Walls undoubtedly help in transforming the outlook of a place, whether it be your home, office or any other place. However, walls get dirty and require substantial maintenance and cleaning as well.
Some basic steps to clean walls
The first and the basic step to clean the walls is to dust them regularly using a broom, brush or a vacuum cleaner. One should prevent the scratching of walls by using the sharp bristles of the broom with a cloth or rag. The dusting should be done on a regular basis around the areas like sinks, showers or other splashy areas and areas which are around the electrical switches so as to avoid dirt and filth. These types of grimes can be cleaned by using a dry sponge. The walls around the electric switches can be cleaned by using vinegar. There are different types of walls associated with different methods of cleaning. Many professional bond cleaners in Brisbane use sugar soap with magic chux erazer for wall cleaning.
Some methods that can help rejuvenate your walls have been listed below in accordance with the type of wall the process can be applied to:
To clean painted walls
These types of walls are very simple to clean, but they also require carefulness and cleanliness so as to remove the stains and marks as modern paints are easy to clean whereas the old paints require scrubbing as well as extra care. Some simple steps that should be followed in order to accomplish the same are:
- First the walls need to be dusted properly by using a brush or a broom. Moreover, before cleaning the stains, one should be careful about the cleaning product so as to avoid the lifting of the paint from the walls. The paste of baking soda and water turns out to be an effective and easy cleanser to remove the stains of pencils, crayons, markers or any other related marks. You can clean the marks by placing the baking soda paste on the cloth, and then by rubbing it on the dirty area. The black marks can be cleaned by applying toothpaste, for a few minutes and then can be rubbed with a clean damp cloth.
- Another easier way to clean the painted walls is by using warm soapy solution or by using pure white vinegar with warm water (more effective). If the soapy solution is not working, try washing the walls with a solution of washing soda with water and wipe it with a clean damp towel. There is no requirement of using a damp cloth if vinegar has been used as it itself does not leave any residue.
To clean the wallpaper walls
There are different types of wallpaper walls and each one is associated with a different type of cleaning process, thus type evaluation becomes mandatory. These walls usually have a coating of thin vinyl that can go with little sponge washing. Some steps to clean the wallpaper walls are mentioned below:
- The basic step which goes with every wall is to dust the wall with a brush or vacuum. Stains can be cleaned after dusting and before wiping the walls. The marks of inks and crayons can be cleaned by using a dry cleaning fluid. Greasy marks can be cleaned by using soapy warm water.
- These walls can also be washed off with a cloth which is soaked in white vinegar solution after dusting of the walls. You can wash off the cleaning solution by using warm water and a towel.
To clean the cork walls
These types of walls are generally found in kitchens. These can be cleaned by using a normal warm water solution (do not use detergents). The hard marks on such types of walls can be cleaned by wiping off the walls with a mixture of water and white spirit. After washing, wipe the wall with a damp and clean cloth.
To clean the wooden walls
There are two types of wooden walls, namely outdoor and indoor.
- Dust the indoor walls with a brush, broom or a vacuum cleaner. Clean the affected area rather than the whole wall with a gentle soap solution whereas outdoor walls can be washed off on the days where they can surely dry in order to avoid the damage and decay. The walls affected by lichen and algae can be cleaned by damping the wall with white vinegar.
Never use any product which contains alcohol as it may damage your walls by breaking the paint and can also leave a patchy and shiny mark. Avoid the usage of water sprayer in the sides of wooden walls as it may cause the growth of fungi. Immediate wiping or brushing of walls should be done after cooking or showering to avoid the sticky grimes. Moreover, wear gloves when using white vinegar to avoid cuts and itching.