There’s nothing better than a freshly painted white wall, but it can be tough to keep them looking brand new if you don’t know what you’re doing. When the walls exhibit every evidence of use and abuse, it is challenging to keep a house appearing new. But before you go off and hire someone to clean your white walls for you, take some time to read this step-by-step guide on how to clean white walls yourself with the safest and most effective cleaning products, tools, and methods possible.
Part 1 - Before You Begin
Cleaning white walls may seem like a daunting task, but don't worry! We're here to help. Before you begin, you'll need the right tools. So, gather your supplies! You'll need a ladder, soft cloth or feather duster, a bucket of warm water, a mild soap or detergent, a sponge, a dry cloth, a microfiber towel, and some elbow grease. Once you have everything you need, follow these simple steps and your walls will be shining in no time.
Part 2 - The Best Practices
Start by dusting your walls with Swiffer® 360° Extender Duster Comparable Starter Kit by Lola®. Pay special attention to any nooks and crannies, as these are often hotspots for dust accumulation. Once you’ve dusted, move on to washing your walls with a mild soap and water solution, and the Lola® Scrub Boss™ should do the trick. Rinse thoroughly afterwards and allow your walls to air dry completely. The most important thing is to make sure you take your time and not be too aggressive with scrubbing! Remember that if it seems like there's too much residue left behind after wiping down, all it means is that more elbow grease is needed next time around.
Part 3 - The Aftermath
After you've given your walls a good scrub, it's important to take a few extra steps to make sure they stay clean. First, use a lint-free cloth to remove any water spots. Next, go over the walls with a clean Swiffer® Sweeper® Compatible Dry Sweeping Cloth to pick up any lingering dirt or debris. Finally, give the walls a once-over with the Lola® Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth to buff them and make them shine. These final touches will leave your white walls looking as pristine as ever!
Bonus Tips & Tricks!
Start with a damp cloth to avoid spreading the dirt and grime. Work in small sections and be sure to rinse your cloth often. For tougher stains, you may need to resort to using a small amount of bleach or other strong cleaner. Be sure to test in an inconspicuous area first and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. To prevent future stains, consider adding a fresh coat of paint or sealant.
Cleaning the walls in your home may seem like a tedious task, but when done consistently, it can have a major impact on your space and the people who live in it. If you’re tired of seeing dirt and stains on your white walls, try the tips above to get them looking bright and dashing again!