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Published January 19, 2024

Maintaining clean walls is key to boosting the aesthetics and ambience of any home or workplace. But not all walls are alike, so each surface type needs its own safe-keeping strategy to stay in top-notch condition while looking sharp. Whether dealing with painted wallpapered brick-faced tiled you’ll want to know best-practice techniques—along with some tricks of the trade that go beyond mere elbow grease! 

Understand more about what makes them different from one another (aside from being anything but drywall) because after all doesn’t everybody deserve a fighting chance too? If so then read along carefully here we’ve got useful tips galore plus find out why hiring Day To Day Cleaners would be such an excellent idea -their services also cover floors!

Understanding the Types of Walls to Effectively Clean Them

Cleaning walls appears simple, but various wall materials need specific products and methods to clean them well – without damaging them. To keep the walls in your house or office looking good and lasting long, you must know what type they are. Whether painted, wallpapered, brick, or tiled – each type needs its own kind of cleaning. Understanding how to clean all sorts of walls will make sure your space always looks fresh and clean!

When it comes to cleaning painted walls in homes and offices, the good news is that most are up to the task – provided you use the right techniques. The first thing to consider is what kind of paint you’re dealing with: Is it matte or glossy? Eggshell or satin? Each finish has its own particularities when it comes to keeping them looking their best.

  • Start by getting rid of surface dust and dirt either by wiping down surfaces using a soft cloth or brush tool on a vacuum cleaner. 
  • Next, create a cleaning solution using warm water and mild dish soap – you’ll want just enough suds for some gentle scrubbing action! 
  • Test this mixture out in an inconspicuous spot first if there are any concerns about how the wall might react.
  • Some marks may require a little extra elbow grease: Make paste from baking soda mixed with water (or white vinegar). 
  • Dab onto mark lightly allowing sit a few minutes before wiping clean—but don’t scrub too hard as this could damage paintwork!

Worried your walls won’t be able to take regular cleaning sessions? If they sport an ‘extra durable’ finish such as gloss; or semi-gloss then products like washing-up liquid can be used at full strength without fear of causing damage. However, those with delicate matt finishes should consider employing professionals who’ll know which solutions work best without risk.

Painted Walls

Wallpaper

If you have wallpaper in a room, it can help to give the space a unique, stylish touch. But when it’s time for cleaning – look out! This is something special with its own set of rules.

Find Out What Type You’ve Got: Cleaning your wallpaper starts by figuring out whether it is vinyl-coated or not; the method will depend on the type.

  • Vinyl-Coated Wallpapers: These are tough cookies which means they can usually take a bit more water than other kinds. Try using mild soap and water (a squirt of dishwashing liquid in a bucket) on a damp sponge or cloth to gently rub marks off the wall covering; just be sure not to saturate them completely because this may lift edges.
  • Non-Coated Wallpapers: If yours isn’t covered with plastic then don’t use any wetness at all – instead get stuck in with either dry sponge/microfiber type cloth for general grime plus dust-balls etc., or buy an appropriate cleaner from the store should there be stubborn stains upon it
  • Be Gentle: Don’t even think about trying wire wool on any wallpaper, ever! And if someone suggests that dilute ammonia might shift ground-in dirt from embossed flock bedroom paper… well, smile sweetly and run a mile. Always test new cleaning methods in small inconspicuous areas first.

Wallpaper designs vary enormously; always check the manufacturer’s website details about yours before doing anything drastic like washing whole walls down some days before Christmas guests arrive!

Ways to Clean Brick Walls Without Damaging Them

Brick walls look great and give a room character, but cleaning them can be tricky if they’re textured. Dust and dirt collect in the crevices, and if bricks get damp, mildew also grows there.

Try these methods for best results:

  • Prepare by Dry Brushing
  • Use a hard-bristle brush to brush dirt and debris off bricks.
  • Use Mild Detergent
  • Mix some dish soap or another mild detergent with warm water. Wash bricks with this solution and a cloth or sponge, using circular motions while scrubbing.
  • Deal with Stains and Mildew
  • If you have mouldy bricks or stains that won’t come off with detergent alone, make a stronger cleaning solution from water and vinegar. Apply it, let sit a few minutes, then scrub and rinse well.
  • Be cautious about Pressure Washing
  • It may be OK to pressure-wash exterior textured brick walls — but don’t use too much force. Too intense a spray can damage bricks’ surfaces and even push water through them into your house!

Remember: Because bricks are porous (they absorb water), cleaning staff at professional janitorial services will have both the know-how and equipment necessary to make them look their best without causing any harm.

Brick Walls

Tile Walls

Cleaning wall tiles is generally simple, although they can become dirty and develop mould over time – particularly along the grouting. Keeping them looking their best requires regular attention.

  • Everyday Cleaning: To prevent a build-up of dirt and mould, give your tiles a frequent once-over with a damp cloth or sponge.
  • Deeper Clean: Every now and then, you might want to clean more thoroughly – especially if there is lots of mould. If so, try washing with warm water and a mild detergent then scrub gently with a soft brush.
  • Grouting: One way to clean grout is with water and bicarbonate of soda paste. Use an old toothbrush to scrub it in. Don’t forget to rinse well afterwards.
  • Mould: For mould on grouting, mix the water with white vinegar instead. Or you could use a proprietary product such as Domestos Mould Spray, which claims to remove mould within two minutes.

Specialist cleaners warn against using some cleaning products on tiles (and certainly don’t use them on natural stone). If you need help or advice, consider contacting professional tile cleaners.

Conclusion

If you want your walls to stay attractive and make your room healthier, too, cleaning them is crucial. Different kinds of walls such as painted, wallpapered, brick and tiled need specific care so they don’t just look good they last longer as well.

Don’t fancy cleaning? Why not let someone else take care of it for you? Day To Day Cleaners are professionals when it comes to wall cleaning – they’ll do a top job safely and thoroughly. Want to find out more or book an appointment? Just get in touch with Day To Day Cleaners today!

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