From time-stained marks to crayon-drawn patterns on them – we all have walls in our homes that need proper cleaning. But how do you do that without knowing what actually works? Let’s have a look at a few easy ways to clean the different types of marks and remove wall stains on the many walls of your house.
The light, not-so-stubborn wall-stains
These are probably the walls in your living area, that might occasionally be dusted but never wiped clean. This results in a gradual discoloration and marks on the walls. Here’s how you deal with them:
Add some dishwashing liquid or liquid soap to a bowl of warm water
Dunk a piece of microfiber cloth or a sponge in it, and use that to wipe the stain off the wall in up-and-down motions.
Wait for the wall to dry. It is then that you can be certain whether the stain has gone, or if still persists.
If you have toddlers, you know exactly what we’re talking about. The scenery looks cute, but not always. So if there comes a time when you just need to clean it all up, here’s what you can do:
Rub the crayon marks with toothpaste.
Wipe it all up with baby wipes and see if you were able to get the color off.
In case the above steps weren’t effective enough, you may try using a baking soda paste instead of toothpaste. Just be careful not to scrape the paint off while scrubbing stubborn marks on the walls.
This one is a major issue for the bathroom and kitchen walls, and here’s how you can deal with it:
Make a mixture of these ingredients
- 1 cup of ammonia
- Apple cider vinegar
- Baking soda
- Warm water
Use a sponge or steel wool to scrub gently
Wipe the wall off with a clean, dry cloth, or baby wipes
The best results are seen when one uses the specific solution prescribed for a certain type of stain on the wall. But if many ingredients and steps confuse you, would you rather have a single solution to all these types of wall-stains?
WD-40 to remove wall stains
Often quoted as being a miracle cleaner, WD-40 is great for removing all kinds of stains from walls. Here’s how:
Spray WD-40 generously on the stains, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Wipe it clean with a dry cloth.
Got an especially stubborn stain? Just let WD-40 sit for a few extra minutes and scrub the walls gently with steel wool or a microfibre cloth right after. Yes, it’s that easy, and convenient.