Easy and Safe Wall Cleaner

Inspired-Housewife: Easy and Safe Wall Cleaner
Three years ago I hired a professional painter to come in and totally repaint the interior walls of my house.  Two cats, a husband, three kids and everyday wear and tear the heavy traffic areas look worn and dirty.  There is the dried banana smeared on the wall by my son.  The black marks and smudges from shoes and of course no house with little children would be without artwork.  Yes the fabulous drawings on the wall by your kids with crayon and marker.  My home is filled with many of my children’s creative masterpieces.

Inspired-Housewife: Easy and Safe Wall Cleaner

I have two cleaning tips that make cleaning your dirty grime filled, art work cover walls easy and inexpensive.

Tip One:  Baking Soda is your best friend!

  • Take a bowl and pour some baking soda in it.
  • Take a clean sponge and get it damp.
  • Press the sponge into the bowl of baking soda until bottom of the damp sponge is lightly coated with baking soda.
  • In concentric circles rub on the wall in the dirty area and watch the grime and dirt clean right up.
  • You will need to rinse your sponge out and wipe down your wall to get any residual baking soda, but your wall will be nice and clean again.

This works on brightly colored walls too, as I tested it on my bright red accent wall in my living room.

Inspired-Housewife: Easy and Safe Wall Cleaner
Tip Two:  Toothpaste is NOT just for teeth!

Baking soda works on marker, food, and dirt, but not on crayon.  Many years ago I watched a show from HGTV and Sabrina Soto was getting a house ready to sell.  This particular family had a couple small children who loved to draw on the wall with crayons.  Sabrina said a trick is to use toothpaste and rub it over the crayon marks on your walls, then use a clean damp sponge and rub away.  Her tip works great and any kind of tooth paste seems to work as I had several different brands on hand to test out.

Once your walls have dried if there is still a residue take a damp cloth and rub down the cleaned area and you are done.

I hope my easy and safe wall cleaner tips will help keep your walls cleaner at the fraction of the price of repainting and safer then using the heavy-duty cleaners.

Do you have any cool cleaning tips to share?





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    • says

      Hi Michelle,

      I think you would be safe as it did nothing to my red painted walls and it is only baking soda. You could test in a closet if you were worried first near the bottom where shoes can scuff the walls. :) Amee

  1. Tired Debby says

    I love it, anytime I can get GOOD TIPS on cleaning, is fine with me !! I don’t have much energy too waste on cleaning. Being DISABLED, on limited income, every home recipe helps me to save time and money!! Also they have already been tried out. I love the comments . People who have tried the tips leave their responses . Can’t ask for a better way to learn new or old tips !!

  2. I Cindy jo says

    The baking soda paste will work on cars to get rid of tar and tough road grime. Be careful to only use a few times a year as it is an abrasive. I’ve had tar on the lower portion of my van from road repairs and such. This gets it out. An auto painter told me about this and said it works like a polish paste.


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