Cleaning Base Boards

Our baseboards are in dire need of a good cleaning and I just hate to do it. They are painted with white semi-gloss paint and they show everything. Having a Saint Bernard and 3 cats doesn't help either. Does anyone know an easier way to clean them than the "on my hands and knees" deal. Thanks so much.

Jenny in KY

Ad
January 15, 20050 found this helpful

I sweep mine regularly with a broom and use a mop to clean them!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 15, 20050 found this helpful

Pay a neighbor kid 25 cents per foot to clean them. Hehe.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
January 16, 20050 found this helpful

homeschoolin_mum has the right idea. I am a janitor and this is how I do them. Much faster and a lot less painful.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 16, 20050 found this helpful

Place an old pair of sports socks, sprayed with a bit of vinegar and water. Then just use your feet to do a quick cleaning.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 17, 20050 found this helpful

Use a sponge mop and put a squirt of mop-n-glo in the water and the next time all the gunk will wipe off easily.

Next time you paint, use glossy paint on baseboards for easier cleanup.

cj

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 17, 20050 found this helpful

You can buy a tub cleaner. It is a plastic wand with a sponge and scrubber attached. I clean my kitchen floor under my table with them. My chair legs have the rubber caps and it leaves black marks on the floor. This way you don't have to get down on your hands and knees. I also agree with the gloss paint.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 13, 20050 found this helpful

Would 409 cleaner give them a kick? I'll do anything not to have to get down on all 4's to clean them. I use a mop too, but it does get the ground in stuff up.

Help

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
April 9, 20070 found this helpful

try mr clean magic erasers,they clean almost everything.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
July 5, 20070 found this helpful

I love sock method. Sweeping them every time you vaccum the room is a quick preventative measure that prevents heavy buildup and back-breaking work.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Washing Walls and Ceilings
Washing Walls and Ceilings
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning WallsJanuary 15, 2005
Guides
Cleaning Plastic Cutting Boards
Cleaning Plastic Cutting Boards
Felt Pieces
Making Felt/Flannel Boards and Pieces
Emery Boards
Using Emery Boards
Old Ironing Board
Uses for Old Ironing Boards
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 4, 2016 at 5:07:41 AM on 10.0.2.22 in 3 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!