When it comes to cleaning, you will undoubtedly clean the floors, worktops, and other regularly used surfaces in a space, but you may not think about the walls. In our how to wash walls guide, we cover the best things to use and when and how to wash walls to keep everything looking clean and fresh.

Should you wash walls?

Washing walls down is an excellent way to freshen up a space that has become dingy due to high traffic and the day-to-day dust and grime that builds up. However, you will need to know what the walls are covered with before choosing how to wash walls. Certain types of paint and wallcoverings require a specific cleaning solution and apparatus to prevent damaging the surfaces. The first thing you can do is clean the surface to remove dust, cobwebs, or other debris. A broom can reach higher areas, or you can use an unused paintbrush or microfibre cloth. The brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner will also remove the dust cleanly without pushing it into the air.

How to wash painted walls 

Some painted walls are less durable than others, so you will need to clean the wall according to the type of paint on the surface. The best thing for washing walls with an eggshell or satin finish is a soft cloth or sponge, and don’t apply too much pressure to avoid some paint coming off as you clean. You can use an all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar/water solution on a sponge to wash walls that have latex paint. Gloss finishes are tougher than other paints, so a de-greasing cleaner can help remove buildup.  

Best technique for cleaning walls

It is essential to use the proper technique once you have identified the right cleaning solution and materials. Have two buckets, one with water and a cleaning solution and one with clean water, for rinsing the solution off the walls after you have washed them. Begin cleaning at the top of the wall and work your way down using light circular motions. Don’t apply too much pressure to ensure you don’t damage the surface. After applying the solution, rinse it off with a clean, damp sponge and dry the area with a clean cloth.

Washing walls before painting 

To prepare walls for painting, you will need to make sure the walls are clean. The best way to clean walls before painting them is to use a sponge and warm water. If grease and other oily debris have built up, you can use a degreasing solution and wipe it down with a sponge and warm water to remove any cleaning solution before applying paint.

Pressure washing brick walls

Cleaning the exterior walls of offices and houses can be done using a pressure washer. The high-powered water spray will clean dirt and grime from brick walls and other exterior surfaces. It’s essential to check a small section of the wall first and the pressure from the sprayer to make sure it doesn’t cause any damage to the surface of the bricks.

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