Perceived as a real chore, we can quickly do without washing the walls. However, dust and dirt accumulate on these surfaces. We therefore take advantage of a major spring cleaning to tackle this part of the house !
- White Marseille soap cube
• White vinegar, for stubborn stains
• Basin or bucket of water
• Non-scratching sponge
• Microfiber broom with swivel head, for ceiling and top of the wall.
The different steps to wash the walls and ceilings of your home.
- Start by dusting your walls before washing them. This will avoid dust marks when you pass the soapy water.
- Then fill your basin or bucket with 2 liters of hot water and pour about 30g of white Marseille soap flakes (which you will have grated beforehand).
- Let the soap flakes melt, then prepare your sponge for the walls and a sponge broom for the ceiling.
- Once diluted, start cleaning your wall by passing your sponge from the bottom to the top to avoid drops and water marks. Remember to renew your soapy water.
- Wipe the area with a rag soaked in white vinegar without rubbing too much, then wipe the sponge with soapy water to avoid streaks.
- Once the walls are done, you can move on to the ceiling.
- Don't forget the doors ! They too accumulate dust and handprints.
- Once the room is finished, ventilate by opening the windows. This step is very important because water can stagnate on the walls and develop mold.
- If you wish, you can use a clean rag to pat a few places on the wall (around sockets, buttons etc...) to avoid water marks and drops.
Your walls and ceilings are now clean, bright and above all dust free. We recommend cleaning the walls of your most "busy" rooms (kitchen, living room, bedroom) at least once a year.
It is also recommended when moving/relocating or if you are planning to repaint your walls or put up wallpaper, and especially if you have allergies !