Walls and ceilings are two of the most neglected surfaces in a room when it comes to routine cleanings. While you don’t have to keep up with them as much as other surfaces, like you do with your flooring and furniture, you should try to focus on your walls monthly. In order to maintain their appearance and keep your home or business looking pristine, the walls and ceilings need a little TLC. Here are some of the best ways to maintain the appearance of your home’s structural surfaces.
- Tidy up. To combat dust and dirt that have built up over time, use a broom or duster to lightly brush the walls. You can also take a damp cloth mixed with soap or a liquid detergent to wipe down the walls if the surface allows you to. Dusting and a good wipe with a damp cloth and soap go a long way in maintaining your wall’s and ceiling’s appearance. For those with high ceilings, make sure you have a sturdy ladder and proper protection.
- Refresh and renew. For paint that has faded or dulled, update the surface with a fresh coat. The experts Fairfield, CT painters recommend doing so every 3 to 5 years.
- Find your focus. If you don’t have a lot of time, you don’t have to wash an entire room in one sitting. Focus your attention on areas that get the dirtiest, like the walls around light switches, thermostats, and corners. Dust also tends to accumulate on the walls behind furniture and electronics, so pay attention to those areas as well.
- Remove murals. If you have kids and they decide to add an unwanted piece of artwork to your wall, there are multiple solutions you can use to erase the marks including magic erasers, baby wipes, hair spray, and vinegar. Test whatever method you choose on a small patch of wall, particularly a part that is hidden from plain view.
- Make an update. For wallpaper that is chipping or peeling, it’s time to move on! Put a new set of wallpaper up or forgo the wallpaper altogether and paint the room a brand new color.
It’s easy to refresh your walls and ceilings! Keep your home feeling fresh and clean by cleaning (or updating) your walls this summer. For more home decorating tips, reach out to Donald Tatera, an Apple Valley, CA interior decorator.