Crayons, finger marks, grease, scuffs, and peeling wallpaper; are any of these splattered on your wall right now?
If they are, then you must know it’s not easy to clean them up. There’s no magic spell you can whip up to turn your wall from a Pollock-inspired mess to a chic and pristine home prepped by Martha Stewart. However, with a little hard work (and maybe, some help from commercial cleaners on occasion) it’s possible to transform mangy walls into beautiful pleasing ones.
Here are 7 simple things you can follow to clean up wall messes without having to resort to hair pulling.
1. Clear out any delicate furniture or items.
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• Place Eucalyptus oil on cotton ball then rub it on the mark.
• Scrape most of the wax from the wall using a plastic spoon. Add some bicarbonate soda on a clean cloth then gently rub on the mark. Wipe it with a damp piece of cloth.
• Use the toothpaste method above.
Scuffs, Grease & Finger Smudges
• Mix half a cup of white vinegar with half a cup of water. Use this solution to do a good wall wipe down. For stubborn fingerprints, use Eucalyptus oil.
4. Clean from the bottom to the top.
Start cleaning from down to up. Why, you ask? This is recommended to avoid water streaks (which can leave ugly stains on the length of the wall.) Alternating methods are also recommended.
5. Finish cleaning in one go.
Cleaning a wall means dedication. Never stop halfway, take a breather only after you finish the entire wall. The reason is that leaving a half wet, half dirty wall can leave ugly wash marks. These can be more challenging to clean than the average dirt or dust.
6. Clean wallpaper delicately.
Handling wallpaper is tricky. Just make sure to use as little water as possible. Delicate handling is a must. When necessary, you can contact expert cleaners in Sydney who specialises in the matter.
7. Know when to...