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Walls Cleaning and washing without Damaging the Paint

Instead of repainting faded painted walls, walls cleaning and washing can also be utilized. A once-a-year deep walls cleaning and brightens up the room. Clean the walls just enough to improve their look without streaking or damaging the paint. Cleaning painted walls with the proper cleaning solution and approach yields the greatest results.

In this article, experts from Mehervi  are going to explain walls cleaning and washing techniques to keep your walls alive for a longer period of time with few simple steps.

Walls Cleaning and Washing Step by Step

1. Before Walls Cleaning and Washing, you should know what type of paint is on the wall.

Select the appropriate walls cleaning and washing procedure for painted walls based on the kind of wall finish.

  • More prone to chipping and wearing off are finishes that are flat, eggshell, or stained. Avoid scrubbing too hard or using an abrasive cleanser. Use a solution of water mixed with a gentle detergent instead than using harsh chemicals.
  • Semigloss or glossy coatings, which are popular on kitchen walls, are
    strong enough to withstand degreasing cleansers. Scratches can also occur to them.

Warm water diluted with a non-abrasive cleanser can be used to clean
latex paint finishes.

Keep in mind that walls cleaning and washing is a technical job and we can never give a wash to newly painted walls and will have to wait at least two weeks before we give them first wash.

 

2. Prep work before Walls Cleaning and Washing

First things first: take down any wall-mounted artwork, lamps, or other items.

  • To ensure you have enough space, rearrange furnishings.
  • Use a tack or cheese cloth to gently wipe the walls to remove dust.

Expert Advice in this scenario: To collect any water that may leak from the walls while cleaning. Place newspapers, drop cloths, or towels on the floor up against the baseboards.

3. It’s time for walls cleaning and Washing

Using just warm water, you might be able to clean walls effectively. If there are stains or markings, use soapy water. A tiny amount of mild detergent and water should be combined. please Don’t forget your cooking gloves as they work the most in this situation.

Here we go;

  • you will need to Fill a bucket halfway with warm, soapy water. Also, we will need another bucket with clean warm water.I am sure you are asking in your head why? the answer is to rinse :). then you will need to Wring out a gentle cleaning sponge thoroughly.
  • A distant area of the wall, such as behind a piece of furniture or wall art, should be tested .We have to do it before using any type of cleaning agent. So that we could ensure it won’t smear or damage the paint. Because all we need to do is wash our walls and not take out the paint end up with heavy repair costs later on.
  • Applying the somewhat moist sponge in a circular motion, begin at the top left corner of the wall and work your way down.
  • It is highly advisable to use a sponge mop with a long handle when cleaning large rooms or rooms with particularly high walls, as using a ladder is not a safe option at all
  • what I will say stay away from colorful soaps and dyed sponges since they may leave stains.
  • Advice: To help the surplus water dry more quickly. Try washing your walls on a warm, dry day so you can open the windows afterward.

4. In case there are stains and Marks on the wall

 It will be simpler to erase a scratch, stain, or discoloration on the wall if you take care of it right away.

  • Instead of using soap or a cleanser, try lightly dabbing the stain with a moist cloth or a sponge that isn’t too rough.
  • now if it works, its well and good. But if it doesn’t work, gently clean the mark with a moist cloth dipped in dry baking soda. a combination of baking soda and water can also work
  • If necessary, use a stronger chemical cleaning after testing. But testing is the most important before using any chemical as we described above.
  • After finishing, wipe the surface thoroughly with a towel or sponge. Its important to eliminate any cleaning residue and we go with a spotess clean wall.

 

5.Paint Touch up is Important process, in case you have messed up a little bit

If you can’t erase tough stains or blemishes off the wall with cleaning, you may need to disguise them using touch-up paint. In case you have messed up the paint a little bit while testing. now its time to give it a little touch up. in both the cases, use the method below.

  • The most important thing is availability and the right code. If possible, use the original can of paint that was used to paint the wall surfaces in the very beggining. Also use the same method of application. A tiny brush if it was brushed on, a roller if it was rolled on, and so on.

 

  • If you need to buy extra paint, make sure it’s the same hue and shine. Again here comes the trickiest part. in this case you will probably need a little help from a professional.

 

Allow to dry after gently rolling or feathering the area with a little amount of touch-up paint and we are are with a totally shiny, spoteless new wall.

Thanks for reading this article and benefiting yourself from such an amazing information. The goal of Mehervi is keeping the clients updated with latest trends and techniques in order for our customers to make informed decisions whenever they need and where they are. Click here to read more informative articles or to book your next cleaning service.

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