How to Remove Stains from Walls

When you see a stain on one of your beautifully painted walls, it can be cringe-worthy.

Washing your walls using a simple solution consisting of vinegar and water is a great way of keeping your walls clean and in great condition. Washing your walls regularly should be a part of your maintenance routine to remove dust and dirt and prevent them from building up over time. It is important that you wring out your cloth or sponge before wiping so that water doesn’t drip down and leave marks. Stay away from scrubbers because they may leave scratches on your walls, which is exactly what you’re trying to avoid. A soft cloth will work best.

If you see a stain that is still there even after you wash your wall using the water and vinegar solution, you may need to turn to a cleaning eraser. When soap and water don’t cut it, a special sponge may be the answer because they can do wonders when it comes to stains and remove them from your wall completely. It is a very good idea to test your eraser on a small patch on your wall instead of going straight to the main wall and scrubbing a large area. This way, if you see that it is not only removing the stain but also the paint on your wall, you can stay away from that product.

When using a cleaning eraser, there is a proper technique that needs to be applied; otherwise, you can cause the stain to get worse if you scrub too hard. It’s always best to consider the type of paint that you have on your walls before applying a cleaning product because harsh chemicals can damage walls as well as the finish, resulting in way more work than the removal of a small stain. Knowing the type of paint you have can help you select the right cleaning products that you can use with peace of mind.

The same applies when attempting to remove oil or grease stains from your walls. Always start with dish soap and water and only if that doesn’t work should you move on to something stronger. Dish soap is normally the best solution because it cuts through grease, but is soft on walls making it the perfect solution.

Determining the kind of paint that is on the wall is always the starting point. Knowing this will allow you to arrive at the appropriate solution. Monarch Paints in Toronto can provide you with all of the information that you need. We have two wonderful locations that carry wide selections of both wallpaper and top paint brands. If you want to add life to your walls, visit Monarch Paints today!