Remove Stains From Walls and Wallpapers

Smudges, smears and fingerprints are just something that tends to appear on your wall, especially if you have small children.

No matter whether your walls are painted or have wallpaper we have some great homemade cleaning solutions you can try to help keep your walls clean.

Before you begin be sure to remove any furniture that may be up against the wall, cover the floor underneath any walls that you plan on cleaning with old sheets or canvas drop cloths in order to catch the soapy drips.

Also to protect your hands and to remind you where pictures belong, cover up all nails in the wall with a chunk of household sponge.

Things you will need before starting is:

  • Wool Duster
  • White Cleaning Cloths
  • Natural Sponge (do not use coloured as they tend to stain light coloured walls)
  • two buckets (one for the homemade cleaning solution and one with clear water for rinsing)
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Step Ladder (to help reach higher parts of the wall)

Now that you have all the equipment it is time to make the cleaning solution.

In one of the buckets, mix one gallon of warm water with a squeeze of liquid dishwashing detergent.

If you are working on tougher stains we recommend you ignore the solution above and try the one below.

In one of the buckets, mix one gallon of warm water, one cup of clear none sudsing ammonia, one cup of white vinegar and one cup of borax washing soda.

Before using the cleaning solution, use the wool duster and dust the walls to help remove any loose dust which would become mud when applying the cleaning solution.

Once you are done dusting, dip the sponge into the bucket of cleaning solution and rub the walls gently.

Work in small areas and rinse the wall right after using warm water from the clean bucket of water.

After, blot any excess moisture using the white cleaning cloths.

* When washing walls always wash the entire wall, bottom to top and side-to-side and never take breaks in the middle of washing a wall as it can cause wash marks to remain.

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