Interior wall and ceiling cleaning: the professional method
This article introduces you to the basic principles and the most common methods for deep cleaning painted and washable walls in offices and businesses.
- Best practices for cleaning a wall
- The steps to wash an interior wall like a pro
- First step: dusting the wall or ceiling
- Professional cleaning equipment for dusting a wall: our selection
- Second step: de-greasing the wall or ceiling
- Professional cleaning products for de-greasing a wall or ceiling: our selection
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Not all professional premises are subject to regulatory procedures that impose a high level of cleanliness, as professional kitchens, for example, may be. However, dirt develops there as on all surfaces. They must therefore also be regularly maintained to guarantee general hygiene.
Best practices for cleaning a wall
The walls are cleaned from top to bottom, starting from the dirtiest area to go to the least dirty area and avoiding going over the treated areas.
- Use the method of 8 or parallel strips by proceeding back and forth, to cover the entire surface.
- Use protective rubber gloves.
- Important: when it is not useful to reduce the presence of microorganisms as much as possible, disinfectant products are not necessary.
The steps to wash an interior wall like a pro
First step: dusting the wall or ceiling
- Dust the wall using a professional vacuum cleaner (preferably with a HEPA filter to retain residual particles) equipped with a perfectly cleaned parquet brush.
- Complete with a feather duster to remove dust from fragile areas (baseboards, moldings, switch surround, wall hanging system, etc.). You can also use a flat mop, a damp microfiber and a bi-bin bucket to separate dirty and clean water.
- Finish with a wolf’s head broom to dislodge cobwebs in corners and hard-to-reach places.
Professional cleaning equipment for dusting a wallSecond step: degreasing the wall or ceiling
If the wall is painted and washable, the choice of professional cleaning and degreasing products depends on the type of paint applied:
- Adapt the cleaning product to the type of paint:
Acrylic or casein paint: Warm soapy water. Marseille soap is very effective
Vinyl glycerine paint: A mixture of hot soapy water and washing-up or washing-up liquid.
- Use a grease removal agent on the walls with a non-abrasive heavy-duty sponge (never use a scraper as you risk scratching or damaging the surface). If the wall is very dirty, repeat the operation as many times as necessary.
- Perform a final rinse with clear water
- Dry with a clean, dry microfiber to remove all the moisture on the wall and avoid rings of cleanliness.
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How to remove stubborn stains from a wall?
All kinds of stains can appear on the walls:
- greasy stains
- insect marks
- other traces left by rubbing furniture or radiatorsIt is wise to treat each type of stain with specific and adapted products.
– We can remove perfectly Black marks with soap and water .
– Mold can be cleaned with an ammoniated detergent or white vinegar. You can also add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to your washing solution.
– Glue or candle splatter disappears with acetone.
- Use a damp sponge or cloth and gently dab the stain to avoid damaging your wall.
- Dry with a clean, dry cloth.