Hi I am Mark Williams and on behalf of Expert Village and the producer of this series you can visit our website at www.williamspictures.net. Paper towels are probably best used for maintenance of your faucets. They have a little rougher texture which can take off finger prints, they would wipe off the water to prevent water spots, wipes off anything that gets in your faucet immediately. I recommend them. This is what I use in the field after we get through doing a new faucet install. If you use paper towels and just a damp paper towel and then a dry paper towel regularly on your faucet it is going to save you a lot of hassle in the future. This is a swab that you can get from me. I have not seen them in the stores so you can get it through our website by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send them to you. There are couple of bucks they are completely plastic. Plastic handle and a chemically resistant swab head. I recommend using these for the simple fact that if you rub the plastic tip across the surface it is not going to scratch it and again you get this through me www.williamspictures.net and you can email me and I can send you as many as you need.