Cleaning Your Ceiling

June 3, 2010

Cleaning Your CeilingIf 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.


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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May 27, 2010

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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March 10, 2005

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..



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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June 3, 2010

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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