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If your walls could talk, what would they say? Would they spill your secrets, or would they say something like “Clean me!”
A lot of activity can take its toll on your walls. Dust builds up, your kids might get too excited playing with markers and crayons. You might have a few blemishes on the walls from moving furniture.
You don’t want to take the time or money to paint or repair your walls. What you can do instead is give your walls a cleaning.
How can you give your walls a great DIY cleaning? Read on to find out.
In This Post:
1. Plan and Prepare the Walls
This may sound like some kind of battle cry, but it’s not. This is just getting your room and walls ready for a thorough cleaning.
The first step you want to take is to make of plan. You’ll need to figure out which rooms will have the walls cleaned. You’ll then have to figure out the furniture dance. You’re going to have to move furniture from room to room.
You’ll need to assess which rooms will be done first, where the furniture will go while you’re cleaning, and then figure out how to work around those rooms that are getting cleaned.
Once you figure all of that out, then you can start moving furniture to clear the rooms out. After that, finish up your prep by dusting the walls. This will ensure that all of the dirt is removed as you clean the walls.
2. Cover the Floors
The next thing you want to do is to cover the floors. Keep it simple and put down a tarp or some kind of coverage that will protect them.
They’re likely to get wet, so you want to make sure that they’re properly protected.
3. Clean the Walls
Now you can finally start your DIY cleaning. Take a bucket of water, a gentle detergent like dish detergent, a few clean cloths and get to work.
You want to make sure that your cleaning cloth isn’t soaked because that water can get into the paint and cause more damage to your walls.
Start at one of the top corners and work your way down to the bottom.
4. Attacking Tough Stains
Stubborn stains on the walls require a little more attention. Magic erasers, eucalyptus oil, and baking soda can work wonders.
Just make sure you test a small area first to protect your paint.
5. Clean Exterior Walls, Too
Once you get the inside walls of your home looking shiny and sparkly, you’ll want to get the exterior of the home looking just as sharp.
This job is going to take a lot more to plan for because you’ll have to get up on a high ladder which can be tricky. You can leave this work to home contractors to handle the exterior of your home.
DIY Cleaning is Easy
When your walls have a lot of dirt and grime on them, you know that you have to do something about them. DIY cleaning is a simple solution.
When you plan ahead, you make the project so much easier. You can give the walls a once over with a gentle cleaner and get them shiny once again.
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