Not sure how to clean stains from painted walls? Told in the video!

one Alcohol wipes

Initially, alcohol wipes were used mainly in medicine, but today their convenience is also appreciated in everyday life. With their help, it is easy to wipe stains from the walls — for example, marks from a ballpoint pen. If there were no ready-made alcohol wipes at home, you can take ordinary wet wipes and soak them with alcohol or vodka. It is impossible to rub the wall with force when cleaning in this way — there is a risk of damaging the surface.

2 Ammonia

Classic budget pharmacy ammonia can also help fight stains on painted walls. To do this, prepare a solution consisting of one tablespoon of ammonia and a liter of heated water. A sponge is dipped into this solution, and then the spot with the stain is wiped with it.

3 Surfactant-based products

Surfactants stands for «surfactants». They are found in almost all store-bought cleaning products. But it is important to know their varieties and use certain surfactants only for the case, since they have different levels of intensity of exposure.

Anionic surfactants are the most aggressive of all. They give a lot of foam and have a very intense effect on the surface with dirt. You can not use them often — it can be dangerous to health. When choosing a product with these surfactants, it is better to rely on those that contain no more than 5% of these substances. To wash painted walls, you can take both a specialized and a universal detergent.

Means based on cationic surfactants are considered gentle, since they contain less aggressive cleaners. Effective in the fight against household pollution and suitable for washing walls. Look for all-purpose cleaners that don’t contain chlorine. They perfectly fight bacteria, remove dirt and eliminate unpleasant odors. They are alkali-based, so the wall surface must be coated with an alkali-resistant compound.

Nonionic surfactants are considered the softest of all varieties. Solutions with gentle cleaning components foam slightly, but perform well in the fight against dirt on the walls. They are more environmentally friendly and safer for health. But when choosing a product, it is important to carefully read the composition, since non-ionic surfactants often go along with anionic ones. Among the low-hazard substances, Kirsi Blue cleaning products can be distinguished. Suitable for cleaning all painted surfaces, including walls.

Another variant of surfactants is amphoteric. They, depending on the level of acidity of the composition in which they will work, manifest themselves either as cationic (in an acidic environment) or as anionic (in an alkaline solution). A universal detergent for different surfaces with such a composition is available, for example, from Grass. It is suitable for walls with moisture-resistant paint, does not form a lot of foam, does not irritate the skin of the hands and does not harm the coating.

four Sprays with chlorine

Sprays with chlorine in the composition have a very important function — they help fight mold marks. When working with these sprays, as with any chlorine-containing products, it is necessary to protect the respiratory system, hands and ventilate the room. Sprays to combat mold are available, for example, from Mellerud. They are used to remove the fungus, as well as for disinfection and getting rid of unpleasant odors.

5 Melamine sponge

Using a melamine sponge, you can wipe stains from the walls without the use of additional products. Just soak the eraser in water and wipe the dirty area. It is better to use not a whole sponge, but cut off a small piece from it, sufficient for a one-time cleaning, so that later it can simply be thrown away.

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