Find out: this is how you can clean white walls

clean white walls

This is how you make sure your white walls stay white!

When you move into a new house or apartment, it is usually a good idea to paint some of the walls white. Not only will your space look brighter, it also makes your space look bigger ánd cleaner. But unfortunately, there is a downside to having white walls; they get dirty easily. So, how do you clean your white walls to make your space look as bright and shiny as when you moved in?

Cleaning your walls

When you clean your house, you probably don’t really pay attention to the walls. And you don’t really have to worry about deep cleaning your walls because they don’t really get thát dirty. But when you live in your home, leave windows open or touch the walls a lot (we’re looking at you, kids and pets!) there is bound to be dust or grease on your walls. And that will require some spot cleaning. So whenever you notice a spot on your wall, it is time to clean it.


Spot cleaning your wall is pretty easy to do. First, you need a sponge and a microfiber cloth. The cleaning products you need are all-purpose cleaner, some dish soap, baking soda and, when all else fails, a magic eraser. Which one you’ll use, completely depends on the kind of stain you’re dealing with.

First method: immediate food-stain removal

If you happen to catch the stain right away, you will be able to remove it with a sponge and some all-purpose cleaner. This works especially well when you’re dealing with food- or drink-stains. Those tend to be sticky and the all-purpose cleaner knows how to deal with sticky stains.

Second method: stubborn stain

When you’re dealing with a stubborn stain, you might want to try this method. Grab a soft sponge and soak it in water. add dish soap on the sponge and rub the stain. When you see suds, leave it for a few minutes and then wipe the wall clean with your microfiber towel. If the stain isn’t going anywhere, repeat this process a few times until your wall is completely clean again.

Third method: a really stubborn stain

If your stain just won’t budge and the methods mentioned above aren’t working for you, then you can try this method instead. Put some baking soda in a bowl and add one part water. When you mix it, it should turn into a paste. Then use a sponge to spread that paste on the wall and just leave it there. After an hour or two, wipe the paste off with the microfiber cloth and voilá! Completely spotless.

If all else fails, you can use a magic eraser. Just make sure that your walls are painted completely white. Because this will completely erase everything and leave a new stain where the old one was if your walls were slightly off white. Or if you initially used paint with a gloss on the walls.

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Source: The Spruce | Image: Unsplash, Lakeisha Bennett