How to Clean Walls When it Comes Time to Move

girl cleaning wallsWhen it comes time to move it’s always important to get your property looking good. Most prospective buyers or tenants want to see a clean and neat property. If they walk into a property which has filthy walls for example, you can rest assured that you’ll lose a good percentage of buyers or prospective tenants. This is the reason why agents advise to use a professional to clean properties at the end of a lease or when it comes time to sell.

Cleaning walls: If you have the time and energy plus know-how, cleaning walls can be a rewarding experience. Taking a few days off work in order to get your house looking good can pay for itself. This will not only save you a lot of money, but you’ll know that the walls will be cleaned to your satisfaction. It’s best to use a product which won’t hurt the walls. We generally advise using sugar soap. Sugar soap is an alkaline product which means it won’t hurt the paintwork. If the walls aren’t too bad that means that you won’t even need to rinse it off or wipe it clean.

Generally when cleaning with sugar soap it’s important to have a few things handy. A half bucket of water with a splash of Sugar soap, a few microfiber cloths, a few towels to place at the base of the wall and of course a sponge/scourer. If the walls are a flat paint finish, you need to be careful. Flat paint is rough to touch so it can leave sheen marks if you’re using scouring pad. It’s important to use a microfiber cloth on this type of paint work. We generally dip the scouring paddle sponge into the bucket of sugar soap, squeeze out any excess water and work our way across the wall in a circular motion. You don’t want  to leave drip marks on the wall and it’s best to press very lightly.

We always advise doing a test patch first to see how the paperwork will react. If you don’t have time to clean the walls yourself or your not too confident, it’s best to consult with the professional wall cleaning company. Professionals will do the job efficiently, however it is best to use someone knows what they’re doing and has good reviews online. In doing this you will take the headache out of the job but it’s important to find and someone or a business you can trust.

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