6 Tips to Keep Your Walls Spotless
The walls will appear to be clean most of the time, but we should not shy away from routinely cleaning them. And for cleaning the walls we can simply use household products, a ladder, long brooms, mops and a little bit of time. We will share with you some gentle tips to clean your walls with paint or wallpaper.
Dust the Walls
Give the walls a thorough dusting first, you can vacuum the walls by attaching a dust brush attachment to the vacuum cleaner and then wipe the wall using a dry mop. Wrapping a clean rag around the dry mop head will let us dust without the fear of scratches or dents.
Protect Your Floor From Drips
Before introducing water and other solutions to the wall cleaning process, we need to cover the floors by laying towels along the base of the walls, this will protect the floor from drips and will also collect some dust.
Mix Water and Dish Soap
Now that the dust is wiped away and the floor is protected from drips, it’s time to wash the walls. Fill a bucket with water and add a liquid hand or dish soap to it and mix them. Soak a cleaning cloth in the solution and wring it out well and make it damp not dripping.
Test the Solution
Select a patch on the wall and test our solution. The selected area to test the solution should be hidden and inconspicuous, like the area behind a painting or furniture, this is to make sure the solution won’t damage the wall. So, take the soaked cloth after wringing it, rub it on the test patch and leave it there for some time. Observe the area for any damage or discolouration. If not, proceed to clean the remaining areas on the wall
Start Washing the Wall
Start at the top of the wall and work your way down. Gently wash in a circular motion over a small area. Apply as little moisture as possible to avoid watermarks. Don’t apply too much pressure while you are rubbing the cloth on the wall surface.
If you come across any stains, then use baking soda and water to get rid of them. Baking soda is a natural stain fighter. Make a thick paste of baking soda and water, gently rub it on the stain and the stain will be gone. You can also use hydrogen peroxide instead of baking soda. It works well on red wine stains. These methods are for painted walls, for wallpapered walls you need to be more gentle and seek help professional house cleaners.
Rinse and Dry
After the washing, now it’s time to rinse and dry the wall. Soak a cloth in clean water, and wring it well. Wipe the wall with a cloth, and rinse the wall. Gently run a clean and dry cloth over the wall and absorb all the moisture. You can air-dry the walls by opening the windows and using the fan.