Residential Painting

Wall Cleaning Tips to Protect the Paint in your Home

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Wall Cleaning Tips to Protect your Paint

At one point or another, we’ve all experienced the task of having to clean a mark off the walls of our home.

That nerve-wrecking feeling of trying to apply enough pressure to remove the mark without disrupting the paint is enough to cause panic in certain situations. Fortunately, this unsightly look is much easier to clean up than most people think. Below are a few tips to keep your painted walls looking great during a cleaning process.

The first step is to determine which type of paint you’ve used to coat the walls of your home. Semi-gloss and glossy enamel paints on your wall often hold up best when cleaning or washing. On the other hand, flat, satin and latex paints will tend to fade or rub off with an overly abrasive cleaning.

wall-cleaning-tipsExpert painters recommend mixing a small amount of baking soda with water, then gently rubbing it over the stain in a circular motion with a cloth or sponge. Next step is to rinse it with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Before cleaning the mark, it is advisable to test the wall cleaner in a small patch of your wall in an unobtrusive area. If the wall paint still looks bright and there are no visual marks after drying, you are now ready to clean that unsightly stain.

If you have a particularly hard-to-remove stain or are unsure exactly how to proceed with removing the mark from your wall, it may be best to contact a local Fort Myers Painter for their expert advise. The experts from Noel Painting are here to make sure your home will stay at it’s most beautiful appearance for everything related to residential painting. Give us a call today!