Before you begin cleaning your walls, it is important to consider some simple preparation. Remove all furniture placed up against walls. Also, remove any frames or photographs that may be hanging along these walls. You may then want to place long canvas sheets along the bottom of these walls, so that your carpet or flooring is not damaged during the wall-cleaning process.
Once you are fully prepared, the first step of the process involves using a brush or a vacuum cleaner set on ‘low’ to remove any dust that have lined the walls of your home. Apply some water on a cloth, and use it to gently clean away any remaining dust.
Latex painted walls
Walls that have been painted with latex paint are among the easiest to clean. Apply warm water or a chemical cleaner to a soft sponge before wiping against the entire walls. Pay close attention to areas that you are more likely to come into contact with such as those around power outlets, windows and doorknobs. Repeat the process twice but remember to be gentle. Stains on latex painted walls can be removed using a mixture of baking soda and water. For those stains that are even harder to remove, you can use a cloth or sponge dipped in rubbing alcohol.
Oil-based painted walls
The process of cleaning walls lined with oil-based paint is very similar to that of latex painted walls. The only major difference is that you can use a sponge dipped in detergent or vinegar. However textured walls are more prone to gather dust, and may require further cleaning. Use a solution of water and borax for best results.