How to Maintain Your Walls After Painting Them

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Painting your walls can instantly give a space a whole new feel. According to House Grail, 88% of people want to spend more time at home after interior painting. In order to enjoy the benefits of newly painted walls to the fullest, it’s important to maintain them properly. Here are some simple practices that can help keep your walls looking great for the long term.

Wait to Clean Your Walls

Ask the painting company you hire how long you should let your walls sit before cleaning them. Some types of paint require waiting one week before cleaning, while others require a longer waiting period. Allowing your walls to dry properly before you clean them will ensure you don’t cause any damage.

Avoid Harsh Scrubbing

When cleaning walls, it’s essential to refrain from harsh scrubbing. Don’t use anything abrasive, such as steel wool or scratch pads. Instead, gently wipe walls with a damp cloth using circular motions to clean them.

Check for Color Fastness

Water is recommended for cleaning walls, but if you need to use a cleaner, it’s essential to test it on a small patch of paint. This ensures that you won’t accidentally wind up removing the paint. To do this, use the cleaner on a small wall patch in an inconspicuous spot, such as behind a couch.

Wipe With a Mop

Wiping down walls with a soft mop is the easiest way to keep them clean. Use a mop that has a cloth or soft microfiber mop pad. Spray the mop pad with water or a dusting agent and wipe the walls. This will remove small bits of dirt to ensure your walls look brand new.

Wipe Spots Immediately

As time passes, various substances may end up on your walls. The longer you leave dirt or residue to sit, the harder it will be to remove. Instead, wipe small spots away as soon as they appear using a soft cloth.

Dust Walls Regularly

Dusting your walls will help keep them looking fresh and new. Use a vacuum with a soft bristle attachment. These attachments are often advertised as being for furniture. Then, run the vacuum up and down the walls to remove excess dust.

After an interior painting project, you want to ensure your walls stay in good shape. Following the tips above will help keep your walls looking as good as new. If you’re ready to paint any part of your home, contact Midlands Pro Painters today to request a quote.