How to Clean Eggshell Paint for a Fresh, Elegant Look

calander Feb 28 , 2023 user-icon Nash Painting

Let's say you painted your home a while back and are loving that gorgeous new look. But life takes its toll, and now you need to give your walls a quick wash. Not a full repaint yet-just a refresh, maybe removing a few smudges here and there. Do you need to know how to clean eggshell paint without damaging the finish? In this blog post we'll discuss how to do exactly that, as well as provide tips on maintaining a pristine appearance.

Table of Contents:

  • Preparing to Clean Eggshell Paint
    • Gather Supplies:

    • Prepare the Room:

    • Test a Small Area:

  • Cleaning Eggshell Paint

  • Maintaining Eggshell Paint

  • Conclusion

Getting Ready To Clean Painted Walls

Gather Supplies:

Before you start cleaning eggshell paint, it's important to make sure you have the right supplies: mild soap/detergent, warm water, soft cloth/sponge, clean rags for drying, and gloves.

Prepare the Room:

To protect your furniture and flooring from damage while cleaning, cover them with drop cloths or plastic sheeting before beginning. Make sure all windows are closed so that dust doesn't blow in while you work.

Test a Small Area:

Eggshell paint is sensitive to some cleaners, so it's best to test out your chosen cleaner on an inconspicuous area of the wall first before tackling larger sections. If everything looks good after testing a small area, you should be good to go.

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Cleaning Paint with an Eggshell Finish

When cleaning eggshell paint, the key is to use mild soap and water. A soft cloth or sponge should be used for gentle scrubbing and then rinsed with clean water. It's best to avoid harsh chemicals or abrasives when dealing with eggshell paint as they can damage the finish.

For tougher stains, try using baking soda mixed with a bit of warm water until it forms a paste-like consistency. Gently rub this onto the stain in circular motions and let sit for 10 minutes before wiping off with a damp cloth and then drying completely. This method is also great for removing stubborn marks like crayon or marker from walls without damaging the finish of your paint job. For more serious stains like grease or oil spots, you'll want to opt for an all-purpose cleaner specifically designed for interior painting projects like this one – just make sure it doesn't contain bleach.

To keep your freshly painted walls looking their best over time, remember these tips: always use mild soaps when washing; never use harsh chemicals; gently scrub surfaces; rinse well after washing; dust often; spot clean as needed; and use appropriate cleaners depending on what type of stain needs removal (e.g., grease/oil vs crayon/marker). Following these simple steps will ensure that your eggshell painted walls last for years to come.

Key Takeaway: To maintain eggshell paint, it's important to use mild soap and water when cleaning; scrub gently with a soft cloth or sponge and avoid harsh chemicals. For tougher stains, baking soda mixed with warm water can be used in circular motions before wiping off with a damp cloth - this way your walls will remain looking their best for years.

Maintaining Eggshell Paint

Maintenance is key! Dusting regularly helps since it prevents dirt and debris from settling into the paint, causing discoloration, plus it helps you catch any stains early while they're easier to remove. We also recommend routine touch-ups. Why wait until a full repaint is needed, right?

Keep your eggshell paint looking fresh and clean. Dust weekly, spot-clean spillssmudges ASAP, and use mild soap & water for light stains. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasives. #EggshellPaint

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What's the Takeaway?

With a few simple steps you can keep your eggshell paint clean without damaging the finish or compromising its quality.

Have more questions about interior painting in Nashville? Contact us at Nash Painting! We're here to help and would love to serve you and your home.