I think that we can all agree that dust is one of the biggest pains to clean in the entire world. No matter how much you vacuum and wipe, it feels like there’s more of it after five minutes. Luckily, there is something that can help you keep dust at bay for a longer time — dusting sprays.
But in a sea of products, flashy ads, and bad reviews, finding the right cleaner for your home is damn near impossible. No need to worry, though, because I’ve tested a bunch of different sprays, and have come up with a list of the top 10 that work like magic.
Do You Even Need a Dusting Spray?
Right off the bat, you absolutely need a dusting spray. No matter how big or small your home is, there’s bound to be dust flying everywhere.
From the outside, it’ll come into your home from every single opening there is, including AC ducts. Even if you closed literally everything off, you and your pets will shed hair and skin, and you still need a dusting spray to clean that.
Sure, in theory, you could just take a wet rag or cloth and wipe the dust away. But that takes a lot of time and effort, and you’d just have to do it all again as early as the next day.
On the other hand, using a dusting spray will help you get the job done much quicker than if you were to just use water. What’s more, based on your personal preference, you can get dusting sprays with different kinds of scents. Of course, there are always natural options for those of you who are sensitive to smells.
Top 10 Best Dusting Sprays on the Market (2021)
1. Pledge Moisturizing Oil Spray for Furniture
The everyday multi-surface cleaner from Pledge is the biggest winner in my book. First of all, you can use it on wood, steel, granite, and leather, and it gets rid of dust in literally just a few seconds. It will remove dust and pet dander, as well as allergens. It also sprays a pretty fine mist, which makes any sort of cleanup a breeze.
Not only will the Pledge spray clean your entire home, but it’ll also restore shine to your furniture. With it, you don’t have to buy fancy polishes, because this one bottle will do all of the work.
One of my favorite things about the Moisturizing Oil spray is that it has a lemon scent, which is so refreshing. But if you’re not into the lemony freshness, there’s also the Argan & Amber scent.
2. Fuller Brush Duster Spray
The Fuller Brush Duster Spray comes in a 15.5 oz bottle, and like Pledge, has a really fine mist. Basically, the ingredients inside allow the Fuller Brush spray to attract dust to any cloth or mop that you spray it on.
Once it’s on, the dust will form little clumps, and it won’t leave the cloth until you shake it out or wash it. That is honestly incredible — the formula ensures that you’re not just smearing the dust, but actually getting rid of it.
Another cool thing about the dusting spray from Fuller Brush is that it works on a bunch of different surfaces. You can use it to clean furniture, blinds, car interiors, and even floors. Since it doesn’t have any wax or silicone in it, it won’t make your floors slippery.
But it also doesn’t restore shine as Pledge does, so I guess that that’s both a pro and a con.
3. Endust Fragrance-Free Dusting and Cleaning Spray
If you’ve got people with allergies or asthma living in your home, you need to start cleaning with the Endust Dusting Spray. Not only does it reduce allergens, but the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) deemed it safe to use around people with these conditions. That’s also partly because the Endust doesn’t have any fragrance in it and it’s hypoallergenic.
Like Fuller Brush, Endust didn’t put any silicone in its dusting spray, which means that you can use it on floors. Also, no silicone means that there won’t be any buildup over the years. However, to achieve the absolute best results, make sure to spray Endust on a cloth or rag first.
Another thing that I like about the Endust dusting spray is the narrow spray nozzle. It’s so direct that there’s no chance you’ll see an overspray.
You can use Endust’s dusting spray on pretty much any surface in your home, but I’d steer clear of windows and mirrors. It just creates a streaky mess that’ll take you ages to clean later.
4. Orange Glo 2-in-1 Clean & Polish Wood Furniture Spray
If you want something that’ll get dust, dirt, and grime off your beautiful wood furniture, you need the Orange Glo 2-in-1. In addition to cleaning your surfaces, it’ll also leave them with a subtle, yet spectacular shine afterward.
Again, to avoid any sort of buildup or slipperiness, I recommend applying the Orange Glo to a rag or mop beforehand. Simply turn the nozzle to ON, spray your cloth, and wipe down the area.
If the dust has really settled and your furniture is super dirty, I suggest spraying directly onto the furniture. Then, you can leave the spray to work its magic for a couple of minutes. Then, turn the cloth over to the dry side, and wipe everything down.
Even though it doesn’t say so on the bottle, you can use Orange Glo on stainless steel surfaces, too. But before you do, I recommend doing a patch test just to ensure that the formula actually works for you.
5. Office Depot Cleaning Duster
Another cool alternative to regular dusting sprays is using a cleaning duster, like the one from Office Depot. It will work for all those nooks and crannies that are almost impossible to access with a cloth or rag. Essentially, if there’s a place in your home that you can’t reach and clean, get the Office Depot Duster.
