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How to Remove Wall Stains

1 November 2010 5,756 views No Comment

Wall stains are not uncommon in the home; especially if you have pets or children. The kitchen tends to be one of the main rooms that suffer from the most stains. This is mainly down to cooking spills.

Unfortunately wall stains are not always easy to remove. If you scrub too hard the paintwork can come off or you could damage the wallpaper. There are ways in which you can remove stubborn wall stains and here you will find the best ones.

Removing the Most Common Stains

There are some stains that are more common than others. Pencil marks tend to be a problem for many parents. A good tip for this type of stain is to mix baking soda with water and rub gently on the stain. If the stain is still reluctant to come off then you could try a little non-gel toothpaste. If the stain is from a crayon then baking soda should still work. Just wipe it over the stain with a damp cloth.

If you have a fireplace in the home then one stain which can be a problem is smoke. If you find that the walls are stained black then you can use borax, soap flakes, ammonia and warm water. Just mix ½ cup of borax to two spoonfuls of soap flakes. Then add one tablespoon of ammonia and some lukewarm water. This solution should remove even the toughest smoke stains.

Oil stains can cause a lot of problems when you try to remove them. The best thing to try would be to add a little water to some cornstarch until it resembles a paste. Smear it over the stain and then leave it for up to 2 hours. After that time simply wipe the remaining paste off the wall. You should notice that the paste has soaked up all of the oil.

These are just some of the best tips to try when removing tough wall stains. For most other marks created by water you can try using washing up liquid and color safe bleach.

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