9 household cleaning hacks using Diggers IPA

Looking for an effective cleaning solution that’s inexpensive and highly versatile? Try Diggers Isopropyl Alcohol!

You can use Diggers IPA in more ways than one – from cleaning stubborn stains, to disinfecting hard surfaces.

Here are some other ways that you can put Isopropyl Alcohol to use in your household:


Remove stickers

If there’s one thing that spoils the aesthetic of a household item, it’s a poorly placed sticker or the residue that’s left over after peeling it off (so frustrating)! Luckily, Diggers IPA is here to save the day.

To remove a sticker or the leftover residue, take your bottle of Diggers IPA, saturate the whole sticker and let it sit for about 10 minutes. The solvent will help break down the adhesive properties, so you can wipe the residue off in one clean swipe.


Clean electronic devices

Is your phone screen covered in smudge marks? If you don’t want to risk damaging your electronics with other cleaners, give it some Diggers!

Diggers IPA is a surface disinfectant and is ideal for cleaning electronic devices of any kind, from mobile phones to laptops. Its quick evaporation property also makes it extra safe, as there’s less of a chance that moisture will penetrate your devices.

To clean your electronic device, simply apply a small amount of Diggers IPA to a cotton swab, wipe your device – removing any gunk or smudge marks – and then dry the surface with a clean, microfibre cloth. 


Deodorise shoes 

Is your favourite pair of shoes starting to give off a bit of an odour? Not to worry! Diggers IPA can fix that.

To deodorise shoes of any kind, simply spray the insides with a small amount of Diggers IPA and leave them out in the sun to dry. Before you know it, your kicks will smell as good as new! 


Clean blinds


It’s a task that we often forget (or want to forget), but ignoring the cleanliness of your blinds can lead to a buildup of dust and grime. If your blinds are looking a little worse for wear, there’s no better solution than Diggers IPA.

To clean your blinds, tilt them downwards, and wipe them with a microfibre cloth that you’ve dampened with Diggers IPA. Once you’ve finished cleaning one side, just flip the blinds to the other side and repeat the process. 


Keep windows sparkling

Just like your electronic devices, windows are also prone to smudges and gunk build-up – not to mention the bird-droppings!

To keep your windows clear and streak-free, add 1 cup of Diggers IPA and 1 cup of water to a spray bottle. Now spray on and wipe down using a microfiber cloth.


Erase permanent marker

Did you forget you were holding a Sharpie? Perhaps your little one decided to go on a countertop rampage with a permanent marker.

Fortunately, Diggers IPA can rehydrate the ink of a permanent marker, making it easy to wipe away the remains of an innocent ‘masterpiece’. Just drop enough Isopropyl Alcohol to cover the entire stain area, let it sit for a minute, then wipe it away!


Remove ink stains from clothing

Have you ever been taking notes at work, and then absent-mindedly drop your pen into your front pocket when you’re done – forgetting to click the tip back in or put the cap back on? By the time you’ve gotten home, your favourite pen has spoiled your best work shirt!

Before you get into a panic and start bleaching, reach for some Diggers IPA instead.

Begin by soaking the spot or ink stain in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes, and then place your garment in the wash. This should be enough to dissolve the ink, leaving your shirt as fresh as it was the day before. 


Sanitise your kid’s toys

If you have kids, you know that their toys can end up in the strangest (and most unhygienic) places.

Luckily, Diggers IPA is a quick and safe solution that simultaneously sanitises and cleans, making it a much better alternative to other harsh, chemical-filled cleaning products.


Spot clean your carpets

Did you know that you can use Isopropyl Alcohol to clean carpets? While some fabrics don’t do well with alcohol (acetate, rayon, wool, and silk), Diggers IPA can be a great spot treatment for certain carpet fabrics, removing difficult stains like ink, grass, and grease, just to name a few.


Note: Avoid using Diggers IPA on painted, shellacked, lacquered, or varnished surfaces, as this has the potential to severely damage these surfaces. 

Disclaimer: We do not guarantee the complete removal of ink and/or permanent marker stains.