How to Clean Vinyl Wall Base Moulding

Ellie Kuykendall

Vinyl base moulding protects the wall from floor-level dirt and damage. The durability of vinyl makes this type of base moulding a popular addition to contemporary homes. Provided in a myriad colors this moulding will match any decor. Never use harsh and abrasive chemicals when cleaning vinyl surfaces.

In this case, the old adage “simple is better,” holds true. The most difficult part of this do-it-yourself cleaning project is gaining access to the vinyl moulding. Most homeowners are able to complete this job in an afternoon.

  1. Pull items away from the walls in order to reach the vinyl base moulding. Sweep the edges of the moulding with a broom to remove any dirt or dust.

  2. Mix ¼ cup of liquid dish detergent with two gallons of warm water. Apply the soap and water to the vinyl surface using a tightly wrung-out sponge mop. This helps reduce back strain. Use a towel to wipe up any dripping water from the floor or carpet.

  3. Rinse the moulding with the sponge mop and clear water. Dry the moulding with a towel or allow 30 minutes for it to dry before replacing items against the wall.

  4. Tip

    Clean moulding frequently to avoid a buildup of dirt. Keeping vinyl base moulding in good repair is important. The most difficult part of replacing vinyl moulding is removing the old moulding, state the experts at thisoldhouse.com.


    Do not use harsh chemicals or scratchers on vinyl base moulding.