Do you need to wash painted walls before

Ellen Walker
by Ellen Walker
  5 answers
  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jul 07, 2018
    For most walls simply wiping them down with a dry towel is enough. For bathroom or kitchen walls ( more grime/grease) I'd give those a good cleaning focusing on the areas near stove/oven. Or in the bathroom near the toliet/sink.

  • Bijous Bijous on Jul 07, 2018

    Hi Ellen, it's always a good idea to clean anything you're going to paint. If the walls have no marks or grease and grime, a light going over with a clean broom is all that's needed. Make sure the walls are completely dry if you've used a damp mop for cleaning before starting your painting project. Good luck.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 07, 2018
    I only wash the walls if the house uses wood or oil heat, your a smoker, or they are greasy like a kitchen because the paint won't adhere as well. I use Dollar Tree Awesome Orange cleaner and a car sponge wearing kitchen rubber gloves. Get the Awesome Degreaser too and a pack of round plastic scrubbies for the really tough bits.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jul 07, 2018
    Bij... is right... it never hurts to give stuff a good wash down before painting... TSP will remove any unseen grease (finger or dog nose prints) etc... and will get rid of any lingering dust too... an extra step to insure success... and no "do overs"

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 07, 2018
    Hi Ellen! I like microfiber cloths for cleaning walls before painting. If you encounter marks, grease, etc. I recommend magic erasers.