After painting home taking care of your painted walls are also important. Dust, grease or crayon marks make your beautifully painted walls dirty. Cleaning your walls regularly help you to spend less time and money next time you paint your walls.
But many have confusions how to properly wash the walls. 123 Homepaints gives you solutions and some tips to clean your walls.
Clean the dust
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Most times we forget the small but very important things. In the cities like Kolkata, Siliguri, Bhubaneswar where the small dust particles are everywhere, it is very natural that the walls are also full of those particles. Over times your wall color fades away just because of the dust. Sometimes just dusting can clean your walls. Just vacuuming or washing is the thing you need to do.
Remove fingertip marks
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Remove these marks is really difficult but not impossible. Use a mild detergent and nonabrasive pad to wash them off. For the difficult ones, you can also use water, one cup of baking soda, one cup of ammonia and vinegar.
Remove Crayon marks
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If you have a two-year-old in your home then it is very obvious that they cover the walls with their creative marks. The easiest way to remove crayon marks is to carefully rub them with a dampened cloth and lighter fluid.
Clean grease and oil stains
These are the tough stains and it’s difficult to remove. Clean the marks with a grease cleaning product which is successful to remove grease.
But the difficult part is washing also depends on the color type. You can’t wash oil-based paint the way you wash latex paint.
Latex Painted Walls
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Wash the latex painted walls with warm water and nonabrasive cleaner. Take a clean sponge and dip it in the water, squeeze it dry and then rub the wall. Again rinse the wall with a sponge and clean water. Be careful of the area near light switches, electric wires. Don’t use a wet sponge around those areas.
For the difficult spots like fingerprint or crayon marks, make a paste of water and baking soda and rub the area with a sponge. If it can’t remove the stain use sponge and dip it in the alcohol. Don’t use a scrubby sponge to clean the walls as it leaves permanent marks while wiping.
Oil-based Painted Walls
Wash oil-based painted walls with detergent, vinegar and warm water. Make it a paste and use a sponge to wash the walls. To clean the grease on kitchen walls use a mild degreaser.
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The best way to clean exterior wall is to use the high-pressure water cleaner. If this is hard to get then use garden hose or broom. Use mild detergent to clean the dust. Remember after using detergent, wash the walls with clean water to rinse off the detergent.
If you need to remove mould you can use scrubber, borax and water. You can also try bleach, it will also clean mould. But bleach can be harsh on paint.
When you first notice any stains on your wall clean them as soon as possible with a damp sponge as fresh stains can be removed easily and completely.
Regularly dust your walls as it clear the wall.
Don’t use rough cleaners and bristle brushes to clean the walls.
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