How to Use Drill Pads for Easy, Deep Cleaning

Hard water stains and spots caused by mineral build-up may be tough, but the way you eliminate them doesn’t have to be. After all, cleaning doesn’t have to rob you of your precious time or to make you sweat...for nothing.

Indeed, sometimes, no matter how much effort we put into making our bathroom and kitchen surfaces and spaces back to their immaculate state, and no matter what cleaning agents and tools we use, the signs of dirt are still there. 

It’s time to put an end to this frustration. Why keep sweating over dirt when cleaning can be a breeze?

The key is in what you use, how fast it works, and how much it can cover within a short period of time.

Drill pads to the rescue

A typical companion for drill brushes, drill pads are effective for scrubbing tiles and grout, sinks, tubs, glass doors and walls, windows, and even linoleum. They are round and flat-surfaced, making them efficient for narrow spaces and wide surfaces.

As they are attached to a household drill, cleaning with these pads have been proven to cut down cleaning time by more than half.

How to operate drill pads

Using drill pads is easy as they have been designed to make cleaning quick, thorough, and effortless.

Simply attach the drill pad to the disk and the bit to the drill. Then, put some of your favorite cleaner on it. Turn on the drill. You may now start scrubbing a dirty surface using the drill pad. Just guide its direction, targeting the tough stains and spots and even hard to reach spaces, and then it will do the rest.

As much as possible, focus on scrubbing one area at a time. Once the surface starts to clear, rinse it with water accordingly. Repeat as needed.

Some drill pads come in sets for different purposes. Bring It On Cleaner, for example, contains red and white pads in its cleaning package. The main difference between them is the level of abrasiveness of the pads. The red pads are more abrasive while the white ones are less abrasive to surfaces.


Top 5 uses of Drill Pads

  1. Deep Cleaning Carpets: Drill pads are fantastic for deep cleaning carpets. Attached to your regular drill, they can remove deeply embedded dirt and grime in your carpet fibers, restoring them to their original look.
  2. Rejuvenating Upholstery: Another great use for drill pads is in cleaning upholstery. Whether it's a stained sofa or dirty car seats, drill pads can efficiently clean and revive your upholstery without causing any damage if used correctly.
  3. Kitchen Scrubbing: Using a drill pad can save you a lot of time and energy in the kitchen. It can quickly remove stubborn food residues on kitchen surfaces, pots, and pans, making your kitchen shine.
  4. Bathroom Deep Cleaning: Drill pads can be used for thorough cleaning of bathroom surfaces such as tiles, grout, tubs, and sinks. They can effectively remove soap scum, hard water stains, and mildew.
  5. Outdoor Cleaning Tasks: Drill pads can also tackle outdoor cleaning tasks, such as cleaning patio furniture, barbecue grills, and even decking. They can remove built-up dirt, rust, and other outdoor grime, making them great tools for home maintenance.


How do I clean my drill pad after use? 

Rinse your drill pad thoroughly with water and allow it to air dry.

Can I use a drill pad on all types of surfaces?

Drill pads can be used on a variety of surfaces, but delicate materials may require softer brushes or a gentler approach.

Are there different types of drill pads for different surfaces?

Yes, drill pads have various stiffness levels and sizes to accommodate different cleaning tasks.