Asked on Mar 2, 2020

How do I make painted walls look fresh?

Jessica Welling InteriorsMorgan McBrideNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


How to make painted walls look fresh

14 answers
  • Scarlet Paolicchi
    Scarlet Paolicchi
    on Mar 2, 2020

    A fresh coat of paint is best but otherwise a magic eraser cleaning pad can help get spots off of painted walls.

  • Gk
    on Mar 2, 2020

    I agree with Scarlet that a fresh coat of paint will freshen up your walls. If that is not an option then a good cleaning and rearranging some wall decor to give things a new look might be what you are looking for!

    on Mar 2, 2020

    What is the trouble you’re having?

  • If you're looking for a new look for the wall, you could stencil it.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Mar 2, 2020

    Usually washing wall just dull and streak. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way.

  • Nan W.
    Nan W.
    on Mar 2, 2020

    Carole: I was recently prepping my condo for sale... I used a Magic Eraser to get some scuffs off of a hallway wall. However, when I stepped back, I could see that those places were brighter than the rest of the wall! a used a few more Erasers and washed the walls -- floor to ceiling. Looks great!

  • Touching up and cleaning the walls will certainly help. I use a Magic Eraser or sometimes TSP substitute powder mixed in a spray bottle with water and a rag to clean things up.

  • Dee
    on Mar 2, 2020

    I use a swiffer dust mop on my walls. I have pets and it gets all the hair off. I use a magic eraser on the baseboards.

    I would not wash the walls, they will streak. Go ahead and paint you will love the results.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Mar 2, 2020

    If painting isn't an option right now, start by removing the artwork. Then do a thorough dusting on the wall. Clean any spots gently with a damp microfiber cloth. Magic eraser is the second thing I try, since it may remove paint if you aren't careful. Rethink the decorations on the wall. Rearrange, swap out, change the frames or look of the frames. I just moved family photos from one wall to another, swapping them with some small paintings. Fresh look with minimal effort. I use mainly Command strips for hanging things on my walls, so I didn't have any holes to fill or hardware to move or replace. Sometimes an accent wall is a less stressful alternative to painting an entire room. Good luck!

  • TheHoneycombHome
    on Mar 2, 2020

    Clean them with a Mr. Clean magic eraser, those work great!!

  • Wash them. I use an industrial size swiffer type mop with a vinegar water solution. I don't have time for using a teeny tiny magic eraser since most of my walls get washed once a month. No I am not a germophobe, but have a lot of pets including a canary that likes to spit. Quick and easy is my motto!

  • Morgan McBride
    Morgan McBride
    on Mar 5, 2020

    a fresh coat of paint. or clean with a sponge and soapy water.

  • Jessica Welling Interiors
    Jessica Welling Interiors
    on Mar 6, 2020

    A coat of white paint is great! I'm painting a lot of walls white these days- both in my own house and for clients.

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