If you can remember a time before COVID turned everyone’s lives upside down, Granite Gold, known for their stone care products, was in the final stages of testing a cleaning spray. Initially called MonoFoil D, it is a cleaning spray that is both a disinfectant and antimicrobial in one. Unlike standard disinfectants, antimicrobials provide long-lasting effects against bacteria and viruses. The product initially shipped in late April 2020.
Independent testing proved MonoFoil D successfully killed the live strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus in three minutes. The EPA later confirmed it kills the COVID-19 virus. After clinically proven to be effective, MonoFoil D was rebranded as MicroGold Multi-Action Disinfectant Antimicrobial Spray. The spray is the only multi-action solution approved to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus in association with COVID-19 in three minutes on hard non-porous surfaces.
The MicroGold brand was expanded to include an All-Purpose Cleaner to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces. The All-Purpose Cleaner is EPA approved and is part of the EPA’s List N: Disinfectants. The one-step cleaner kills 99 percent of bacteria in five seconds. The last product to join the MicroGold brand is a alcohol-free waterless hand soap.
We had the opportunity to try all three products. While we lack the scientific expertise to test on COVID-19 or bacteria, our testers used the products as directed and reported positive results on numerous surfaces throughout the house. The waterless hand soap received the most comments for being different than traditional hand sanitizers. The waterless soap creates a foaming action that helps remove dirt while killing germs. Since it does not contain alcohol, it will not dry the skin. As COVID-19 is spiking again across the nation, products that are proven to kill the virus are in high demand and will remain for the foreseeable future.
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