How To Wash Painted Walls
Learning how to wash painted walls is an easy task, yet a time consuming one. It is a good idea to allot a good chunk of time to cleaning your walls, perhaps on a weekend or whenever you have an open day. Here are some tips for washing your painted walls.
What you will need to wash painted walls:
- Large bucket
- Cleaner with degreaser
- Mop with sponge head
- Dry towels
- Hot water
How to wash painted walls:
- Start in a corner. Choose a starting point when you start washing your painted walls that you will easily remember or recognize when you get back to that point.
- Soak the mop in water and cleaner. Read the instructions on the bottle of cleaner to make sure it can be used to wash painted walls. Also, make sure to use the proper cleaner to water ratio.
- Squeeze out excess water. Then all you need to do is simply mop the walls. Start at the top and work your way down so you don’t get water drips near the bottom.
- Follow with a towel to wipe dry. You may need a ladder or stool to reach the top of the walls.
- If this doesn’t do the trick, simply repaint the walls. Washing painted walls may be just as much work as painting the walls with a fresh coat, so why not give the room a whole new look?
The above steps apply to satin or glossy paint; flat paint is another story. To wash walls with flat paint, use a Magic Eraser or a damp cloth to gently wipe them down. You may spray stubborn stains with a foam cleanser and, if that doesn’t work, try a diluted concentration of one tablespoon liquid clothing detergent to a gallon of water. Again, though, it may just be easier to repaint the walls entirely.