The Best How To Clean Tips

The Best How To Clean Tips

simple – practical – effective


How to Clean White Walls Fast and Without Damaging Paint?

Make Your Walls Look Like Newly Painted!

You’ve done a great job to get your walls to look perfect. However, you can’t stop walls from collecting dust or your toddlers becoming modern artists. Walls are the favorite drawing surface of every kid!

Find the ideal ways to preserve your newly painted beauty and extend the life of your paint with a few cleaning methods.

Once a month dusting is a right start. Before you wash painted walls, run the vacuum cleaner soft brush attachment over walls. Then wipe your walls off with an unbleached cotton tack cloth-like natural cheesecloth.

If you want to make things really easy, you might like to use a wide flat, lightweight mop for dry dusting the walls.

If you have painted your walls recently, allow it at least 2 weeks to dry before washing walls with water or with any cleaners.

Wipe away fingerprints and other marks as soon as they appear.

A Super Simple Approach

Ordinary you need just clean, warm water and a soft sponge. You might add some liquid Ivory soap or basic non-abrasive cleaner. Take care to wring the cloth until it’s almost dry to avoid an excessive water amount.

Lightly wipe the walls with a soft touch in a circular motion, without perfection to avoid damaging the paint. If you rub too hard, you can get rid of the paint, particularly with a Magic Eraser. Start at the bottom and go up

Rinse with another rag and clear water to remove any cleaner leftover.

Cleaning Latex Paint

Use a mild all-purpose cleaner and warm water. You should always opt for a mild cleaner. Using a lighter cleaner on white walls is recommended. The surfaces that are regularly touched should get total attention. You should always be careful around outlets.

  • Mix a little detergent with a bucket of warm water;
  • Dip a piece of cloth into the mixture;
  • Run the piece of fabric along the white walls, removing debris, dirt, and fingerprints;
  • After the walls are entirely cleaned, empty the water in the bucket and replace the water with clean water;
  • Dip a cloth into the water and wipe the walls off.

Cleaning Oil-Based Paint

  • Make a vinegar and detergent mixture. Dilute two or three tablespoons white vinegar in a gallon of water and add sweet orange essential oil to spray. Clean your walls spraying the mix and wipe out with a dry sponge;
  • Clean your walls with this mixture. Wipe down your walls with a piece of cloth or sponge. Swipe the walls mildly to remove dust, dirt, fingerprints, and grime;
  • Clean your walls with this mixture. Wipe down your walls with a piece of cloth or sponge. Swipe the walls mildly to remove dust, dirt, fingerprints, and grime;
  • The complex areas can be cleaned with a degreaser. Degreaser is used to remove tough stains from the white walls. Usually, apply the grease on the affected part and then leave it for some time. Afterward, use a sponge to wipe off the stains;
  • Rinse the walls. Fill your bucket with clear and clean water. Dip a clean cloth in the bucket and wipe down the walls. Remove any excess residue and cleaner from the walls.

How to Clean White Baseboards

White baseboards very quickly get gross and grubby, especially if you have an old apartment or just a pet with dark fur. Use an electrostatic dusting wipe or wear microfiber socks to rub along the white baseboards. This is a great way to use those socks without matches!

  • Choose the right surface treatment depending on the wall surface – some paints can’t handle being cleaned. Baking soda and even magic erasers can actually remove makeup off the wall;
  • Test your cleaning techniques and solutions in an inconspicuous place first to be sure it does not ruin your paint finish. Make a test in the hidden back corner behind the furniture. If the paint looks bright and there are no watermarks left after drying, it’s good to wash all the walls;
  • Go natural. Make sure your cleaner does not harm your hands, your paint finish, and it’s better to be eco-friendly.

Old-School Cleaners

  • Toothpaste for crayon marks works like a dream. Squeeze plain white, non-gel toothpaste directly onto the stain and rub it with an old toothbrush. Thoroughly wipe out with a moistened cloth. Finish with a dry damp cloth.
  • Baking soda should be in everyone’s cleaning arsenal. For years baking soda has been used for almost any cleaning job such as cleaning sneakers, bathroom, wall scrapes, you name it. Make a paste mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda to 1/4 of warm water and apply with a cloth and gently rub the problem area. Dry with a soft towel.
  • White distilled or apple cider vinegar, are other natural cleaners
  • Chalk (eco-friendly cleaning solution) use on latex-painted interior walls to remove oily wall stains.

Excessive water can literally destroy your paint finish. Thoroughly wring out your sponge. Make sure not to wet the areas around light switches, electrical outlets, and phone jacks.

How Do You Use Foam Magic Erasers?

If you are looking for something more heavy-duty than baking soda, I would definitely use Foam Magic Erasers like the Mr. Clean Eraser. I don’t recommend using them on matte walls, but for other types of painted surfaces, it is real magic.

You will be pleasantly surprised how it is easy and satisfying to clean every single stubborn stain out your walls. Wherever you find the crayon and other marks on walls, hand the guilty kid the magic eraser, and they know what to do! Sometimes it takes a little paint off or softens it, but not too much. They are perfect on hard, non-porous surfaces.

According to more than 1’000 customers reviews, you better buy the Extra Durable, the Original fall apart really quickly.

Professional Grade Cleaners

Cleaning solutions like bleach solvents. This type of clean solution is much stronger than non-abrasive, cleans amazingly and gets the job done fast. Apply the cleaner to a white towel or cloth and then applying the fabric to the area. Be sure to wash the surface down afterward with warm soapy water. It usually comes in more comfortable to use a spray bottle and makes cleaning so convenient. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to use the cleaning solution product effectively.


This is a harsh chemical solution, and that is why it works so well. You need personal protection equipment such as long heavy rubber gloves, a proper vapor filtered face mask to protect face skin and eyes, a protective shower cap if you are spraying up to the ceiling. Use this product with adequate ventilation for safety. Stay away from the sprayed areas for a few hours as the fumes are overpowering.

Works best for exterior walls cleaning. The mold on the exterior oil-based paint disappears on contact. A powerful bleach-based formula completely eliminates spots of black mold on drywall. Be sure to rinse all areas with clear water following the application of the solution. You always can make minor touch-ups with paint so that no one will notice, secure and efficient way to make the stains disappear.

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