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How to Clean Bathroom Walls

May 7, 2020

When cleaning the bathroom, much of the chore is dedicated to disinfecting the toilet, wiping the fixtures and replacing the towels. But did you know that your bathroom’s wall should also be included in your checklist? Whether you have tiled, painted, paneled or stone walls, a clean and fresh bathroom wouldn’t be complete without scrubbing these surfaces clean every time you tidy up your home’s most personal space.

In this article, we’re going to show you exactly how you can make your bathroom walls look spotless with a simple and easy-to-do cleaning plan.

Making Your Bathroom Walls Clean and Spotless

1. Painted Walls

Like with any dusty and dirty walls, you need to clear any cobwebs that may have formed over time on your bathroom’s walls. To do this, get a microfiber cloth or a dusting mop and wipe every corner until it’s cleared of cobwebs. Using the microfiber cloth is the most effective way to remove these formations as it attracts loose particles easily. Afterwards, create a non-toxic wall cleaner by combining a mild dish-washing liquid and warm water. Mix a few tablespoons of the dish-washing liquid into the water and stir it thoroughly. Apply the solution to the bathroom walls using a dry natural sponge sponge. Let it sit on the surface of the walls to remove the dirt and stains. Once done, rinse them by using a clean and damp sponge. You can now dry the walls using a clean cloth or towel to remove excess moisture. It’s important that you do this to prevent harmful formations such as mold from popping up. This cleaning process also applies to painted walls of different types and finishes — from gloss, semi-gloss or satin.

2. Tile and Stone Walls

Clean your tile and stone bathroom walls by creating a cleaning solution made out of white vinegar and water. Put the solution into a spray bottle and spritz it onto the surface. Afterwards, wipe the solution using a clean cloth. Another secret to also keeping tiled walls clean is by rubbing a thin coat of car wax once a year to protect it from any excessive water damage. If you’re dealing with mold or mildew growth, you can also apply white vinegar or lemon juice to the walls.

Keeping Your Bathroom Walls Clean

Now that you’ve cleaned your bathroom walls, how can you make sure that it stays pristine for the longest period of time? The answer lies in prevention. In order to reduce or fully eliminate the chance of water spots, soap scum and stain from forming on the walls, you can follow simple and preventive cleaning measures every time you use the bathroom. For instance, you can use a squeegee to wipe down the wet surfaces of your bathroom walls with every use. Doing this will reduce the likelihood of soap scum from forming on the surface. Another tip is to also spray your shower walls with vinegar occasionally to help prevent mildew from forming. Meanwhile, if your bathroom is likely to collect excess moisture with every use, installing an exhaust fan can put a stop to this as it regulates air ventilation inside the space.

Bathroom Walls Cleaning Tricks You Can Try

  1. Before cleaning your bathroom walls, it’s always best to remove picture frames or other fixtures from the surface for easier wiping and cleaning.
  2. Remove personal hygiene products from the shower walls as they can obstruct your cleaning.
  3. Start at the top of each wall when cleaning and work your way down every time. This will help prevent dirty water and the remains of the cleaning solution from dripping down onto already clean wall surfaces.
  4. Water stains on your bathroom walls? Use a sponge dampened with an all-natural cleaning solution made out of ½ cup of vinegar, ¼  cup of baking soda and ½ gallon of water.

Keeping Your Bathroom Walls Clean and Free From Stains

Cleaning your bathroom’s walls is an easy and simple way to prevent mold, mildew and soap scums from forming on every corner. All you need is the right set of cleaning materials to make sure that your walls will come out looking extra new and fresh.

However, if you’re busy and don’t have the time to clean your bathroom, you can always count on a professional home cleaning service like Homefresh. We have a team of friendly cleaning experts that will clean every corner of your space, leaving no stain untouched and no dirt unchecked. Book us now and experience quality home cleaning and service in an instant.

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