While the Duster works wonders on crevices, my favorite thing to use it on is electronics. In a short period (literally minutes), computers, keyboards, and fans will start accumulating dust. Going in with a wet cloth or regular cleaner is impossible because you can damage your devices, which is why the Duster is perfect.
It’ll blow a puff of air on your keyboard or computer, and you won’t have to worry about dirty and grimy electronics anymore. To get the best results, I recommend expelling the air in a short and strong burst. Since the can is pressurized, doing it one quick burst of air at a time is much safer.
6. Weiman Furniture Polish & Wood Cleaner Spray
Weiman makes another awesome dusting spray that’s perfect for all wood furniture. I personally like it because it works in four different stages: Eliminate, Protect, Restore, and Prevent.
First, it’ll remove any dust, dirt, and grime, before moving on to moisturizing and conditioning your wood to give it shine. Finally, the Weiman polish will protect your furniture from fading, drying, and cracking.
You can use the Weiman formula on chairs, desks, door trims, panels, cabinets, and so much more. But the company says that you should avoid cleaning the floors with the spray because they might get way too slippery.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the Weiman polish and spray has a pretty strong cherry and almond fragrance. I find the smell quite nice and sweet, but I know that it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea.
7. Old English Furniture Polish Spray
The Old English Furniture Polish Spray is another one of my tried-and-true favorites. Depending on your personal preference, you can buy either the Lemon or the Almond scent. Also, the bottle is 12.5 oz, so you get a lot of bang for your buck.
What I like about the Old English spray is the protective feature. Yes, it will get rid of any dust and dirt buildup, but it’ll also keep your furniture protected. It’ll look shiny and new, no matter how old it is or how often you clean it.
Old English says that you can use its polish spray on almost all types of wood, from light to dark. You can also apply it to furniture with satin, matte, high-gloss, or low-gloss finishes, and it will nourish the wood.
If you want to go the extra mile, Old English makes a whole line of products for wood furniture, including lemon oil and scratch covers. I love the scratch covers because they have such a unique formula that protects wood, and you can get them for both light and dark types.
8. Guardsman Clean & Polish For Wood
The Guardsman polish for wood has a fresh woodland scent and enhances the natural beauty of the wood. It doesn’t leave an overly-glossy shine on your furniture, it just lets the wood’s colors shine through.
The Guardsman is a great choice for cleaning any type of wood furniture, especially if you keep the furniture outside. In addition to cleaning it, it’ll also protect it from UV rays, which means the wood won’t fade over time.
What’s more, Guardsman says that its formula is perfect for smoothing out any imperfections. It will conceal any tiny scratches and bumps, making your wood look like it’s in tip-top shape.
One thing to keep in mind is that the Guardsman polish only works on sealed and finished wood. So if you’re unsure what kind of wood you have, do a pre-test on a small area to check if it won’t change colors.
9. Endust Multi-Surface Dusting and Cleaning Spray
I really do love the hypoallergenic Endust spray, but when I need more of a kick, I usually go for the Multi-Surface spray. It will still get rid of dust, fingerprints, and various smudges in your home, but it’ll also leave a lemony fresh smell behind. If no one in your home is sensitive to perfumes or fragrances, I’d recommend the Endust lemon zest.
As the name implies, you can use this dusting spray from Endust on multiple different surfaces. In fact, you can use it to clean wood, window sills, panels, cabinets, car interiors, and so much more. You also don’t have to worry about it leaving any annoying buildup or residue behind.
I also like using the Endust Multi-Surface pretty much everywhere in my kitchen. It helps me clean my countertops, stainless steel appliances, and everything else.
10. Allergy Asthma Clean Allergen Spray
The last dusting spray that I want to talk about is from Allergy Asthma Clean, and it’s the wonderful Allergen Spray. It is perfect for anyone dealing with asthma or allergies because it’s so mild that it won’t cause any reactions.
The Allergen Spray doesn’t have any perfume, harsh chemicals, VOCs, or petroleum-based ingredients in it. It’s also just a mineral concentrate that you have to add water to. Allergy Asthma Clean decided to only put the concentrate in to reduce its carbon emission while shipping.
You’ll also be happy to know that the FDA and GRAS recognize the Allergen Spray to be a safe product. Since it’s hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, it’s perfect for sensitive kids and adults.
Of course, you can use the Allergen Spray to get rid of dust and dirt, but it also works on pet dander. It will reduce airborne and surface allergens from dogs, cats, cockroaches, and mites.
Finding the Right Dust Cleaner Spray for Your Home
Now that you have my top 10 selection of dusting sprays, the only question that remains is which one you should get. Well, it’ll all depend on what you’re looking for, who else is living in your home, and what you want to accomplish.
Scents and Smells
For example, if you’re living with people, kids, or pets with allergies, I recommend something like the Allergen Spray or the Endust Hypoallergenic spray.
Then again, if that’s not your situation, you can get something that has fragrance in it. But it’ll depend on which scents you prefer, and what you want your home to smell like.
