Walls always bear most wear and tear. Even more so when you have kids in your home. Living daily manages to deposit heavy dose of smears, dust mud and even finger marks which when visible makes you cringe. These marks reduce the beauty of your pretty and expensive wallpapers and paints. Below are some tricks that can be used to restore the beauty of your walls with little effort. Some of these tips are your grandmothers secrets which she probably forgot to share with you.
GETTING RID OF SMEARS AND DUST
The first thing before cleaning them is finding them quickly. Once you have discovered the same, brush off as much as you can, gently. Later take a small slice of white bread, wad up the soft centre of the bread and use it as a natural eraser to wipe off any smudges left. Don’t use the hardened left over bread from last night. It may cause more trouble than help.
For all those of us who have stove top backed against a wall, grease on your gleaming white walls is a common and yet an utterly terrifying sight. There is an easy trick to remove them using a blotting paper and a hot iron. Just press the blotting paper on the stain and press the hot iron on the surface of the paper. Use oven mitts to protect your fingers while you do so.
CLEANING PAINTED WALLS
Cleaning painted wall is difficult as the cleaning agent you use tends to dull the paint by washing it off too. In order to avoid this add half cup of vinegar and a cup of clear ammonia to a gallon of water. Add half cup baking soda to it. This solution can clean your walls without washing off your paint too.
Before washing your walls ensure that they are properly dusted. Also walls should always be washed from bottom up side to side. This should be done to avoid drip issues and dirty long stains on the walls and wash marks.
Scuff marks can be easily removed from your walls using toothpaste and a soft bristled toothbrush.