Learning how to clean painted walls might seem like an overwhelming task. However, it's quite easy.
Glossy and semi-gloss paints tend to withstand washing. The only risky part of cleaning painted walls is doing so without harming the paint job.
How to Clean Painted Walls: Regular Cleaning is Crucial
To sustain the quality of your paint job, begin with the mild cleaning technique of water and a sponge. If needed, add a mild soap to the sponge. Step it up a notch, if necessary, with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent soap.
If you need more grit, make a solution with warm water, vinegar, ammonia, and baking soda. Put the mixture in a spray bottle, apply the solution to the wall, and gently scrub with the sponge.
You might want to put a newspaper or towels on the floor to catch any drips as you clean. Also, wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from the chemicals in the cleaning agents.
For tough stain removal, first, run a dust brush or mini vac over the wall surface. Next, make a baking soda paste (half cup of baking soda and water). Try the solution on a hidden part of the wall.
Test the solution on a hidden part of the wall. If the paint still looks vivid with no watermarks, you're good to go. If the test doesn't go well, you can put on a fresh coat or contact a professional painting company to clean your painted brick walls.
To start the task, begin at the top of the wall and work your way down. Clean the walls with a sponge, scrubbing gently in a circular motion. After cleaning, use a water-dampened second sponge to clean away any residue.
Divide the wall into sections. Once you've finished a part, dry the space with a clean cloth.
For hard-to-remove stains, try a commercial cleaning product that is a degreaser. If you have children, take a look at the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. This item works well, cleaning up fingerprints and crayon marks.
If you want to schedule an appointment for a team of paint professionals to come to clean your painted walls, call Rochester Painting.
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