing microfiber stains

Using water to clean microfiber is a bad idea since water itself can create even more mess. That is where rubbing alcohol shines. Cleaning microfiber with rubbing alcohol is the perfect solution as it will not penetrate the thin fabrics and also evaporates instantly making stain cleaning very easy. Spray some rubbing alcohol on the stained part and using a clean, preferably white colored cloth or sponge wipe that area. Let the spot dry out completely.


These are some of the cleaning uses of rubbing alcohol besides the fact that rubbing alcohol is a perfect disinfectant solution, so whatever surface you are cleaning with rubbing alcohol is also getting sanitized. This is why quite a lot of professional cleaning services including one of the well-reputed bond cleaning service providers in Australia, Ozclean bond cleaning Brisbane, recommends using rubbing alcohol for cleaning shiny surfaces like steel or chrome.