We all wish the wall of our homes and office could look as fresh and clean as the day they were painted.Â However, no matter how hard we try, it is but natural for stains and spots to gradually appear on those pristine walls.Â Some may think a few spots and stains help a place look warm, cosy and lived-in, but too much of a good thing can only detract from the good looks, making your place look messy and untidy.
No matter, the good news is these spot and wall stains, whether they be crayons, pencil marks, oil / ink spots, eraser marks and any other, are easily cleaned, either completely or they can be lightened to a such an extent that one can almost miss spotting them.Â Read on for some handy tips on how to remove stains from your walls successfully with just a little bit of effort on your part.
How to remove Wall Stains?
Don’t remove the cello tape from the walls of your house / office by pulling them off, as they can peel off the paint as well.Â Instead, gently press a heated tea spoon on the cello tape, removing it without leaving any mark behind.
A well-used fireplace in the home can result in smoke stained walls.Â Remove smoke stains by cleaning the walls with a mixture made from Â½ cup borax, two spoonfuls of soap flakes, one tablespoon ammonia and one gallon of lukewarm water.
Remove pencil marks with the help of white art gum eraser.Â The same stain can also be removed with two spoonfuls of baking soda mixed with a little bit of water.Â Rub out very obstinate pencil marks with non-gel tooth paste.
Clean ink spots with repeated applications of non-oil spray and wipe it with a clean cloth after.Â Baking soda sprinkled on a damp cloth will remove crayon marks instantly from any wall.
Water marks / can be cleaned by mixing dish washing liquid with either colour-safe bleach or pre-wash spray.
A paste of cornstarch and water applied to oil stains and left to dry for at least two hours and then brushed off will soak up the grease or oil leaving your walls looking fresh and clean.
Old wall paper can be removed with the help of Paper Tiger.Â Begin by spraying hot water or adhesive remove on the wallpaper, then peel and scrape it off using the paper tiger.