If your walls are covered with nice paint or nice wallpaper, then you already know how walls are important in any household. Daily life will often lead to occasional finger smudges, smears and sometimes worse, which will mar the beauty of your woodwork and walls. Wallpaper and paint need maintenance as well, so you will need to work on keeping your walls clean with the right approach. The following tips and guidelines will give you what you need without too much work involved:
Cleaning painted walls
Get ready to do a pretty decent amount of work when you have to deal with painted walls. Pushing furniture to the center of the room is just the starting step, as there is a need for a quite a bit more if you want to pull it off. Avoid plastic tarps if you can, since they will easily become slippery when wet. You should protect your floors but also protect yourself such as your hands while you paint. Make sure you remember where paintings are hanging and cover the nails with a bit of household sponge to prevent damaging your cleaning tools or hurting yourself. Assemble your wall-washing tools and work on them. Use a lamb’s wool duster, a natural sponge and white cleaning cloths. Colored sponges and cloth can leave their color behind, so you will need to have white ones instead for excellent results. A step stool will make reaching harder areas a lot easier. Rubber gloves will be a great way to make hand protection work out.
Getting ready to clean
You will need a bucket with wall-cleaning solution. For normal situations you should work on a mild detergent solution to clean your walls, which should include a gallon of warm water and a good squeeze of said detergent. For more heavily dirtied walls you should work with clear ammonia instead. A single cup of it mixed with borax and white vinegar will help make a killer cleaning mix that will really make the job easier. The second bucket should have clean water to rinse the walls. Change the water as soon as it appears to be dirty after cleaning around the room.
Ditching the dust
Dust is always a big problem for most, so you will need to remove any loose dust before you bring the moisture into the mix of what needs to happen to make home cleaning work. Circle your room with a lamb’s wool duster. Wipe the walls and the woodwork all the way from top to bottom and take the duster outside to spin the handle and clean the dust. A vacuum cleaner with an extension wand and bristle brush head will help get the job done. This will be excellent for upholstery cleaning as well as removing cobwebs and more.
Dealing with dripping
Dripping is inevitable when you wash walls, but you can still avoid some of it with the right cleaning approach. It will take a bit of work, but you can still pull it off. Avoid dripping by washing your walls from the bottoms up. You may drip onto already clean areas, but it will not be quite as bad as the amount of water you would spread otherwise. If that does not work for you, then you can still work the usual way.