Walls stains are inevitable. Most people have seen random wall stains on their walls at some point, despite their best efforts. It could be food stains, peeling or flaking of paint, damage caused by mildew or marker and crayon marks left behind by kids. Wall stains take away the aestheticism of your home, marring the beauty of your walls and making it look dull, old and plain drab.
Walls are the main foundation of a house. It makes a home a safe place. And when it comes to privacy, walls do not only guard us against the rest of the world, but it also helps create a space inside the home, with different rooms, each serving a different purpose. And your walls have to bear the burden of so many things, including supporting a heavy roof, sheltering your house against harsh weather and not to forget- wall smudges, marks, fingerprints, deposited dust particles etc. To maintain the very foundation of our home, we need to ensure that we keep our walls cleans and healthy by regularly maintaining them and using the best products when we decide to paint them.
Cleaning your walls can be a daunting task. But a rewarding one nonetheless. It will not only give your house a more clean and refined look, but it also means your paint will last longer, keeping your house look and feel new and healthy!
Here’s your foolproof guide to removing any kind of wall stains and make the task of keeping your walls healthy and clean easier:
Cleaning interior walls easily
Waterproof and cleanable paints can be cleaned periodically to keep them looking like new for years to come. Simply use a mild detergent and warm water and gently scrub the walls to remove stains and dirt built-up. Let the walls dry completely. Some stains can be more difficult to remove. Remember that the longer a stain stays on the walls, the harder they become to remove. Hence, it is important to fix and remove stains as soon as they appear to avoid permanent damage to your walls.
Treat food stains on the walls quickly. If the stains sink into the dry wall, it might be permanent. So, act immediately. Simply clean the walls with a mild detergent and lukewarm water. Avoid scrubbing too much since it will damage the paint film.
If your home walls are suffering from water dampness and seepage, there is a good chance that your walls are damaged by water. Usually, during monsoons, water damage to home walls is common. But with proper waterproofing, this can be avoided. Before you think of removing water stains, get your walls evaluated by experts. It is best to repair the damage before repainting the walls or else the water damage will show through the repaint.
Peeling and flaking
Keep a lookout for peeling and flaking of home walls, this could be a sign for serious wall damage in the future. If you notice any peeling or flaking, get in touch with reliable painting service right away. Berger Paints Home Shield Waterproofing experts work with IoT enabled devices to accurately gauge the moisture levels in the walls and suggest solutions to fix the water damage and peeling and flaking. After all the necessary repairs are done, repaint the walls to give it a new updated look. In fact, always get your walls checked for water damage before getting a new paint job done. This way, your paint will last longer without peeling and chipping.
The wall in children’s rooms tends to get dirtiest the most. Clean the walls every three months using mild detergent and lukewarm water. Repaint with a single coat every two years to keep the walls looking fresh and new.
Dirt and dust built up
Cleaning your walls once every few months with mild detergent and sponge will help remove dirt and dust that tends to get accumulated on the walls, especially the frequently used areas of the house. This little maintenance work will also keep your home walls looking new and clean for a long time.
Mildew and mould are usually caused by moisture in the walls. If the mildew damage is consistent, get your walls checked by Berger Paints Home Shield Waterproofing experts for customised solutions to combat the mildew problem in your home walls. Keep the room and house open and allow ventilation to keep your walls dry.
Removing cello tape from walls
If you are hosting a party or sticking temporary decorations on your home walls using cello tapes, never pull them out as it might peel the paint as well. Instead, gently heat a teaspoon and press it against the cello tape. This will help the cello tape to be removed from the wall without leaving any marks or peeling the paint.
Preventing future stains
The best way to deal with future stains would obviously be to avoid them completely. But walls stains are not always avoidable. So, investing in a waterproof paint for your home walls is a no-brainer. Berger Easy Clean Fresh is highly washable and can remove stubborn stains easily. It retains the new, glossy look of your paint for a long time and it is also resistant to fungal growth. Moreover, it comes with a unique technology that helps bad odours to abate from the house- especially in the kitchen, bathroom and utility area.
To conclude, we should regularly clean our interior walls, even if they don’t have any clear marring or stains. When you protect and maintain your home walls, you essentially protect the main foundation of your house. Despite our best efforts, our home walls are prone to wall stains. The best way to deal with this is by treating it pronto using the above tips. As the stain begins to stink into the walls, it will get more and more difficult to get rid of it. And if you’re thinking of repainting, invest in good quality washable paints.