Are you worried about the cleaning of the walls of your property?
End of lease cleaning is done when you are vacating the rental property. Getting hold of your bond money may be complicated if your rented property is not cleaned properly. Some people choose to clean themselves, but they don’t know the methods and end up doing everything wrong.
So, it is advisable to hire professional cleaners, who are well-trained with the bond back guarantee.
Before your Bond Cleaning, it is essential to get your house well cleaned so you are not pointed out by the owner of the house. Make sure the house looks sparkle clean before you move out of your rental property and hand it over to the landlord. Many people in Brisbane often ignore cleaning the walls of the house as they think of it as a complicated task; many use wrong methods and damage the paint or texture of the house.
If you are unsure of the work, then make sure you hire an expert rather than doing it yourself. Choose Safe Bond Cleaning to get the job of end of lease cleaning done as we are fully aware of the methods to be used to clean the walls properly.
Here are some effective tips and methods that we use to clean walls at the end of lease cleaning.
Washing the walls
Wash the walls properly so that they look new and clear out the stains. Use a good mop, dip into a bucket having a soapy solution and start from left to right and in the up-down direction the wall.
Although, you may need a stronger solution if the walls have stubborn stains. Add a cup of white vinegar in the lukewarm water bucket and use the solution to wipe the walls. Vinegar doesn’t leave any residue, therefore, there is no need to rinse hard.
Products that have alcohol in it shouldn’t be used for washing the walls as it can damage the painted walls by breaking down the paint surface and leaving spots.
Clean unpainted walls
Unpainted walls are easier to clean.
Firstly, remove all the hanging items from the wall and move all the furniture in the middle of the room, so moving while painting is easy. Dust the walls properly; to make the process faster, wrap the towel on the broom and wipe the walls from top to bottom. Scrub the walls with a washcloth and then rinse the walls by wiping it with a damp cloth.
Clean the painted walls
Firstly, remove the cobwebs and dust the walls. After that, wipe the residue and start the process of removing the stains. Scrub the walls by using soapy water and alter rinse with clean water. Keep changing the water once it gets dirty to avoid the dirt on the walls.
Remove stains from wallpapers
Removing the stains from wallpapered walls can be tough. The best method can be vacuuming on a regular basis. Also, use a soft brush on your vacuum when sweeping on the wallpapers, so it doesn’t tear the wallpaper. You can also opt for micro-fiber cloth as it will work for your non-textured wallpaper.
Make sure you check the corner of walls with water and soap solution to understand if the wallpapers are washable or not. If the colour starts to fade, then don’t wash it. Buy wallpaper dough from the paint stores in Brisbane for non-washable wallpapers.
A thorough cleaning is required on exterior walls too as they are exposed to more dust than the walls inside the house.
Use high-pressure cleaning methods for the exterior walls and make sure you use a compatible detergent for high-pressure cleaning. In case, the high-pressure cleaner is not available, use the garden hose attachment or a broom with a long handle.
Greasy stains removal
It takes extra efforts to remove the greasy stains from the walls. You can use cleaning products available for them, but sometimes these stains are dark and it is advised to repaint the area to cover the stain.
You can use some of the solutions and methods to remove stains:
- Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda and one cup warm water and apply it to the area that’s stained, leaving it for 2 minutes. Scrub the paste after 2 minutes.
- Make a solution of one cup of vinegar and one cup warm water and leave it for 2 minutes after applying it to the affected area. Rub it off after that
- Add 2 cups of ammonia in one-gallon hot water and spray it on the stains. After that, scrub it by using a sponge.
Kids draw on walls using crayons, pens, or markers and removing these stains can be tough.
- Use some toothpaste on the stains and leave it for 10 minutes; now, use a cloth to wipe it.
- An alcohol-based hairspray on these stains is effective. Spray it in the stain and use a cloth to wipe it.
- Make a solution using lemon juice, detergent, and ammonia; apply it to the wall and wash the ink stains.
Fingerprints or scratch marks
Use the following methods to get rid of fingerprints or scratch marks on common walls.
- Use baby wipes to remove the stains.
- One cup of dishwashing soap in one-gallon warm water can be used to wipe the finger stains.
- One cup of borax, white vinegar, and one gallon of lukewarm water along with a cup of ammonia can be used to remove the marks of fingerprints.
Cleaning the house is essential during the end of lease cleaning. If you ignore the cleaning and leave the property unclean, then you are at a risk to lose your bond money. Therefore, hire the cleaners from Safe Bond Cleaning in Brisbane to clean your house. We have experts who know all about cleaning properties with RTA approved Bond Cleaning Checklist and are well aware of the techniques too.