Asked on Jun 30, 2019

How can I clean cat snot off of a painted wall?

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How to clean cat snot off a painted wall.

My cat has sneezed his snot all over my walls. How to clean?

16 answers
  • Suellen Hintz
    Suellen Hintz
    on Jun 30, 2019

    Oh, my. I thought I was the only one dealing with this issue. Anyway, I just use a rag dampened with water. Sometimes I'll use a squirt of cleaner but that's rougher on your paint. The fresher the snot is, the easier it is to remove. BTW, have you ever had a booger stuck on your bare leg?

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 30, 2019

    Try some straight vinegar with a little Dawn dish soap and hot water gonna have to do it several times gently keep rubbing so you don't take off paint.

  • Dawn Nadeau Reyna
    Dawn Nadeau Reyna
    on Oct 29, 2019

    Steel wool then repaint. I stand firmly in my belief that cats not has the same molecular structure as super glue

    • Linda Brown
      Linda Brown
      Just now

      My cat has chronic respiratory and has at least two sneezing episodes every day...maybe more.. Sometimes so bad and hard he will sneeze blood. When I find it usually dried like glue. I am 77 and can't bend over to clean. Do you think oven. Cleaner will remove from metal doors.

  • Geneva Willeby
    Geneva Willeby
    on Nov 2, 2019

    Try steam from a iron hold it a few inches from wall this should help soften the snot so it wipes off.

  • Majesticartax
    on Nov 3, 2019

    I don’t know how well my method will stand the test of time regarding wall paint, but I’ve been having amazing results with 3% hydrogen peroxide with even the driest, thickest, crustiest of boogs. I spray it on, wait for it to fizz, and then wipe it away. The peroxide degrades the biological material and works really well as a method for detecting those invisible snots near popular sneezing spots because it bubbles and turns white on contact with bio matter. Sometimes I have to spray a single chunk several times, but there has been no damage to my walls, vinyl floors, wood furniture, etc. and i’ve been using peroxide for about 3 months now. I have tried SO MANY other methods and this. works. GREAT.

    • Sonja Mikhailova
      Sonja Mikhailova
      on Aug 1, 2020

      I will attest, I just did this. I used an old spray bottle, and strayed the hell out of the windows. It was disgusting!!! But... it worked!! I used 1 pump of ultra dawn to 1 gallon of hot soapy water (I used gloves), and 97% of it came off. Sprayed again, used the hot water mix again and windex with dry paper towels. Perfect!!! Our cats have an old dining table we have their food and water on, and there was old snot that had been wiped, but apparently there was residue, because the surface lit up like a Christmas Tree!! 🤢

  • Rachel Marie
    Rachel Marie
    on Dec 25, 2019

    Get toilet paper wet and make "spit wads" You know those wads of wet tissue that were always stuck to the ceiling in your high school bathroom? Leave on for 30 minutes to soften the snot then wipe off the moist snot!

  • J Brown
    J Brown
    on Feb 12, 2020

    get a small "sample" jar of paint to cover any paint damage. Box store can color match the paint, can usually get large enough "chip" under an outlet or switch plate cover.

    Now you are ready for whatever wall touch-up you may need.

  • Morgan Morgan
    Morgan Morgan
    on Mar 5, 2020

    THANK YOU for asking this.

    I have TWO wonderful cats with MAJOR bronchial troubles. My vet is working with me on this awful problem. Mucus and blood are superglue.

    I will try all suggestions: hot water, hydrogen peroxide, Dawn, baking soda and vinegar . . .

    • Breon Love
      Breon Love
      on Sep 18, 2020

      hey i have a question. Did you ever find out what was wrong with your cats? My calico is having the same issue. mucus and blood snot. i hate it.

  • Connie Vinson
    Connie Vinson
    on Apr 23, 2020

    I use a Norwex spiri sponge. It may take a little scrubbing but it won't remove the paint. Wet the Spiri Sponge a little and squeeze out excess water first. You have to buy these from a dealer in

    your area.

  • Jamie Sandifer
    Jamie Sandifer
    on Jun 6, 2020

    I so thought we were the only ones with that issue..never doubt the all and powerful Google !

  • Mogie
    on Aug 1, 2020

    I found that by soaking it that it would soften and you can wipe it off easily. Just take a paper towel, wet it, apply to the "spot" and let it sit there for about half and hour. That reconstitutes the stuff and makes it easy to wipe up.

  • Nicole Anderson
    Nicole Anderson
    on Oct 27, 2020

    I found that bathroom soap scum remover works a treat, spray it on, let it sit for 5 minutes and it wipes straight off! I use a scraper for the bigger chunks 😬

  • Laura
    on Dec 15, 2020

    Thanks everyone!

  • Kathy Carrico
    Kathy Carrico
    on Jan 29, 2021

    I wish I had searched this about this 2 weeks ago, I just spend $2200 for the Vet to do a Rhinoscopy on my Skittles. Ever since she was a kitten, she is not 5, one eye and one nose has always run. About 5 months snot just pours out of her nose all the time and when she sneezes, which is about 30 times a day, it goes over everything. I have tried several cleaning products with no result, so I will try some of these suggestions. Thank you

  • Morgan Morgan
    Morgan Morgan
    on Feb 2, 2021

    I have had great success using a cotton pad saturated in H2O2 and stuck to the wall for half an hour with blue tape. The weak peroxide breaks down the mucus/blood as little else will and leaves my paint totally undamaged.

    I hope you have similar success. This stuff is everywhere and I think of it as cat superglue.

  • Try a steamer and then squirt a little bit of vinegar...gently but effective.

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