We’ve all done it: noticed a mark or a stain on our walls and tried to clean it, but, in doing so, strip away the paint.
Luckily, HouseBeautiful has all kinds of great advice from Carl Minchew (Director of Product Development, Benjamin Moore).
For example, clean the stain as soon as you notice it – the longer it sits, the harder it will be to clean.
And, before resorting to harsh cleaners, start with plain water and a non-abrasive sponge or rag. Rub it gently. Not working? Try some dish soap.
Water is usually enough to get off water-based stains, like ketchup and wine, but for oil-based ones, like cooking grease and crayons, you’ll probably need some dish soap.
Read all about Minchew’s suggestions for textured walls, dents, and paint finishes in HouseBeautiful’s Caring for Painted Walls.
Want a complete kitchen remodel, but don’t have the full budget you’ll need available yet?
Try these 5 money-saving steps:
Stage 1: Start with a complete design plan
Stage 2: Order the cabinets, appliances, and lighting fixtures
Stage 3: Gut the kitchen and do the electrical and plumbing work
Stage 4: Install cabinets, countertop, appliances, flooring, and fixtures
Final phases: Upgrade if necessary
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