…the walls cleaned where painted, and swept down with a soft broom or feather brush where papered; ~ The Book of Household Management, 998
Cleaning the walls is one of those time honored traditions that most don’t adhere to anymore. When spring ushers in sunnier days and bird calls on the wind you may take a look around your dingy rooms and want a bit of a brighter feel.
To do so give your walls a quick washing. Not every room need be done but the kitchens and dining room seem to benefit most.
This method is for painted walls. Most painted walls can take a light (operative word here is ‘light’ cleaning but do be careful not to mar your paint. Before starting vacuum or dust your walls to remove loose debris.
Mix up a bucket of warm water with a dash of all purpose cleaning solution. I use something like Mrs. Meyer’s. Use a microfiber cloth or a white cleaning clothing and dip it in the solution. Wring it out well. You only want it damp. Use it to wipe (gently now) the walls. Start at the bottom to keep dirty drips from ruining your new clean wall sections.
Don’t try and clean all the rooms in your home in one day. Do one room a day or even a week until done.