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July, 04


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How Can You Clean the Painted Interior Walls?

If the interior wall paints are losing luster, clean them thoroughly instead of adding a new color coat. Clearing your walls before adding another paint to the wall is a great way to refresh your old paintwork.

Over time, dust, grease, and stains can form on painted walls, changing color or finish. Clean the walls to improve their appearance, but do not streak or damage the paint. For best results, clean painted walls with proper cleaning solutions and methods.

Washing your interior wall paint is a fantastic way to deep clean and refresh your home. Although it can be time-consuming, cleaning painted walls is a relatively easy task. To choose the best method, call Mister Paint which knows the best way to clean your walls and restore the beautiful paint below.

Following are the steps to clean your interior wall paint:

Cleaning latex-painted interior walls –

The wall cleaning process differs depending on whether the paint is oil-based or latex-based.

  • To clean latex-based walls safely and effectively, mix three to four drops of dish detergent into a half-filled bucket of warm water. Soak a sponge in the solution and squeeze it dry. It is vital that the sponge is dry, or else lines of dripping water will affect the walls.
  • Wipe off the dirt in a gentle circular motion, and rinse the sponge.
  • Take special care to ensure the sponge is dry when cleaning around any electrical outlets or light switches. If you plan on cleaning around these areas, turn off the power to avoid shocks.
  • Do not use harsh chemicals or degreasers to clean areas of latex paint. If you find the marks are too stubborn to remove with the method above, you will have to repaint.

Oil-based painted interior walls –

Oil-based paints are generally a little tougher than latex varieties. If you are to find that the method above for the latex-based color does not work, you will be able to safely use a mild degreaser to remove more stubborn marks, which is handy in areas such as the kitchen.

  • Never use harsh sponges, chemicals, or Teflon pads to scrub the painted walls. It will likely leave streak marks and abrasions in the areas you want to clean. Always read the instructions on the can of paint regarding cleaning. Also, follow the same steps to ensure safety when cleaning around electrical outlets.

Also read: What Can Make Your Home Painting Durable for Years?

Maintain a fresh look on your walls by keeping them free of dust and stains. Practicing preventive maintenance means spending less time rubbing the walls later. We at Mister Paint remove all debris to keep things clean and tidy and label any paint left over for future use.

If you need a professional painter, contact us as we are qualified and licensed to do interior house painting. We have the tools and skills to help you with your interior painting needs. We take the time to understand your needs, and we can handle most of the work in every aspect of your home.


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