Walls get dirty so quickly, don’t they? It’s a nightmare trying to keep on top of the marks from hands, spills, pets, mould and an array of things! If you have white or light coloured walls, you’ll notice the marks even more and it can make the whole property feel grubby. It’s especially an annoyance when the rest of a room looks clean as a whistle yet the walls are stained and full of marks! It is possible to remove wall stains, read on to find out how.
Removing General Stains
Your first step with removing any stain, should be by thoroughly cleaning the surface with water. This may lift stains that aren’t as tough, but you’ll find you’re a little stuck when it comes to deeply ingrained stains from things like mould or grease.
To lift tougher stains in industrial or domestic environments, you need the right tools. Use 108 HD Cleaner & Degreaser for general cleaning and tougher stains. It is a heavy duty general purpose hard surface cleaner, containing surfactants and ecological solvents that have been activated for ultimate performance. It contains no caustic soda, making it better for the environment and the user. It’s ideal for cleaning masonry, metal, wood, plastic and painted surfaces, you can even use it for floor preparation and graffiti removal.
108 HD Cleaner & Degreaser can be left for a few minutes to penetrate dirt and then rinsed off. It may be diluted depending on the level of soiling. Apply generously and evenly but don’t let it dry out, leave until it penetrates the dirt (5-30 mins) and then agitate with a brush and rinse clean or wash down with a power jet.
Ensure you shake well before use and scrape or sweep away grease, oil, dirt, mould, and all other surface contaminants as much as possible prior to application of the cleaner. After cleaning, remove any remaining water and allow the surface to dry thoroughly, as moisture left on the surface or entrapped into pores may cause premature failure of the subsequent coating system. Large surface areas or poor drying conditions may require longer drying times before a coating system can be applied.
To get to work, get either a sponge, cloth, brush or broom to clean the stains from the surface. Then, try to remove as much of the dirt as possible by scraping or sweeping the surface. Shake the can vigorously and use it as either a concentrated or diluted spray. Once you’ve used it to clean the surface, rinse with plenty of water and make sure to dry off any remaining moisture and allow the wall to dry.
Tackling Tough Mould
As well as marks from the people in the property, due to condensation, you may find that your walls are stained from mould. Mould can leave particularly unsightly stains and marks on walls that are incredibly hard to lift. However, if you use a product to remove the mould and kill it, you’ll find it’s much easier to shift from your walls!
Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover is an easy, ready to use spray product for your interior walls, that is for use against fungi, moulds and algae. It’s powerful and acts fast, so you can get on with things like redecorating, without worrying about mould. For this spray to work, you need to clean the surface as mentioned earlier, with 108 HD Cleaner & Degreaser, then spray Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover, onto the surface.
This should get you started on tackling stains on your walls, and making them look good as new again! If you have any questions, get in touch with the team at Rawlins Paints.