Recipe for No-Rinse Wall Cleaner
The frequency with which walls are cleaned is determined by the circumstances in the home. A couple, living alone, may need to clean walls once each season while a family with young children needs to do so much more often. Regular cleaning removes stains before they set in and become permanent. The walls may look clean but they brighten up the room when they are cleaned on a regular basis.
Regular Maintenance Cleaning
Mix a cleaning solution of ¼ cup white distilled vinegar and 1 quart lukewarm water.
Soak a washcloth in the cleaning solution and gently scrub tile, painted and textured drywall walls.
Use a soft clean cloth and wipe the wall clean.
Stained Wall Cleaning
Combine 3 tablespoons white distilled vinegar, ½ teaspoon washing soda, ½ teaspoon vegetable oil-based soap and 2 cups hot water and mix well.
Pour the cleaning solution into a spray bottle and apply it liberally to the stained walls.
Use a clean soft cloth to wipe the walls clean.
- Begin cleaning at the top of a section of the wall and work down to the bottom to avoid drips and streaks.
- Remove wall decorations and pictures in order to avoid breakage and to clean behind them.
- Always place plastic sheeting or newspaper along the wall to make certain drips of vinegar-based cleaning solutions do not fall on carpet or marble floors.
- Clean the baseboards last. The baseboards are the dirtiest and soil the water if cleaned first.
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