How to Clean Your Painted Walls

How to Clean Your Painted Walls

Whether or not it was the kids or just normal everyday messes, you’ll have to clean the walls at some point. Washing your walls is a chore but at least you’ll have a nice, clean and healthy home. Below tells you how to clean your painted walls. 

Preventive Maintenance is key in keeping your walls clean. We all know this can be a challenging task. Preventive maintenance of your walls can greatly increase the life of the paint. Using something as simple as a dust cloth or a long handled sweeper can help. Make sure you vacuum the walls and baseboards with a soft brush to remove what has been collected since the last wash. Never use too much water. Just a damp is enough.

Before starting the cleaning process:

  • Test the wall in a small area to see if the paint will come off. If so, don’t wash it as it will need to be repainted.
  • Remove all paintings and photos from the walls.
  • Lay down a towel or a drop cloth to protect your floors if you have water run off.
  • Gather your materials together and make sure you have everything ready.
  • Start from the top and go down.

To Clean Latex Painted Walls:

  • Test the wall in a small area to see if the paint will come off. If so, don’t wash it as it will need to be repainted.
  • The walls need to be washed with a nonabrasive cleaner and warm water.
  • Put the sponge in water, twist it dry.
  • Rub it against the wall to clean. Rinse with a clean water sponge.
  • Watch the areas that get the most attention, doorknobs and light switch areas. Take notice of all the outlets, telephone jacks, and switches. To be safe it is better if you cut the power to the area.

To Clean Oils-Based Painted Walls:

  • The walls need to be washed with a vinegar solution.
  • Put the cloth in water, twist it until it is just a little damp.
  • Rub it against the wall to clean. Watch the areas that get the most attention, doorknobs and light switch areas. Take notice of all the outlets, telephone jacks, and switches. To be safe it is better if you cut the power to the area.
  • Rinse with a clean water cloth.