If you like citrus smells, I recommend the Orange Glo, Endust Multi-Surface Spray, or the Old English Lemon Scent. But if you want something sweeter, I think that Pledge and Weiman make the best-smelling dusting spray out there.
Another thing that you should consider is where and how you’re going to use the dusting spray. If you’re someone who loves multipurpose products, you need multi-surface sprays, like the Endust Lemon.
With these, you can clean pretty much every nook and cranny of your home, including countertops, furniture, and stainless steel appliances. However, they don’t usually restore shine or protect your pieces.
While I am definitely a fan of the multi-surface sprays, I have to admit that nothing beats protective wood sprays. They will not only clean your furniture but also restore shine. Usually, they will also give your pieces a protective coating. Some sprays, like the Guardsman polish, can even protect your furniture from harmful UV rays and prevent color fading.
I also want to say that you can use both types on floors, but you do have to spray the mop first. Otherwise, your floors will become too slippery, and they’ll be a potential fall hazard.
As you’ve seen, most dusting sprays come in simple pressurized bottles that expel a soft mist. That’s perfect for covering larger surface areas and getting the job done as quickly as possible.
However, if you’re struggling to reach a certain area where there’s dust, I’d go with something like the Office Depot Cleaning Duster. Since it has a nozzle, it can easily get rid of dust in those hard-to-reach areas. It’s especially useful when you need a dusting spray to take care of your electronic devices. Here’s an article about dusting sprays for electronics.
DIY Dusting Sprays: How to Make Your Own
If you can’t decide between these dusting sprays or just don’t have enough money in your cleaning budget for one, you can make your own. All the recipes that I’m about to show you are really simple to make, and only require a few common household ingredients.
The first homemade spray that I want to talk about only has 4 ingredients, not including the spray bottle. To make it, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 of a cup of white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil
Instead of the lemon, you can also use tangerine, sweet orange, grapefruit, or bergamot essential oil. Put all the ingredients into your spray bottle, and shake well before use. Since oil and water don’t mix, it’s key that you shake things up to get the formula to combine.
You can also use jojoba, fractionated coconut, or walnut oil instead of the olive one because these tend to have longer shelf lives. I also suggest using a darker spray bottle since essential oil can go bad if exposed to too much light.
Then, spray your citrus dusting spray directly on the surface that you want to clean, and wipe away with a clean cloth. That’s it!
Castile Soap Spray
If you’re looking for something that’s more gentle than white vinegar, I recommend this castile soap spray. Here’s what you need to grab:
- 2 teaspoons of castile soap
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 1 tablespoon of olive/jojoba/walnut oil
- A couple of drops of tea tree/lemon essential oil
Again, all you have to do is put all of the ingredients in a spray bottle, and shake until combined. I prefer using castile soap spray when I’m just cleaning wood surfaces because it’s more moisturizing. But if you want to, you can replace the castile soap with white vinegar, and make a multi-surface dusting spray.
Witch Hazel Spray
The witch hazel spray combines both of the recipes that I’ve talked about previously, and it includes:
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 1/2 cup of witch hazel
- 1 tablespoon of olive/sunflower/ jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon of castile soap
- 15 drops of lemon essential oil
- 1 drop of tea tree oil
Even though it has the most ingredients, if you’re going for a homemade version, I definitely recommend this one. This particular combo will clean, sanitize, restore shine, and protect your furniture. You can also use it on wood, as well as other surfaces around your home.
Dusting Spray Alternatives
As you can see, I’m a huge fan of dusting sprays, and I think they’re awesome cleaning tools. But sometimes, you might not be able to buy or make your own, and the dust will keep piling on. If that’s the case, I do have a few suggestions that you can use to get rid of the dust, dirt, and grime.
The first thing you can try is steeping a bunch of tea bags in a big pot. Then, once the tea’s done, take the bags out, dunk your cloth or rag inside the pot, and wring out the excess liquid. With that cloth, wipe down all dusty surfaces. If you have some leftover tea, you can transfer it to a jar with a lid, and use it the next time you’re cleaning.
I also recommend investing in high-quality microfiber cloths, because they’ll do half of the work for you (here’s why). The ones that I’ve been using are from AmazonBasics. You should also get a couple of lint rollers for your clothes and furniture.
If you’re getting a lot of dust from the outside, invest in an air purifier. Yes, it is a bit on the pricey side, but a high-quality purifier can do wonders for your home. Depending on your budget, I recommend either the Germ Guardian or the RabbitAir purifier.
Albeit annoying, dust is part of our everyday lives, whether we like it or not. So unless you want to spend hours every week tackling it, I suggest that you get a good dusting spray. It can be a true lifesaver and shave hours off your cleaning time. My advice is to take your pick, or maybe even try a couple of different ones to see what works best. Trust me, it’s a purchase that you won’t ever regret.