Cleaning jobs in a home typically involves a cloth and a spray bottle. This seems pretty straight forward for kitchens and bathrooms, but there are steps you can be overlooking. Some cleaning solutions are designed to be applied directly to the surface instead of on a cloth first. Disinfectants for example should be sprayed on the surface and allowed to sit before wiping away. Glass cleaners should also be applied to the glass or mirror surface first, then wiped down.
Unless, the product specifically says to spray the surface, you should apply them to a cleaning cloth first. The reason for that being you may accidentally end up with the solution in places it shouldn’t be. For example, if you’re using an acidic cleaner and a few drops land on a natural stone surface, this can lead to damage. Another reason to spray a cloth first is you can be wasting more product than necessary. Always check the label of a product for instructions if you’re unsure.
Source: the Kitchn