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Life hack for parents: how to wash painted walls without nerves

You can easily clean a new space for your child's creativity with this life hack. Source: Created with the help of AI

Experienced parents know how difficult it can be when a child's creative tendencies begin to awaken. You don't want to restrain the imagination of a young artist so as not to hinder his or her development, but the prospect of living in a house with stains on the walls doesn't seem very pleasant either. There is a serious conflict of interest: eternal cleaning or unconditional support from the family.

But if your walls are not wallpapered but painted, the problem can be solved quite easily. OBOZ.UA tells you how to clean them from the effects of the kid's creative impulses. And at the same time, clean them from traces left by pets and other stains.

The main rules

Cleaning painted walls is not that difficult. You just need to remember a few simple rules. First of all, avoid any abrasives – brushes, and powders can damage the paint. Any solutions or tools should first be tested in an inconspicuous place for their interaction with the paint – some can dissolve and wash it off.

The right algorithm for cleaning walls

Start by completely removing dirt, dust, and solid particles from the wall surface. Cleaning will be wet, so make sure you don't smear dry dirt on the surface. Therefore, go over the wall with a vacuum cleaner with a soft nozzle or clean it with a dry cloth.

Next, prepare a cleaning solution based on dishwashing detergent. Dissolve a few drops of liquid or gel in a bucket of water until a small amount of foam appears. Next, dip a clean cloth in the solution, wring it out properly, and gently wipe the entire wall surface with the damp cloth in a circular motion. Make sure that no wet spots or streaks remain on the surface.

Tackle stubborn stains

To remove children's scribbles or other stubborn stains, you'll need a gentle yet powerful cleaner. You can make it yourself. To do this, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water until a thick paste forms. Put a small amount of this paste on a cloth and gently rub it into the stain. But do not press too hard. Soda is a mild abrasive, but it is still an abrasive. If the stain remains after cleaning, apply a little baking soda paste to the wall, leave it on for a few minutes, and then repeat the cleaning procedure.

If baking soda doesn't work, try treating the stain with pharmacy hydrogen peroxide. Soak a clean cloth with it. The area of the cloth moistened with peroxide should be large enough to completely cover the stain. Place it on the stained area and press it lightly against the wall. Hold the cloth for several minutes. When the peroxide has dissolved the stain, simply wipe off the residue with a damp cloth and let the wall dry.

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