Walls are a significant part of your care home. The walls give your care home the outward appearance to visitors and families who visit. With a good looking wall in a care home, comes a homely experience for the elderly. The wall gives your home interior and exterior a modest appearance. People tend to touch and lean on the walls regularly; therefore, it is good to maintain their cleanliness. Always remember to repaint and renovate your walls; this is a sign of care for your homes, and it will also give them a welcoming feel. Walls need to be cleaned for germs and grim, to prevent the spread of infection. To do that you need to understand the different types of walls and how each is cleaned.
Examples of wall paintings and finishes
Latex painted walls
Flat, satin and eggshell finishes
Glossy or semi-gloss finishes
How to clean different walls with different paintings
Glossy and semi-gloss home walls cleaning
The paint is mostly used for restrooms and kitchen walls. Therefore, the walls require more attention than you can imagine.
The walls last long and are highly durable as long as you take care of them in the right way.
Make a solution of vinegar and dish detergents and let it set for like 10minutes.
Soak your clean sponge in the solution before you wring it and start your cleaning
Clean your kitchen and restroom home walls in circular motions from top to bottom until they are all completely clean.
Repeat the procedure until you are done with your cleaning replacing your cleaning solution every time it is dirty.
Open all your home windows when done cleaning to fasten the drying of the walls.
Cleaning flat, eggshell and satin home wall finishes
Satin paint looks amazing on the interior of a care home wall because it does not bounce back the light from your lamps. The paint is less durable during the cleaning process. Therefore; we should avoid scrubbing and using harsh chemicals and degreasers when cleaning the walls.
Mix drops of dish detergent to water 2-3 spoons of vinegar to warm water.
Use a soft sponge to clean. Soak the sponge into the warm water and live it for a few minutes the wring it.
Start cleaning your walls from top to bottom in circular motions.
Repeat the process until your home wall is clean.
Open all your home windows open and leave your wall to dry.
Cleaning oil-based painted home walls
Make a solution of vinegar or detergent to begin your painted wall cleaning.
Use a non-abrasive sponge to clean your wall. wring the sponge before you start your cleaning
Clean your wall in circular motions from top to bottom.
Cleaning latex home walls
Use an all-purpose cleaner and warm water. Avoid using any abrasive to avoid ruining your wall.
Use a soft sponge together with the warm water to clean your wall.
Clean the wall gently in circular motions from top to bottom till it is all clean.
Rinse your wall with clean water and a clean sponge to finish.
In case your wall has stains, you can use vinegar and water to clean, or you can also use baking soda paste for stubborn stains.
Care home walls might be forgotten most of the time thinking that they don’t need care, but they also easily trap germs. Consequently, this may lead to infections to the elderly in these homes. Also, during cleaning, make sure to observe the type of walls this will help retain their adorable look without ruining them. Walls also give the first impression to care homes when families and visitors visit.