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A properly painted interior and exterior surface look great and grab the attention of your neighbors. However, in order to maintain a stunning look of your freshly painted walls, you should use proper methods to keep them free of dust, mildew, and grease. It is also important to take preventive measures to keep the walls clean right after it is painted. Preventive measures ensure less time is required in cleaning the painted walls. Mentioned below are some of the most important steps you need to take while cleaning painted walls.
Walls Painted With Latex Paint:
When it comes to clean walls painted with latex paint, you need to use hot water and a non-abrasive cleaner. What you need to do is to dip a clean and soft piece of cloth in the water and rub the wall with it. While doing the same, you should always be careful to handle areas that get touched often. For example, areas around the doorknobs and light switches are very delicate and need to be handled very carefully. Next, you need to take rinse the surfaces with a sponge and uncontaminated water. Again, you should take extra care while tackling areas around outlets, light switches, telephone wires, and other electrical connections. In any cases, if you need to rinse those spaces, you should turn off electricity lines at the main power supply box.
On the other hand, in order to clean stubborn spots like fingerprints, lipstick spots, newspaper smudges and others you can make a paste of baking soda and water and scrub the area by using a nonabrasive pads. If the nonabrasive cleaner is not able to remove sticky spots and stains on painted wood works, you should wipe the wood surface by using a rag dampened in alcohol.
Walls Painted in Oil-Based Paint:
Cleaning walls that are painted in oil-based paint is also very easy and requires the same way. However, for walls painted in oil-based paint, you can use white vinegar mixture or any mild cleaner instead of detergent solution. It is important to wet a sponge of piece of soft cloth in the cleaner or vinegar and rub the painted walls with the same. Walls that are textured painted, for example those with a troweled finish, are likely to catch extra dusts and require extra attention while cleaning. For these types of walls, you need to use deep cleaning process i.e. use a mixture of water and 1 ounce of borax to clean the surface.