We all have stains on the walls throughout our homes – don’t worry. But these stains don’t need to stick around forever, and you can even make sure they’re shifted in a single afternoon!
So here are just a few of the most common stains we see in the home, and the best ways to get them off of your lovingly decorated and otherwise clean walls.
Determine What Stain You’re Trying to Shift
Before you can combat a stain, and finally shift it away, you’re going to need to know what you’re dealing with. Is it grease? Is it normal grime? Have the children been drawing on the walls again?
And make sure you’re not trying to scrub away a bit of mold either. If you do so, it’s very possible you’re releasing a lot of harmful spores into the air. It’s better to get a company like Environix mold in to deal with the issue, and make sure you don’t just paint over the patch either!
When you’re dealing with grease, and you haven’t been able to blot most of the mess away as soon as it splattered everywhere, you’ll need to grab a warm wet cloth. Rub it over the part of the wall with the stain, to loosen the dried grease.
Then add a bit of washing up liquid with some more warm water, use a sponge to rub away the rest of the grease, and be sure to use circular motions to clean the stain up properly. This way, you’ll really work the soap into the grease!
Dirty walls happen to us all, and thankfully, they’re not too hard to clean. A cleaning solution made up of water and soap, or a few drops of white wine vinegar, will be best for shifting these stains. You can use a sponge or a cloth, either will do.
Get any dust off of the wall first, and remove any paintings or other hanging assortments, and then start at the bottom. Work your way up slowly, checking the wall as you go, to make sure your solution isn’t lifting any paint or scrubbing off the wallpaper. And don’t be afraid to repaint if some of the dirt is ancient!
For Permanent Markers
If there are some marks on your wall that perfectly match the color your kid’s felt tip pen set, you’ll need to move fast. Permanent ink sets rather quickly, and you’re best to catch it early.
Get a bit of rubbing alcohol out, and pour a bit of it on a cloth. Then, get to scrubbing! Don’t worry if the ink starts to distill, and only seems to spread as it fades. This is a sign the stain is coming out, and all you need to do is repeat the process until any sign of the marker is all gone.
Shifting stains from your walls isn’t tricky! A bit of elbow grease, and some proper cleaning supplies, and your walls will be cleaner than ever.