If you want to keep a clean home, it’s important that you cater to all aspects of your house. While cleaning drywall may seem like a no-brainer, it’s actually critical that you take the proper steps and use the right materials when cleaning it. Exposed drywall is porous in nature and does not react well to water and certain chemical cleaners. In addition, drywall installation itself can create an enormous amount of dust that can be hazardous to your health. Luckily, if you use the right techniques and get the proper cleaning equipment, cleaning your drywall can be easy and straightforward.
Dust the wall. Use a duster or a vacuum with a duster attachment to remove all of the dust from your wall. If you don’t have a duster or vacuum, you can use a dry rag. If you have exposed drywall, you should only dust your wall and limit the use of water and other cleaners on it due to the material’s porous nature.
- Dust your walls at least once a week to maintain them.
Wipe down your walls with a damp cellulose sponge. Using acidic cleaning solutions could damage the appearance of your wall. To avoid this, use simple water and a cellulose sponge. Dampen your sponge but don’t fully saturate it. Apply pressure on the sponge and move from the top to the bottom of your wall. Saturate your sponge when it becomes too dry. Continue to do this until you’ve washed the entire wall.
- In addition to being soft on your walls, cellulose sponges are made of bio-degradable materials that are good for the environment.