Textured walls have more appeal over plain walls. This is because they can be really quite attractive when they are clean. However, there is a problem with textured walls. The problem is that dirt, dust and grit can get into those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. When you clean textured walls, you must use special cleaning procedures in order to maintain their textured look.
Here is a step-by-step process so you can get rid of the dirt and keep your textured wall in pristine condition:
- Materials that you need. You are going to need some cleaning materials first. You will need a couple of brushes, buckets, old socks or nylons, a vacuum cleaner and an old toothbrush. You do not have to purchase new materials. Just be resourceful and use the items that you already have at home.
- Remove dust from textured wall. First, plug in your vacuum. Use your brush or the brush attachment on your vacuum and carefully vacuum the walls before doing anything else. This might be a little tedious and time-consuming but it will help a lot later. Scrub and work your way through the crevices and tight spaces, do not brush too hard. This will eliminate the dust or cobwebs that may have formed on your textured wall.
- Preparation. Get two buckets and fill it with water. In one of the buckets, put some detergent. The other bucket will be for the water that you will use to rinse off the soap on the textured walls. You can also use special cleaning agents that you can purchase from the hardware store.
- Cleaning the walls. When the soapy solution is ready, you can start cleaning the walls. Use old nylons. Wear them over your hands. Scrub the wall with it. Do not use a sponge to clean the walls, as the sponge will get torn and this may leave small particles of sponge on the wall. If you find it hard to use old nylons, you can use an old toothbrush instead.
- Rinse the wall. After washing and scrubbing the walls, you can rinse it off using the water in the other bucket that you prepared earlier. Make sure that you rinse off the soap on the walls very well so that soap residue will not leave white marks on your textured wall.
- Let the wall dry. When you have removed all the soap from the wall, let it dry. To speed up the process, you can use an electric fan.
These are the steps that you have to follow if you want to clean your textured walls. It will be easier for you to clean your textured walls next time. You just have to make sure that you do not let them get too dirty. Go over the textured walls at least once a week with a cloth or the vacuum. If you are going to wash the walls, do it at least once a month.