… cleaned walls increase living value
And not only living value is increased also money will be saved. A regular cleaning of walls and ceilings delays its needs for renovation. However, you should note that wall is not equal to wall. Wallpapers need different care than wood panels or painted walls.
How to clean delicate walls
Light walls are much more sensitive than dark ones. Every fingerprint, every little spot immediately catches the eye. If you have small children, it is therefore advisable to refrain at least in the first years on too sensitive wallpaper and wall paintings. Pets such as dogs and cats are sometimes the cause of stains on the walls. It may be convenient and cheaper in the long term to provide washable walls and wallpaper.
Easy cleaning of walls
Normally walls are simply dusted dry or vacuumed. Water and soap should only be used in exceptional cases. Also, before you start with damp wall cleaning or special cleaning, you should sweep the walls with a broom to remove dust and cobwebs.
Easy cleaning of ceilings
Regular dusting is sufficient for the normal cleaning of a ceiling. But if the ceiling gets very dirty after a few years, you should repaint the ceiling.
When cleaning the ceiling with a broom you should make sure that the bristles are completely dry and clean – otherwise the ceiling might get dirtier. For safety’s sake you can wrap a clean wipe around the broom. Even ceilings that are provided with insulation boards, must be dusted regularly. It is best to use a broom around which to wrap a soft woolen cloth. Small spots on a white ceiling can be repaired with some opaque white from the paint box or correction fluid.
Each wallpaper roll is included with the purchase a care instructions. These should be kept in a safe place so that you will know how to maintain your wallpaper even after a long time.
Cobwebs should be removed on a regular basis, not only when grease and dirt have settled. It is best to stick to moist surfaces. Therefore, remove the cobwebs with a slightly dampened mop. Alternatively, you can wrap a damp cloth around a broom. If you want to go fast, just vacuum the cobwebs.
Heavily damaged walls
In the corridor, in the stairwell, in the nursery and around all light switches, you should cover fabric and paper wallpapers with a colorless glaze. These can also be wiped wet and dirty less quickly.
Stick and mold spots
Discover small mold or mildew on the wall, brush with vinegar water. Then dry the areas with a hair dryer and brush them dry again.
Dirt on walls can have many causes, swirling dust settles on them, fingers leave their mark, children smear them with colored pencils. As diverse as the types of dirt are also the cleaning methods.
But before you start, you should consider as follows:
Before using agents for stain removal always do a color fastness test and therefore try the means before in a hidden spot. Only then can you see if the color or wallpaper is colorfast
When using a damp cloth, dab blotters gently with a damp cloth, then with a dry cloth. Under no circumstances should you rub wallpapered walls in order not to damage the surface of the wallpaper
Before you start with a wet cleaning of the walls or use special agents, you must sweep the walls with a broom to remove dust and cobwebs
Cleaning whitewashed walls
You will not be able to wash off whitewashed walls as the paint would come off the wall. You have to brush off the whitewash and then repaint the wall.
Cleaning painted walls
Walls painted with enamel paint should be cleaned with warm water and a soap-free cleaner. Make sure you swipe from top to bottom.
Cleaning glazed walls
Glazed walls may only be cleaned wet if they are coated with clear lacquer.
Cleaning walls with emulsion paint
With walls painted with emulsion paint, you should first clean around the light switches with fine-grained scrubbing milk. Stains can be easily removed with detergent or soapy water. Extremely dirty walls (e. g. in the kitchen) can be treated carefully with a scouring pad. You can also add one tablespoon of ammonia to the soapy water to increase the cleaning effect.
Cleaning walls with textured paint
Walls painted with textured paint are most effective in cleaning with soapy water.