How to Clean Painted Surfaces with Homemade Solutions

Posted on 08/09/11 in GREAT WHITE BLOG, No Comments

Are there marks on your walls and ceilings that you can’t seem to get off with a simple soap and water? Before you start to scrub, be sure to take a dust cloth or a soft brush and begin to lightly dust the entire surface.   Over the years, people don’t realize how much dust, cobwebs, and debris accumulate on their walls.

Here’s a homemade solution that you can use to get those marks and other dirty specimens off of your walls.

  • Mix 1/2-cup vinegar, 1-cup clear ammonia, 1/4-cup baking soda, and 1 gallon warm water together.
  • Take a sponge and apply to the wall.
  • Rinse your sponge with clear water after use.
  • If your walls have a rough type of surface, use nylon stockings or socks because they won’t tear and leave small fragments on the wall.

To make this process easier, prepare the room by removing all picture frames, mirrors, etc.   By routinely cleaning your walls and ceilings will keep them consistently looking freshly painted and avoid major cleaning in the future.