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TRUSTDale Tip of the Day: *How to Clean Your Walls and Ceilings

Light, routine cleaning of your walls and ceilings will keep them looking fresh and delay the need for a major cleaning.

Generally, walls and ceilings are painted with either latex or alkyd paint. Latex, a water-based paint, is easy to wash after it has "cured" or set for a period of time. Alkyd, or oil-based paint, is durable and washable. Both types come in four finishes: flat (for walls and ceilings), satin (for doors and trim), semigloss (for walls), and gloss (for kitchen and bathroom walls and woodwork). You can clean painted walls with all-purpose cleaners.

A Cleaner for Painted Walls and Ceilings

Here's a homemade solution that can get the dirt off painted walls and ceilings:

  • Mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup clear ammonia, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 gallon warm water. Caution: Wear rubber gloves, and work in a well-ventilated area when using this powerful solution.
  • Apply to the wall with a sponge, and rinse with clear water. If your walls have a rough texture, use old nylon stockings or socks rather than a sponge because they won't tear and leave difficult-to-remove bits on the surface.

*Source: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/how-to-clean-your-walls-and-ceilings.htm