How to Remove Grease Stains in the Kitchen
To clean the walls of your kitchen, it’s important to know the paint that was used on them. The product that you’ll use for grease removal will depend on the paint base: if it is acrylic, matte, or water-based. There are some fantastic commercial cleaning products available, for example Cif; just check the label to make sure that you’re using one that’s suitable for the paint on your walls. These products are very speedy and easy to use, but if you’d prefer to opt for a homemade solution there are some options available.
- To remove grease stains from walls painted with acrylic paint or matte paint and also tiles, a good tip is to use a multipurpose cleaner – just read the labels to find the appropriate one for your walls. Another option is to use a solution of 3 litres of water and three tablespoons of white vinegar and wipe the wall with a soft sponge. Rinse and then dry the wall with a clean cloth.
- If the paint used on the wall was water-based, don’t use a multipurpose cleaner – this could remove the paint colour. Clean the wall with a soft sponge soaked in a solution with water and soap, or you can try vinegar. This can smell pretty strongly though, so be sure to rinse well afterwards.
- If you’re not sure which paint was used on your wall, do a test on an inconspicuous area before you start cleaning grease stains.
Use an old cloth, that can be discarded after the cleaning process, to clean the bin. Just put some Cif on the cloth and wipe down the surface, inside and out, and rub it in – the cleaner does the rest of the work, getting rid of marks and tackling any lurking bacteria. Bins can be pretty grubby after heavy use, so it’s best to do this operation outside the house to avoid spreading dirt on the kitchen floor.
Put 3 litres of water and a good quality disinfectant in a bucket, following the directions on the label to make sure you’re using it correctly and safely. Soak a cloth or a mop in this mixture and clean the floor. Rinse and then dry the floor.
Remove all the dishes, pots and platters from the kitchen cabinets. Cif Cream Lemon Surface Cleaner is a great option, but if you’d prefer a homemade option, dip a sponge in 3 litres of water and three tablespoons of white vinegar to clean the cabinets. Rinse and then dry them with a clean cloth.