If you’re cleaning your office walls, you’ll want the best tools to clean them. But what are the best tools for cleaning office walls? We usually think of mopping the floor or wiping down tables before thinking about how clean our walls are.
But walls get dirty like any other part of your office building. How dirty they get depends on what kind of office environment you have. Some walls will require more cleaning than others.
Today’s blog is all about the best tools to clean your office walls. We’ll also go into detail on how to clean painted walls and white walls in your office.
The Best Tools to Clean Your Walls
What tools you use to clean your office walls depends on what type of wall you’re cleaning. But generally speaking, having the following tools on hand will get your walls clean, no matter what kind of wall you’re cleaning.
- Vacuum cleaner hose with a brush attachment
- Flat mop with a removable dusting cloth (for smooth walls)
- Tack cloth, cheesecloth, or microfiber dusting cloth
- Warm water and a soft sponge (for flat or eggshell finishes)
- Diluted de-greasing cleaner with a soft sponge (for durable finishes)
- Clean cloth mop pad
As you can see, you’ll use different kinds of cleaners for varying wall types and finishes. The best tools to clean with are often everyday household products. Let’s dive into the individual processes you can use to clean your walls.
Clean Off Dust and Debris with Your Vacuum
Sucking up dust and debris is probably the easiest way to get rid of it. You can easily do this with the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. First, make sure there’s no hair in the brush attachment, and then attach it to your vacuum.
You’ll want to start at the top of your wall and slowly make your way to the bottom. Go slow; don’t try to suck up too much dust or debris too quickly.
Clean Off Dust and Debris with Your Flat Mop
A flat mop will also do the trick if you don’t want to pull out your vacuum cleaner. You’ll want to dry the mop to handle the dust and debris. If you have a Swiffer, simply place a dry cloth on the mop’s flat end.
Once again, you’ll want to start at the top of your wall and slowly make your way down. Start at one end of the wall. Press your mop against the wall and push all the way down to the bottom of the wall.
Restart at the top of the wall, overlapping where you just dusted so that no dust or debris escapes your mop. As you continue wiping your wall, you might need to replace the cloth if it gets too dirty. It all depends on how dirty your wall is.
Wash Your Walls with Dish Soap
After removing dust and debris, you’ll likely want to wash your walls. Unless your walls are wooden or you don’t have a strong paint finish, this is a great option. We recommend using a cleaner that removes grease. Dish soap is your best bet. Make sure it’s clear so it doesn’t affect your wall’s color or tint.
You’ll need the following supplies:
- Two clean buckets
- Soft sponge
- Dry cloth
You’ll fill one bucket with warm water and the other with warm water and your cleaning solution. Place your towels on the floor under the wall you’ll be cleaning to catch any drips.
Dip your sponge into the cleaning solution, wring it out, and start at the top corner and work your way all over your wall. You’ll want to apply light pressure and wipe in circles. After cleaning your entire wall, you’ll gently dry it off with your dry cloth.
How to Handle Stains
Some stains won’t come out with dish soap. For those bad boys, we recommend removing them with baking soda. You can easily mix baking soda and water in a small bowl to create a paste. A cloth is better than a sponge for this. You’ll dip the cloth into the paste and then rub it on the stain.
How to Clean Painted Walls
Cleaning painted walls is trickier than wood walls because you don’t want to remove the paint while cleaning them. Because this is a potential issue, we recommend test cleaning one small area before using the method on your entire wall. If you have just painted a wall, let it sit for two weeks before washing it.
How to Clean White Walls
You’ll need to be extra careful if you’re washing white walls. As you clean, your soapy water will get dirty. If you continue using that water to clean the rest of your wall, you could get dirty watermarks on it. That would be an ugly contrast to your white paint.
You’ll want to clean small areas instead of large ones to address this issue. Don’t let dirty water linger on your sponge. Frequently rinse it out, and get new water if yours starts getting dirty.
The Best Tools to Clean Different Finishes
Not all paints have the same finish. There are flat, glossy, semigloss, latex, and oil-based paints.
Examples of flat paint include satin and eggshell finishes. You’ll want to avoid using harsh chemicals on these walls. Glossy and semigloss walls need to be washed with a sponge to prevent scratches. You should clean latex walls with warm water and a non-abrasive cleaner like a detergent.
Town & Country Office Cleaning
Now you know the best tools to clean your office walls with, but what if you don’t want to be the one to clean them? You might be too busy to clean, but you’re noticing how dirty your walls are.
That’s where Town & Country Office Cleaning comes in! For over 40 years, we’ve cleaned office walls all over Utah. Our full office services include entry glass, dusting, furniture, vacuuming, tile floors, and spot cleaning. We’ll keep your restrooms and breakrooms clean! We also offer window, mini blind, carpet cleaning, tile buffing, and waxing.
Ready to have a professional cleaner clean your walls until they shine? Contact us today to get started!