Time to take down the ‘Wet Paint’ sign? Keep your walls fresh with preventative maintenance and simple cleaning methods.
Have you just finished painting your home’s walls? Before you sit back and relax after a hard day’s work, be sure that you’ve done all that you can to keep your walls looking slick, neat, and fresh. Maintaining your painted walls is more than just keeping them free from muddy dogs and children’s’ sticky fingers.
Cleaning and preserving your walls means less time spent scrubbing later and better looking walls – win win!
Vacuum walls with a soft brush attachment. Wipe them down with a cloth-covered broom or mop or use an electrostatic dusting wipe. Wipe away fingerprints and other marks soon after they appear as well.
Walls Painted with Latex Paint:
- Wash walls painted with latex paint using warm water and a nonabrasive all-purpose cleaner.
- Dip a clean sponge in the water, then wring it dry.
- Pay special attention to the high traffic areas, such as around doorknobs and light switches.
- Rinse with a second sponge and clear water.
- For stubborn fingerprints and scuffs, mix baking soda and water into a paste and rub into the area with a nonabrasive pad.
Walls Painted with Oil-Based Paint
- Wash walls in the same manner as above, but substitute the following solution for scrubbing the walls:
- Stir one teaspoon of liquid dish detergent into a quart of warm water
- Add ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar
- Let the solution sit on the stain for 10 minutes before blotting.
Want your walls to look fresh but don’t have the time to put into the maintenance? For your house painting needs within Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Calabasas, and neighboring cities in California, contact Precision Painting to get started today!