White walls make a space look bigger, brighter, and cleaner… most of the time. The problem with white walls is that they get dirty very easily.either by scratches from the movement of furniture or by the fingers of small children or by dirt from the passage of time.
It’s hard to keep a home looking fresh when the walls show all the signs of wear and tear. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your walls look and feel clean.
We will show you 5 simple and easy ways to clean the walls of your house.
How often should you clean your walls?
Walls often wait to be cleaned during deep cleaning or before major events in the home, such as moving house or the need to paint and change the color of the walls.
However, our walls can get dirty after entertaining or in the warmer months, when we open the windows to let in fresh air, but also dust. Most of the time, walls require spot cleaning, especially in homes with children and pets. Choose a plan that works best for you, your home, and your needs.
1. Use all-purpose cleaner
You can combine any all-purpose cleaner with a microfiber cloth, any rag, or a paper towel, as you prefer. You will probably use the same cleaner that you use to treat grease problems in your kitchen.
These cleaners work best to pick up sticky messes, like if you spilled food or drink on your white wall. The all-purpose cleaning method works best if you spot clean immediately.
2. Dish soap
Don’t be fooled by the product name – dish soap really is a fantastic cleaner for household surfaces, from countertops to carpets.
Try to choose a mild dish soap that doesn’t have too much fragrance or other harsh chemicals. For a stain that has dried quite a bit, take a soft sponge, dampen it, and add a bit of dishwashing liquid. Gently rub the stain until you see foam, let it sit for a while, then wipe it away with a damp microfiber cloth. You may need to repeat the process two or three times.
3. White vinegar
White vinegar can help us solve many domestic problems, and a stained wall is one of them. Vinegar is the stuff to arm yourself with if the mark on your white wall is greasy. You will need to fill a bucket with hot water and add a cup of white vinegar. Then spread it on the wall with a soft sponge.
4. Baking soda
Baking soda is useful for cleaning almost every surface in our home! So you can also clean your walls with baking soda. Take a damp microfiber cloth, dip it in baking soda, and gently rub it over the stained area. Then dry it with a dry cloth. The baking soda will provide a bit of friction, which will help remove any marks or stains.
You can also make a paste with baking soda.
Mix three teaspoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of water to create a paste, then apply it to the wall (gently) with a soft, damp sponge. Wipe clean with a lint-free cloth and stains will be a thing of the past.
Don’t forget to regularly clean your walls to prevent stains from penetrating the wall.