How To: Wall Cleaning Hack for Quick and Easy Results

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After discovering the effectiveness of a cabinet cleaning trick from Rach Plus Five, I couldn't resist trying out another one of her brilliant ideas.

This time, it involved using a paint roller to wash the walls—an easy and quick method that caught my attention, especially with the added bonus of reaching all the way to the ceiling.

In this DIY adventure, I opted for a chemical-free approach, substituting Mr Clean (Rach’s suggested cleaner) with basic dish soap and warm water.

Armed with a paint roller, floor squeegee, and a microfiber towel, here's how I transformed my walls.

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Impressively quick wall cleaning technique

1. Preparing the Cleaning Solution

Kickstarting the process, I gave my kitchen sink a good wash.

Filling it up with hot water and dish soap, I was ready to tackle the walls.

Hassle-free wall cleaning

2. Wetting the Paint Roller

Taking a cue from Rach's video, I dipped the paint roller into the soapy water.

I then wrung it out so it was wet but not dripping.

Quick and easy wall cleaning method

3. Wash Rinse Repeat

With the roller ready, I commenced the quick and easy task of rolling it over the walls. This method was really quick.

How to clean walls without a ladder

I then decided to stick it on a pole which allowed me to reach all the way up to the ceiling. (you can see the height I reached on my staircase).

Efficient room cleaning with a paint roller

I periodically returned to the sink to rinse out the roller and redip it back into the soapy water.

The roller was a champion at picking up dirt, making the cleaning process a breeze.

Using a squeegee for wall drying

4. Drying

I completed cleaning the walls of my living area in a speedy 10 minutes, however I noticed the walls were quite wet and definitely needed help drying out.

So, to avoid any issues that could pop up with wet walls, a wipe with a cloth was essential.

I placed a dry microfiber cloth on my floor squeegee and dried off the walls.

This final touch not only ensured my walls were dry but also added an extra shine to the entire living area.

Tips for quick and easy home wall cleaning

Wall Cleaning Hack for Quick and Easy Results

In just 20 minutes, my living room walls underwent an impressive transformation. The beauty of this wall-cleaning trick lies not only in its efficiency but also in the fact that it eliminates the need for a ladder to reach high spaces.

Have you tried a wall-cleaning hack like this before? Share your tips and tricks or let me know if you plan to give this method a shot. The comments section is open for a friendly exchange of ideas!

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  • Carolyn Klein Carolyn Klein on Nov 14, 2023
    What depth nap roller did you use?
  • Csv72011287 Csv72011287 on Nov 14, 2023
    Excellent idea! I have some high walls, will be trying that 😊
  • Sheros Sheros on Nov 15, 2023
    What am I missing here? If the paint roller is rolling, how is it cleaning the wall? Isn't it just applying soap and water?
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  • Beth Beth on Jan 31, 2024
    I love my microfiber mop. (Mop heads go in the washing machine.) It works just as well for walls, windows and mirrors as it does for the floor.
  • Emingcas Emingcas on Apr 23, 2024
    When I moved out from my place, I hired a professional kitchen cleaning service, but if I had known about this DIY method, I might have given it a shot. Going chemical-free with just dish soap and warm water is not only budget-friendly but also eco-friendly, which is a big plus in my book. I can imagine how satisfying it must have been to see your walls transform right before your eyes! Thanks for sharing the tip—I'll definitely keep it in mind for my next cleaning spree! Oh, and if anyone's looking for a reliable cleaning service, I can vouch for