Can you wash painted walls?

by She23629236
  5 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on May 27, 2017
    To safely clean latex-painted interior walls, mix three or four drops of dish detergent in half-filled bucket of water. (Or you can go “old school” use two or three tablespoons of distilled white vinegar to a gallon of water.) Wet a sponge in the mixture and wring it out dry.

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 27, 2017
    As long as the paint is not a flat paint, today's paints are scrubbable.

  • Marcie Marcie on May 27, 2017
    Flat paint will not do well being washed - it will look worse than it did when it was dirty! All other paints are washable - eggshell, semi-gloss, gloss. An exception, I hear from the Behr paint rep, is the Behr flat enamel. It is supposed to wash well.

  • Susan Butz Susan Butz on May 29, 2017
    Yes! My mother washed the walls every spring and fall. I'm not that obsessed, but do it every couple of years. Mr Clean erasers take care of scuff marks nicely

  • Ginny Ginny on Jun 12, 2017
    If you use a very mild solution of warm water and a household liquid cleaner (Spic & Span) the walls should turn out OK as long as the paint is "washable." Wash from the bottom up so water does not run and leave streaks.