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Cleaning Your Ceiling

June 3, 2010

If your ceiling and walls are dirty (in my case, yellow from the previous owner smoking), a microfiber mop does a fast and amazing job of cleaning them. I sprayed it with a bit of Simple Green for the first pass, but I don't know if it was really necessary because the smoke residue seemed to come off fine with just water.

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I also used the mop to clean the outside of the fridge and cabinets, and several doors and shelves; anything big and flat, really. I recommend that you shorten the handle of the mop if you can. Don't worry about corners and small areas. You can spot-clean them afterward.

By j from Seattle, WA

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Years ago, we couldn't afford to paint the white ceilings of the trailer house we had purchased. I decided to try an idea I thought might work to brighten up the gray looking ceilings.

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I sprayed vinegar on my ceiling in the bathroom and then used my floor Swiffer to clean it up. Made this hard job easier for me but I bet you already knew that trick..



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By Jukea (Guest Post)
April 13, 20050 found this helpful

Thanks! that's the next Spring Housecleaning project and I'm going to try your idea. We already are cleaning panelling with dustmop-for-walls-only sprayed with Panel Magic (areosol cleaner for panelling) and this works great,too.

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I have elevated ceilings that have soot marks and are dirty. Does anyone know what type of tool I can get to clean them without leaving bits and pieces say from a sponge mop?

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