How to Clean Painted Walls From 10 Stubborn Stains


Well, cleaning the wall is probably not anyone’s favorite thing. But sometimes it becomes so necessary to do especially when the stain is so yucky. How could it be removed without re-painting?

Fortunately, there are easy ways to do it. Down here is a list of wall-cleaning hacks for 10 different stains you might have on your walls. These tricks are practical, quick, and easy. So you do not need to hire a cleaning team to remove those stains. So check them out and try these tricks at your home. Let’s go!!

How to clean crayon stain

  • Make a paste of baking soda and some water
  • Apply the paste to the stained area
  • Use a sponge to scrub it gently
  • Wash it with soapy water
  • Rinse with clear water

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How to clean black mold

  • Dilute some baking soda to the water-vinegar mixture.
  • Spray the solution to the stained area. Let it sit for few hours and wipe with a damp cloth.

CAUTION: vinegar smells strange and could be bothering for some people. So make sure your windows are open and you are using a mask. You can also mix the solution with essential oil to fight the bad odor.

How to clean a wax stain

  • Grab your hair dryer and turn it on to the maximum heat.
  • Put it so close to the wax stain so the wax melts.
  • Grab some paper towel and quickly wipe the melted wax.

How to clean pen ink stain

  • Mix baking soda and water to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste to the stained area.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Wipe the paste gently using a clean white cloth.

How to clean permanent marker stain

  • Spray the stained area with hairspray [that contains alcohol]
  • Wipe it with a white cloth.
  • Repeat as needed.

How to remove pencil stain

  • Wet the corner of a magic eraser.
  • Use it to rub the pencil mark
  • That’s it 😉


How to remove cigarette smoke stain


  • Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of ammonia, and 1-2 liters of warm water.
  • Soak a sponge in the solution
  • Use the rough side of the sponge to rub the stained area.
  • Repeat as needed.
  • Wash the wall with clear water.
  • Wipe using a dry clean cloth.

How to remove the grease stain

  • Just mix 2-3 drops of dish soap with a cup of warm water.
  • Soak a clean cloth in the solution.
  • Use the soaked cloth to rub the stain.
  • If this gentle trick doesn’t work, soak the clean cloth with a mixture of vinegar and water and use it to rinse the wall.
  • For the last step, don’ forget to wipe it all with a clean dry cloth.


How to remove food stain

  • Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply it to the stained area. Rub it with a clean cloth. Wash with clean water and dry with a clean towel.
  • For a stubborn stain, combine a pinch baking soda, some apple cider vinegar, some ammonia, and 2 liters of warm water.
  • Put on your gloves and grab a sponge to rub the solution over the stained area.
  • Wash with water.
  • After that, wipe the area with a dry clean cloth.

How to remove hair dye stain

  • Soak the magic eraser
  • Squeeze the eraser
  • Use it to scrub the stained area in a circular motion
  • Wipe it all with a clean dry cloth

I intentionally put cleaning tips for 10 different stains because I understand that every home is different. Every home has its own story. Maybe you just bought a home from a smoker. Maybe your home is full of creative kids. Maybe your home is full of creative chefs.

No matter what kind of wall stain you got on the wall, just bookmark this post to make sure you can take a look at it whenever you need.


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2 thoughts on “How to Clean Painted Walls From 10 Stubborn Stains”

  1. When you say “Dilute some baking soda to the water-vinegar mixture.” What water-vinegar mixture are you speaking of? I cannot find in the article.

    1. Hi, Katie!

      Sorry about that!

      Water-vinegar mixture : 1 part of warm water plus 1 part of vinegar.

      You can increase the percentage of vinegar if the black mold is too stubborn.

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