How to Clean Walls and Baseboards

· 10/08/2016 2
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How to Clean Walls and Baseboards: Walls and baseboards might not be exciting to most people but every now and then you gotta clean them,  I thought I’d put together a quick little tip for you on how you can get this done walls in case you haven’t noticed our vertical surfaces dust lands on horizontal surfaces so your walls aren’t going to get necessarily dusty but they will get stained scuffs and fingerprints so that is what we’re going to focus on cleaning if you want to clean your walls you should clean them maybe once a year thoroughly during spring cleaning or if you’re preparing to paint your walls that’s the other time you want to clean them thoroughly otherwise you’re just going to be focusing on spot cleaning prior to doing any wall cleaning whether it’s spot cleaning or the full blown wall cleaning you always want to test what you’re using in an inconspicuous area and that’s important because some paints can’t handle being cleaned and will leave a permanent kind of wet mark on the wall so to find an inconspicuous area go behind a piece of furniture give it a quick little wipe you see what happened to clean your wall fill a bucket with hot water and add about a teaspoon of dish soap the next thing you’re going to do is take a sponge mop dip that in the bucket let it saturate bring it out really really well and then work your way from left to right do the W pattern when we talk about doing with vacuuming up and down your wall.

Once that’s done you’ll want to dry the wall and the easiest way to do this is to put a microfiber cloth on a flat head mop and repeat the same motions that you did for the actual wall cleaning starting from the left working your way to the right if you notice any fingerprints streaks or marks that are on the wall and you don’t want to have to break out the whole mop and do the whole wall cleaning stick you can spot clean the wall and it’s super easy to do just take a dampened microfiber cloth and dip the tip into a little bit of baking soda and gently off the stain follow it up by buffing it dry with a dry cloth that will get rid of all the residue the baking soda provides a tiny bit of abrasion which should help rub off any marks or stains now remember you do want to test this in an inconspicuous area as well sometimes baking soda or even magic erasers can actually remove paint off the wall if you have greasy stains on your wall this is a simple fix for that grab yourself a stick of white chalk and scribble over that greasy area the chalk will help absorb any of that oil gently wipe it off and then spot clean that area as we just discussed baseboards are kind of like the old man ear hair of a house they need to be maintained every now and then and when they aren’t maintained you can certainly tell so you don’t have to do it all the time but when it starts to become a little bit obvious pay attention to your baseboards you want to clean your baseboards resist all temptation to use a mop and wipe them up along the baseboards that will have the dust sticking to the baseboards and leaving this gross sticky streak of dust it looks horrible and it is so obvious that you did the wrong way so instead I’m going to show you the right way to do it it’s super simple get the brush attachment of your vacuum and just quickly brush up any of the dust along your baseboards if you want to wipe your baseboards take a dry microfiber cloth dust the baseboard with one hand have a wet microfiber cloth and the other hand give that a quick wipe and that will clean your baseboards.

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