Over the years, we’ve received many questions about our Medium Yellow, Green, and Blue brushes. Primarily, what’s the difference between them?
Given the fact that each brush has a different use case; Yellow for Bathroom, Green for Kitchen, and Blue for Marine, Pool, and Outdoors; some think the brushes have slightly different stiffnesses or can’t be used interchangeably.
However, we won’t beat around the bush and set the record straight: All three brushes have the exact same stiffness.
That’s right. The Yellow, Green, and Blue Drillbrush products are all the same stiffness. So if that’s the case, why do we give them different use-cases? Well, there’s actually a pretty good reason for it:
Why Three Colors Prevents Cross Contamination
Separating our Medium brushes by use case prevents cross contamination when cleaning
Medium brushes are some of our most versatile brushes, as a moderately stiff bristle is handy in many different situations. There are applications for medium scrubbers on a litany of surfaces in and around the home.
As a brush with so many uses, you’ll find scenarios where cross contamination is an issue. Yes, the brush can clean both toilets and countertops, but do you really want to use your toilet brush on the surfaces where you make food? Same goes for the brush you use to scrub the bottom of your kayak, or the grooves in a boot tray.
By giving them each a different color and splitting it up into three categories; Bathroom, Kitchen, and Marine/Pool/Outdoor; you can easily separate them by use case and prevent a potentially gross situation.
That being said…
Can You Use One Brush for the Tasks of Another?
A Medium Yellow brush cleaning a car mat.
Yeah, you definitely can!
Say you have a blue aesthetic in your bathroom and you want your brush to match; you can use a Medium Blue brush to clean a tub or a sink.
Say you need a kitchen scrub brush, but only the Yellow Medium kit is on sale. It’s completely safe to use a Yellow Medium.
You can match up color to application however you want, just make sure you know which brush you used for which task.
More Info On Colors and Cleaning
We hope this article helped clear up some misconceptions. If you want to learn more about the various colors and stiffnesses our brushes and pads come in, check out our color chart or read our article on brush colors.
We also talked about cross contamination in this article. If you want to know how to clean a Drillbrush, we’ve got you covered there as well!