Wall Stain Cleaning


Old 05-17-02, 09:44 AM
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Wall Stain Cleaning

The walls in my home were painted with satin paint about 2 years ago. There are some stains that have occured since then that will not clean off. I'm not sure what caused them and they do not all seem to be from the same source. They appear like shoe scuff marks that you would see on a floor. Is there something I can use to remove them that will not harm the paint?
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Old 05-19-02, 03:21 PM
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It is unlikely that you will remove stains that have 'bled' through your topcoat. They could be water or nicotine stains. The best and easiest bet is to prime that entire wall with a shellac-based sealer such as B-I-N or Moore's SPS...then repaint the wall. That way, the stain will never again bleed through. You can also try to scrub it off with TSP, but priming is a sure fire winner.
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Removing scuff marks from wall

Some wall paints do not respond well to washing. Take a damp cloth and a little baking soda and gently rub the scuff marks.

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