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How to wash a wall and why it is important
25 Jun

How to wash a wall and why it is important

How to wash a wall and why it is important

No matter what colour you paint them, your walls are bound to become dirty at some point. This is especially true for people who have pets or small children. As such, you need to wash your walls to keep your home looking good and clean. 

First things first, you need to figure out the type of wall you are working with. Not every wall can be cleaned and some might require hiring a fantastic cleaning service to do the job without damaging the wall. For example, walls with wallpaper are very tricky to clean. Granted, they get dirty like any other wall but, scrubbing them might ruin the wallpaper in the process. They are a part of your house that really won’t benefit from regular house cleaning. We recommend using a sponge or cloth that has been dipped in soapy water with disinfectant and gently wiping the dirt off. If the disinfectant or soap is reacting with the wallpaper, stop cleaning immediately.

For unpainted walls, it might be a lot easier to scrub the dirt off, depending on the material used for the wall. A concrete wall takes longer to dry than a glass wall and if you are working with wood, you have to be careful with water. In addition to this, washing a painted wall can ruin the paint if the soap is too strong. 

There are some general steps to follow if you want to clean a wall:

  1. Put towels on the floor to catch all water that drips as you clean.
  2. Use a mild soap that removes dirt without damaging the wall.
  3. Try some home remedies like lemon, soda and vinegar to gently remove stubborn stains.
  4. Always use a sponge or cloth to wipe off dirt and towel dry the surface after cleaning to remove excess water.

It is important to clean your walls frequently without overdoing it. Not only does it ensure that dirt is kept off but, it also brightens up your room and helps to maintain a clean and healthy atmosphere. Always enlist a professional in helping with cleaning a wall if you are unsure what you are doing or what products to use.