In our home, it is easy to overlook or neglect the walls when it comes to our regular cleaning. Sticky fingerprints, smudges and stains can affect our walls just as much as other areas of our home – but there’s no need to grab your paint pot. There are many ways to freshen up your walls without the need to redecorate. Read on for our tips on how to remove stains on walls. Whether they’re painted, tiled, or covered in wallpaper, we can help.
How to clean walls – paint and wallpaper
If your painted or wallpapers walls have been splashed during cooking, or if they’ve acquired smudges and smears over time, follow these steps to learn how to clean wall stains quickly and easily.
- Check the manufacturer’s care instructions for the paint or wallpaper first. Some wallpapers should not be washed and in these cases you should avoid applying water of any kind to the surface. Stick to dry dusting instead.
- Begin by giving your walls a good dusting – you don’t want to rub dust into the wall, as this will cause more dirty marks.
- Start by tackling the noticeable stains and marks. Spray a dampened clean white cloth with a good multipurpose cleaner, like Cif Antibacterial Original and test it on a small, hidden area of the wall. If no adverse effects occur, gently wipe the marks with the cloth. Avoid scrubbing hard as this is likely to damage the surface of your paint or wallpaper.
- Finish by wiping the whole surface of the wall with a sponge dampened with a little water and multipurpose spray. Take care not to use too much water as this could damage the surface of the wall.