how to clean walls naturally? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2008, 08:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
barcelona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: pasadena, california
Posts: 649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i am having a big ole cleaning day, and am happily using natural cleaning concoctions of my own for the first time, and am loving it! i am noticing that my walls are quite dirty, with i don't know what all over them, but i have a two year old boy, so it's not surprising. it's not crayon or anything, just dirt/dusty type marks. how can i clean the walls effectively, naturally, and without stripping any paint??

any tips?

thanks!!!!
barcelona is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-29-2008, 11:40 PM
 
ladyinred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Honestly, I think for just dust and dirt, a warm damp cloth works pretty well and it shouldn't damage the paint at all. Dr. Bromner's castile soap would probably work pretty well if it's really well diluted. It's fairly mild and you can get lots of different smells
ladyinred is offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 03:26 PM
 
crocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Cleaning walls!?! You're amazing!
crocus is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 04:04 PM
 
BusyBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A lot of elbow greese!!!! Something I don't have enough of.
BusyBee is offline  
Old 03-13-2008, 05:31 PM
 
jencen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Earth, most of the time anyway
Posts: 125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have found the best wall cleaner from the book on non-toxic cleaning: "Clean House Clean Planet" by Karen Logan. Water, Dr. Bronner's Soap, and baking soda...takes off marks, cleans and brightens. I loaned the book to my SIL so, as I remember, you just make a paste with the soap and baking soda and add water as you need it--for really deep cleaning, use it stronger. This book was pretty good. Another great book that was a little more comprehensive and featured different kind of non-toxic products (in addition to cleaning products) is "Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living". Hope this helps!

: mama to m'boy :
jencen is offline  
Old 06-14-2008, 09:59 PM
 
SunRayeMomi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 594
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ditto the Dr Bronners!! I am always amazed by that stuff. Whenever I get the urge to wipe handprints off a wall or trim, I use a microterry cloth and DB soap. Like a dream!

~Sara, WAHSingMomi to girls R and AV, S.O.A.R. Scout Leader and Homeschooling In Detroit Blogger

SunRayeMomi is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off