How to spotlessly clean your walls

One of the best ways to keep your walls looking freshly-painted is to clean them regularly. Don’t wait for the dirt and mess reach to levels where you’ll have to repaint the wall. Doing so helps you spend less time when springing cleaning your home. Whether oil or water based, there are several ways you can go about keeping your home good as new.

Dust your walls

The idea of dust on the walls seems unlikely. The same residue that falls on other surfaces in any room does also cling to the walls. The wiping or vacuuming of walls is a quick way to restore the look it had when it was first painted. You can use a soft brush attachment or electrostatic dusting wipes for loose dirt, dust or even cobwebs. If you’re looking to wash the walls, giving by dusting- the water and soil could stain your walls, making the job harder.


You’re likely to see fingerprints on the wall in any home especially if toddlers are present. They mostly accumulate round switches, and walls people tend to touch or support themselves on when moving into, out of or within a room. If they aren’t too many, a water and detergent solution coupled with a non-abrasive pad will get the job done. For harder prints, use a mixture of a gallon of water with either a cup of ammonia or a half cup of vinegar or a quarter cup of baking soda.


To get rid of this problem, mix a gallon of water, a quarter cup of borax, a quarter cup of vinegar and one teaspoon of ammonia in a bucket. Before you use it, test the solution on a hidden part of the wall, or a spot that won’t be noticeable to see if it causes colorfastness. Should that happen, add more water. And try again. Using a non-abrasive cloth, wipe down the water stains using the mix. You can also use it on steam marks.

Grease and oil stains

These are among the most difficult stains to remove. The best way, and probably the easiest, is to shop for cleaning products that can cut through grease. Opt for eco-friendly products that will be both safe for you and the environment. For a homemade solution, use one cup of vinegar per four cups of water. You can put it on a spray bottle and apply on a surface. Leave it for 5- 10 minutes before wiping down with a cloth. Baking soda is equally effective; sprinkle some on a damp cloth and wipe the affected area. Whichever method you take, follow through with a clean wet towel to remove the residue.


Just like cell phone repairs, the best time to deal with the problem is immediately you notice it. Dust regularly, and when washing them, focus and finish an entire way before taking a break to avoid watermarks.

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