No matter what kind of house you have, big or small, grand or cozy, walls make all the difference in determining the aesthetic beauty of your interiors. Over time, dust or stains could build up, especially if you have children who run around with crayons demolishing everything in their path. Regardless of who is in your house, you have probably noticed a lot of greasy fingerprints, especially on the kitchen walls. All of this can make your home seem a unnecessarily old. But thankfully, there are a few simple tricks to get rid of fingerprints and stains from walls. Read on and learn ways to give your walls a new lease of life.
First off, you’ll need to gather the following things:
Once you gather all these things, all you need to do is add a little bit of a liquid dishwashing detergent to the bucket of water to prepare your cleaning solution. If you feel that this won’t be strong enough to get rid of the stains, there is an alternative, which should be used with care as strong solutions can remove or lighten the paint on your walls. To make a stronger solution, simply add a cup of vinegar and a cup of washing soda (you can find sodium carbonate or sodium borate in powdered forms). Before going crazy with any cleaning solution, check that your paint won’t come off by testing it on a corner spot that is covered, like the area behind your couch or in your store room. If you find that your paint is weak and easily comes off or lightens, you may have no choice but to contact a professional.
Now that you’ve tested your walls and gotten the go-ahead, it’s time to get rid of fingerprints and stains from your walls. To avoid a mishap or a messy aftermath, cover your furniture or move them out of the way beforehand. Once you’ve cleared the area, follow the steps below:
If you’re looking the clean just a few spots with greasy fingerprints, rather than an entire wall, using white chalk, a simple microfiber cleaning cloth, and water is your go to solution. If you want to use this solution then follow the steps below:
These are super simple and effective ways to give your walls a new lease of life. Now all you need to do is gather a few household ingredients, turn the music on and start cleaning.