It is then important to know how to remove dirt, grease and mould, without damaging the paint surface. The best process for cleaning surfaces will vary based on the sheen finish on the painted walls.
Cleaning interior surfaces coated in Low Sheen to Matt finishes
For wall coatings or ceiling coatings that are flat finishes do not use rough abrasives or solvent cleaners, stiff scrubbing brushes or harsh caustic preparations. Instead, use warm water with a small amount of mild detergent.
1. Apply the solution to the affected area with a soft cloth, where the marking is particularly stubborn.
2. Having thoroughly cleaned the affected area, you should then proceed to wash down the whole wall or ceiling to eliminate any chance of patchiness.
3. Finally, rinse off the washed area with clean water and allow to dry. Avoid vigorous scrubbing with chemicals or brushes and scourers to prevent burnishing the surfaces and causing shiny patches.
Cleaning interior surfaces coated in Semi-Gloss and Gloss finishes
1. Don’t use abrasives or caustic-based cleaning compounds.
2. Instead use warm water, with a little detergent added. You can use a damp cloth and cleaner such as Ajax Spray n' Wipe or Selleys Sugar Soap Wall Wipes for stubborn stains.
3. Apply to the affected area with a soft cloth and be sure to wash down the whole surface with clean water and allow to dry.
Cleaning exterior surfaces coated in Matt, Low Sheen, Semi Gloss and Gloss finishes
1. Prepare a bucket of warm water mixed with a moderate amount of household detergent.
2. Apply to the entire painted area with a soft bristle brush, broom or soft cloth, naturally you will need ladders, scaffolding and a long handled applicator to reach some of the higher parts of your home’s exterior, under eaves, along fascias, etc.
3. Before the wall or other painted surface has the opportunity to dry, you should hose it down thoroughly with clean water. Hosing down by itself, even with a very good water pressure, is not usually sufficient to remove the normal build-up of road grime, sap stains, dust and so on.
4. We recommend washing your walls every 1 to 2 years to maintain the life of the paint.
Please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected] to discuss a tailored maintenance program for your property.