4 Tips to Keep Your Walls Looking Spotless
October 6, 2022
Who doesn’t want their home to look nice and clean? As a proud homeowner, you likely take pride in keeping your house in pristine condition. To achieve that, you may have a few tricks up your sleeve when it comes to housekeeping. However, you probably still find yourself wondering if you’re cleaning your walls correctly, especially if they’re painted. That said, here are a few tips you should know to keep your home looking beautiful and healthy.
Dust Before Cleaning
Don’t clean your painted walls just yet! Before doing anything, you should thoroughly dust them from top to bottom. You can use a broom to reach the top molding and remove any cobwebs. Additionally, you can put a cloth on top of the broomstick for a more thorough cleaning. Take it a step further by using a vacuum with a brush attachment – your walls will be dust-free in no time!
Consider the Finish
While walking around your home, you may have noticed differences in the paint finish with the walls in your home. Some rooms may have a matte finish, and others (like the kitchen) might seem shinier. It’s incredibly important to figure out what type of finish you’re working on to ensure you’re using the proper cleaning technique. Failing to do so may cause you to accidentally remove paint in the process.
Spot-Test Your Cleaning Solution
You need to make sure your cleaning ingredients are safe and gentle. Some products may be too harsh for your walls, which is why it might be best to use warm water and dish soap. Once you have your solution, do a quick spot-check on a hidden area of your wall, like behind a painting or a piece of furniture. That way, you can ensure it’s safe to use before ruining your walls.
Use the Proper Technique
For the best results, you need to make sure you’re using the right cleaning technique. Here’s a step-by-step on what you should do:
- Gather your materials (two buckets, soft sponges, dry microfiber cloths)
- Fill one bucket with warm water for rinsing and the other with your wall cleaner
- Start cleaning at the top of the wall using light, circular motions and slowly work your way down
- Work in small sections to prevent discoloration
- Wash the wall with your cleaning solution and wipe off the residue with a sponge dipped in your rinse bucket
- Dry the wall with your microfiber cloth and move on to the next section
With routine maintenance, you can easily keep your walls in pristine condition. That’s why it’s a good idea to get into the habit of deep cleaning your walls every now and then. By following these tips, your interior paint will look clean and brand-new for years to come!
About Platinum Painting of Frisco
At Platinum Painting of Frisco, we believe your home should be a reflection of your personality and aesthetic preferences. Our team will use time-tested techniques and high-quality products to ensure you get the results you deserve. After we finish the project, we’ll explain how to properly clean your painted walls so you can keep them in tip-top shape. To learn more, visit our website or call (972) 372-0404.
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