Walls and ceilings are one of the most neglected areas of any home. So once a year, I make sure that they get a thorough cleaning. Since I painted them with flat interior paint, this process can be a little tricky.
I vacuum all the ceiling and walls with a clean dust brush vacuum attachment.
Next, I fill a bucket with warm water and a few drops of dish soap and a new car sponge. Flat interior paint is a little delicate so no harsh cleaners.
Always start from the top and work your way down. Squeeze as much water out of the sponge to prevent streaking.
This year, I repainted the kitchen but normally would handle the kitchen walls differently then the rest of the living area walls. I head to the kitchen after cleaning the rest of the house and add a degreaser to a fresh bucket of water, along with a little stronger multi-purpose cleaner.
I do not was the ceiling but try to remove any spots as I wash the walls.
I also carry post-it notes with me and use them to highlight areas of the walls that need a touch of paint or a hole that might need to be fixed. I can easily find these spots later and take care of it quickly.
Overall, I feel good when this process is done and glad I don’t have to do it until next year.