How to Remove Stains from Walls and Keep Walls Clean

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have or will experience the frustration of stained walls. Whether it be marks from shoes, the kids using the wall as their coloring book, or those mystery stains that you’re still unsure as to how they got there…

Luckily there are some things you can do to try and remove these stains or at least make them less noticeable.

Start with the simple method

Water and soap can go a long way. Before trying the more heavy-duty methods try some warm water, a few drops of dish washing liquid and a microfiber cloth. This the simplest and safest method. This works especially well on grease stains.

All-purpose household cleaner

Apply the cleaner to a rag and use the rag to rub the mark. If it is still not coming off, you can try applying the cleaner directly to the wall and scrubbing again.

Create a DIY cleaner

There are plenty of mixtures for this out there but the easiest way to create your own cleaner by mixing baking soda and water. Place this mixture on the rag and scrub the mark.

Try and clean the stain as soon as you spot it

Fresher stains are much easier to clean than ones that have had time to settle in.

Stay away from abrasive methods or bristle brushes

These methods will probably make the situation even worse. If your walls aren’t stained but you are just looking to keep them looking clean, we have tips for that too!

Tie a dry-cleaning cloth over a broom to dust the walls before cleaning. Use an art gum eraser to remove any fingerprints or smudges. Remember to use a light hand to avoid damaging the paint.
Remove any dust before washing your walls with water.