How to Clean Beadboard Around a Sink

Beadboard, commonly used in bathrooms, can get dirty behind a sink, especially when painted a light color. It is made of wood and must be treated carefully as to avoid scratching the surface.

Cleaning beadboard should be done carefully.
  1. Spray the area to be cleaned with the mild cleaner. Allow to sit and penetrate for a minute or two.

  2. Use the non-abrasive sponge to wash the area. The used dryer sheet is useful if there is some scrubbing needed as it provides a light abrasion but not enough to harm the surface.

  3. Use the soft toothbrush in between the grooves of the beadboard if necessary. The sponge may not reach the grooves.

  4. Wash the surface with clean, warm water to get rid of any leftover cleaner and dirt.


  • When using a dryer sheet, make sure it is used. New sheets have fabric softener on them and will not work.

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