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Picking the Right Sized Sponge

Date added:
Friday, 30 July 2010
Last revised:
Friday, 30 July 2010


The most common mistake made when purchasing a sponge is picking the wrong size. Here are a few guidelines.

  • For bath use, the sponge should comfortably fit into your hand. We have found that the 4"-5" sponges are the smallest acceptable size for a bath sponge, the 5"-6" is usually just right, and the 6"-7" size is great for large hands.
  • For large jobs, use a larger sponge. When picking a sponge to use on your Car, Boat, Horse, window washing etc, use a 6"-7" or 7"-8" sponge. For very large hands or very large jobs, you can go with a larger sponge.
  • For Sponging, sponge painting or faux finishing, depending on the size of the job, we recommend using our sponges. For size, select a 3-4" or 4-5" for small artistic painting and for larger jobs such as painting the walls of a house, use a 5-6" or 6-7" sponge. From experience, mediteranean sea sponges are firmer and will give you a more consistent pattern.