Wall Wash

Walls. We often touch them, lean on them, kids put their feet on them, and much more. However, do you wash them? You may occasionally wipe a spot here or there, but do you ever truly wash your walls? Did you know that you can wash walls? Here is some information that can get your house feeling extra clean and give your walls a breath of fresh air!

For starters, vacuum walls with a soft brush attachment, pay close attention to corners. Then wipe them down with a cloth-covered broom or mop. Wipe away fingerprints and other marks soon after they appear. Avoid using an excessive amount of water.

Wash walls using warm water and a nonabrasive all-purpose cleaner or basic dish soap. You may want to test a spot on the wall. Dip a clean sponge in the water, then wring it dry. Gently rub the wall. Pay special attention to areas that get touched often, such as around doorknobs and light switches. Rinse with a second sponge of clear water. Take care not to wet areas around outlets, light switches, telephone jacks, and other electrical connections. For stubborn spots, such as fingerprints, newspaper smudges, or scuffs, make a paste of baking soda and water and rub the area with a nonabrasive pad.

It will be helpful to work in small areas at a time. Rub in a gentle, circular motion to avoid damaging paint and make sure to wring out the sponges well to avoid drips. Work in sections, and once you’ve completed a section, dry the area with a clean, soft cloth. This will help keep this task as simple and effective as possible. You will find that washing walls isn’t as daunting as you may think! It can also make a big impact on the freshness of your home.

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