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how to get dirt off of white walls?

I want to get rid of the dirt and other stuff off my white walls what is the best method to clean them?

Asked By: EmptynessOfTears - 9/26/2007
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Magic Erasers work great. If its a big job got to home depot and get a product called TSP. Its powder in a box. Mix with water in a spray bottle and spray it on your walls, wipe with a wet sponge. It is very potent so you must use plastic gloves. I do intertior design and that is what we take to peoples walls before we... More
Answered By: Amanda V - 9/27/2007
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I really like Greased Lightening cleaner. It works well for me, and I also use it as a laundry pre-treater.
Answered By: N L - 9/26/2007
 
Mr. Clean Magic eraser.
Answered By: bettyaboop510 - 9/26/2007
 
Auto parts stores sell a spray whitewall tire cleaner, but that can be expensive. Home Depot,and a few other supply stores sell a product made by "Zep" called "formula 50". This is not very expensive, and is one very good de-greaser and very good on tires. I have been buying that by the gallon for many years and... More
Answered By: opal1331 - 9/26/2007
 
If they are painted with enamel or semi-gloss enamel (if they are shiny and smooth) you can easily wash them. Get a big sea sponge, if possible and use a light solution of dish soap and about a gallon of warm water. Move the sponge evenly to avoid streaks. But streaks won't be too much of a problem, on smooth paint, if... More
Answered By: Angelique - 9/26/2007
 
OMG!!!! Go get Mr. Clean magic sponges on the regular cleaning aisle at any store. They are awesome. It will get anything off walls, counters, tubs, floors. I swear to it!!! You will never use anything else!
Answered By: CSSW - 9/26/2007
 
Good ole Comet powder and a scrub brush
Answered By: burkeysdiesel - 9/26/2007
 
magic eraser and some kind of cleaner that has bleach in it
Answered By: Paula B - 9/26/2007
 
mr. clean magic eraser is amazing!! We rent and use them all the time. You have to test it first, it will leave a slight discoloration on certain paint surfaces. Try it in a small spot near the floor first to see if it will affect your wall paint. I would also recommend using gloves, the residue it leaves on my... More
Answered By: irishkittie79 - 9/26/2007
 
I agree with Angelique ... small amount of dish soap in warm water and large sea sponge ... squeeze your sponge as dry as possible and wash small areas ... from the top down. For scuffs and stubborn spots, switch to a microfiber cleaning cloth (they work like Magic Eraser but are much cheaper and can be used forever... More
Answered By: Barbara E - 9/26/2007
 
peroxide and water
Answered By: nightdancer62 - 9/29/2007
 
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