All it needs to maintain your surfaces looking new is regular cleaning, quick spot and stain treatment, and the occasional mending of chips and scrapes.
Clean the walls by dusting them.
Running a microfiber dusting cloth on a long-handled broom across your walls every month or two is the simplest way of getting rid of the dirt, filth, and cobwebs that decrease the lifetime of your paint throughout most rooms. You don’t have to take down any pictures or rearrange your furniture.
Hidden areas don’t become too dirty—and therefore don’t appear anyway. Really shouldn’t forget about the ceiling; flying dust gathers there defying gravity. A whole room should take no more than 10 or 15 min to finish. Hoovering with a small brush is also effective, as is Grandma’s method of wrapping a clean, white cloth all around tip of a broom.
Walls in the kitchen and bathroom should be cleaned.
Clean the painted parts of bathroom and kitchen walls at most once a year to eliminate the leftovers of food and hot showers. Other rooms should be checked as well, especially if they are frequently used by youngsters or a smoker, or if they have a fire or wood-burning furnace.
Begin at the bottom. Using a clean sponge and a water and soap solution, gently scrub the area. After you’ve washed and rinsed a little area, go up and clean a space that somewhat overlaps what you’ve just done. Using an old cloth, dry the wall. Remember to clean the woodwork as well.
Before washing painted walls, conduct a test.
Semi gloss and glossy paints are usually applied by a high quality small paint roller. They are often used in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as on wood, are easy to wash. Most current flat and satin paints are also removable, but try them in a hidden location first. If the colour on your sponge chalks, don’t rinse it. Unless you’re going to repaint, never clean with trisodium phosphate (TSP); it dampens the finish.
Wash regions with a lot of foot traffic.
Even though you don’t need to clean the entire room, the regions around switches and thermometers may require cleaning from time to time. Also, that patch behind the couch where someone’s hair has left a greasy stain. Dust and filth collect on the walls around TVs as well as other electronics, as well as above heating vents and radiators. If dusting fails to remove them, clean the area.
Repair any damage.
Polish up paint damages as soon as possible to make sure it stays new. Retouch a scraped or damaged surface with sandpaper and paint, padding the colour over the nearby region. First, fill the holes. Whenever touching up a refractory stain, treat it with stain sealer. If bubbling and peeling are the result of a leak, address the leak first, then scrape, sand, and repainted the area. Use leftover paints from of the original project whenever possible.
Apply lead paint on the surface.
Many paints contained hazardous lead until 1978. A laboratory test is by far the most reliable approach to test questionable paint. Send a painting chip to the laboratory for a review. Seal any remaining lead paint with 2 coats of high-quality paint. The lead is confined and poses no hazard as long as new painting is sound.