What is the best way to wash walls

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jan 01, 2018
    Start from the bottom up with warm sudsy water and a sponge mop. Use dry rags or towels to wipe off drips as you go and you won't leave water spots. Use this opportunity to wash the baseboards, too, with a sponge or soft cloth. 😊

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 02, 2018
    I use a step ladder with a paint tray, a wash basin and a car sponge. Go to Dollar Tree and get 1/2 gal. of Awesome Orange, a car sponge and kitchen rubber gloves.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 02, 2018
    I like using vinegar and warm water. Sometimes I use a couple of squirts of dish soap. Most of the time if my back is acting up, I skip the soap, so I don't need to rinse. I too use a sponge or microfibre mop (better), and start at the bottom. I hate using TSP, so I switched to vinegar. Whenever we moved though, I would use TSP to remove grease, cigarette smoke etc. from others.

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    • B. Enne B. Enne on Feb 25, 2018
      TSP = Trisodium Phosphate...It is sugar soap... I personally don't like it. There are "eco-friendly" versions of it now. I stick to vinegar, cheap, always available, and does the trick.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 02, 2018
    The first thing needed is endurance. This is a tough job and probably won't get finished in one day unless you have some help. Sheetrock? Pained? You want to avoid streaking.

    409 for sure. Pour your 409 in a bucket; wet down your washing cloth instead of spraying it on the wall. Have a few wet cloths handy to rinse. BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET THE WALL TOO WET!

    When I wash windows, I do not stand and spray and wipe...it wears out the hands. I use a cloth dipped in cleaner and squeezed out, followed with a dry cloth.

    This eliminates breathing in any fumes also. It may take a little more cleaner, but it beats filling your lungs with fumes!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2018
    Lay old towels at base and the start with a soapy sponge.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 25, 2018