How do you remove old food and grease from kitchen walls?


This kitchen is old and full of years of grime. Ive used vinegar with dawn andstore cleaners with barely any luck.

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  • Oliva Oliva on Mar 31, 2019

    You may have to add some serious steam to these walls, wearing heavy duty gloves, then try scrubbing with a Magic Eraser dipped in Dawn blue liquid and very hot water. Hopefully the walls were painted with a gloss paint...

    Formula 409 has been effective on walls, and Murphy's Oil Soap for wood. I'd mix it with very hot water, and test in an inconspicuous spot. If all else fails, you may need a plastic edged scraper.

    • Jenene Jenene on Mar 31, 2019

      Thank you so much Olivia. I will definately try these methods!

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 31, 2019

    Jenene...Oliva has given you some good ideas. I believe they will work great for you. I have used these methods myself.

  • Jenene Jenene on Mar 31, 2019

    Well thank you for the confirmation Tinyshoes.

  • Another option is TSP. So funny, I washed my kitchen walls today!

  • I've used Krud Kutter for greasy kitchens. You need something to cut the grease. Get a non-abrasive sponge and scrub.

  • I use TSP submixed with water in a spray bottle and a rag, works with no effort at all.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 11, 2020

    Hello Jenene,

    I think I would use Grunge or Mr Muscle or Cillit Bang! Best wishes

  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 21, 2021

    when I moved into my apartment the underside of the cabinets were covered in sticky, gooey old oil. Very carefully, we used Brillo pads and hot water and did sections 6 inches at a time.

    We used very littleto no pressure, all we wanted to do was cut the oil. I now have oil and grease free bottoms of upper cabinets and under the range hood as well.