If you want to know how to clean walls, you’re not alone. Learning how to clean your walls will help you keep your home fresh and clean, and avoid the accumulation of dust and dirt that can make your home look dull and tired, or even trigger asthma and allergy attacks. Your walls might not look like a dust-trap, but they are! Adding cleaning your walls to your regular household routine can make a big difference to your home, and at Pro Housekeepers, we know a trick or two about how to clean dirty walls, and what to use to clean walls in no time. (And don’t worry, you don’t need any specialist wall cleaning tools!)
How to clean walls fast
Nobody wants to spend all day cleaning their walls, but getting such a large area cleaned fast can be tricky. How to wash walls fast depends in part on the finish of the walls. Textured walls, and walls with lots of shelves, paintings, and other decorations will take longer to clean. The below method is by far the fastest, but it’s best for flat or knockdown wall finishes. For textured or papered walls, see some of the better tips below.
Step 1: Clear the walls by removing paintings, clocks, and decorations, and emptying shelves
Step 2: If your walls are very dusty, use a feather duster to wipe away the excess
Step 3: Apply a fine mist of multipurpose cleaner to the walls — take care not to get the walls too wet
Step 4: Use a mop to wash the walls
Using a mop to clean your walls might sound crazy, but it really is the best tool for the job. You can even purchase microfiber wall mops to get the job done faster! Using a flat mop instead of a traditional string mop is preferable, as it will cover a wider area of the wall with each pass, but in a pinch any mop will do. Our Pros swear by this method, and say it’s the best way to clean walls when moving out of a property, or as part of a routine annual clean.
Pro Tip: Now your walls are clean, learn how to clean baseboards too!