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Mold on Walls

How to Clean Mold on Painted Walls and CeilingBathrooms and other humid areas can begin to grow mold on the walls and ceilings. This is a page about removing mold from painted walls and ceiling.

 

Cleaning Nicotine Off Walls

Cleaning Nicotine (Cigarette Smoke) Off...A home occupied by smokers will collect nicotine residue on the walls and other surfaces. This is a page about cleaning nicotine (cigarette smoke) off walls.

 

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Removing Soot from Walls and CeilingSoot can be deposited on walls from smoke or even a poorly trimmed candle wick. This is a page about removing soot from walls.

 

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Removing Pen Ink from WallsThis is a page about removing pen ink from walls. Removing ink from walls needs to be done carefully so as not to damage the paint.

 

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Removing Pen Marks from Wallpaper?My son has drawn ball point pen on the wallpaper and I have tried nail polish remover and other cleaning products but I have to be careful not to tear the paper as he has pierced it with the pen already.

 

A woman dyeing her hair.

Removing Hair Dye on a Painted WallThis is a page about removing hair dye on a painted wall. Anytime you try to clean spots and stains on a painted wall you want to use care so as not the damage the paint.

 

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Removing Tape Residue From Walls?This is a page about removing tape residue from walls. Tape that is left too long on walls can leave residue that can be difficult to remove without damaging the paint.

 

cleaning grease off wallpaper

Cleaning Grease Off WallpaperThis is a page about cleaning grease off wallpaper. Cooking, little fingers, and other activities can leave grease spots on your wallpaper.

 

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Removing Scuff Marks on WallsCare must be taken when removing scuff marks from painted and unpainted walls to prevent damage to the finish. This is a page about removing scuff marks on walls.

 

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Cleaning Smoke Stains from Walls

Cleaning Smoke Off WallsKitchen fires, candles and other occurrences can leave smoke residue on your walls. This is a page about cleaning smoke off walls.

 

Commercial Kitchen Stovetop and tile backsplash

Cleaning Grease Splatters Off WallsThis is a page about cleaning grease splatters off walls. Cooking grease is notorious for spattering all over the stove, walls, floor, and sometimes you.

 

Pillar candles on a glass plate with river rocks.

Cleaning Candle Wax from WallsThis is a page about cleaning candle wax from walls. It is not uncommon for candle wax to get on the wall. Simply blowing out your candles too hard can splatter melted wax on the wall.

 

Woman talking on phone will smoking a cigarette in front of vinyl wallpaper

Cleaning Nicotine Stains from Vinyl WallpaperThis is a page about cleaning nicotine stains from vinyl wallpaper. Nicotine in cigarettes mixes with oxygen and creates a yellow stain that can accumulate on your walls.

 

Washing Walls and Ceilings

Washing Walls and CeilingsThis is a page about washing walls and ceilings. An important, if not fun part, of home maintenance is washing the walls and ceilings on occasion.

 

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Removing Dried Paint from WallpaperThis is a page about removing dried paint from wallpaper. It is easy to accidentally get paint on your wallpaper when repainting the ceiling or trim.

 

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Removing WD40 from Walls?I moved into a home where the previous owner used WD 40 on the door hinges to keep them from squeaking. Now I have oil residue on the walls behind the doors. How can I get oil off of painted walls?

 

Man in dressing robe smoking cigar with wallpaper in the background

Cleaning Nicotine Stains from WallpaperThis is a page about cleaning nicotine stains from wallpaper. Removing the yellow stains caused by the nicotine in cigarette smoke can be tricky, if it is on some types of wallpaper.

 

A girl spraying hairspray.

Removing Hairspray Build Up on WallsUnfortunately while using hair spray to style your hair, the spray can get on walls and other surfaces. This is a page about removing hairspray build up on walls.

 

Removing Permanent Marker Off Walls

Removing Permanent Marker from WallsWhen your child uses the wall as their canvas or your accidentally get permanent marker on the wall it needs to be cleaned off carefully. This is a page about removing permanent marker from walls.

 

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Remove Pen From The Wall?How can I remove splashes of felt tip pen off my bedroom wall?

 

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Dry Erase Marker on Walls?My nephew drew all over the walls in our study with dry erase marker! I've tried Mr. Clean sponge and fingernail polish remover but everything also takes the paint off!

 

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Prestik Stains on Walls?We have recently moved into a rented house. The previous people had used a ring of Prestik to hang decorative plates in the bathroom. When they were removed, it left a greasy mark on the wall.

 

Crayon marks on a wall.

Removing Crayon From WallsThis is a page about removing crayon from walls. Removing crayon from walls is something that every parent has to do at some point. Unfortunately, crayon can be pretty difficult to remove.

 

A coffee maker in the kitchen.

Removing a Coffee Stain on a Wall?This is a page about removing a coffee stain on a wall. Coffee can spatter onto the wall in your kitchen leaving an unsightly stain.

 

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Balloons

Cleaning Melted Balloon Off a Painted Wall?This is a page about cleaning melted balloon off a painted wall. Latex balloons can melt in the heat and become stuck to many surfaces leaving a unique cleaning job.

 

Green paint on a brick wall.

Cleaning Paint from BrickThis is a page about cleaning paint from brick. Bricks have a rough, porous surface that can make paint removal difficult. When removing paint you want to avoid damaging the bricks or the mortar.

 

A before and after photo of cleaning writing on a wall.

Removing Oil Pastel, Crayon and Pencil Writing on WallWhen there's kids at home, always expect a mess. Children, especially toddlers love to draw anywhere and mostly on walls. The worst thing is, they draw with different coloring materials such as wax crayons. I was pretty worried seeing my apartment walls full of crayon and oil pastel drawings. Good thing I discovered this very effective way of cleaning this kind of mess.

 

A little girl putting on nail polish.

Cleaning Nail Polish Off a Wall?Nail polish can spill or spatter and get onto surfaces unexpectedly, such as walls. Care needs to be used when trying to remove it so as not to damage the paint. This page contains suggestions for cleaning nail polish off a wall.

 

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Removing Scuffs on Wall?Thanks for the ball trick I will try it out! I haven't been able to find anything to take scuff marks off of MDF board, that we have on the walls of our gym.

 

Cans of spray paint in various colors.

Removing Spray Paint From Walls?This is a page about removing spray paint from walls. Sometimes when using spray paint on a project, it can accidentally get on your wall.

 

Wallpaper Glue

Removing Painted Wallpaper Glue?This is a page about removing painted wallpaper glue. Trying to fix a previous homeowner's projects can be frustrating. A prime example of the is when someone has stripped wallpaper and then painted over the glue left on the wall.

 

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Removing Hair Dye from Painted Walls?How do I get hair dye off painted walls?

 

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Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall?How can you removing hair dye from bathroom wall?

 

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Cleaning Unpainted Plaster Walls?This is a page about cleaning unpainted plaster walls. When your unpainted plaster walls need to be cleaned there are so things to keep in mind, as the plaster is somewhat porous.

 

Cleaning Wood Paneling

Cleaning Wood Paneling?This page is about cleaning wood paneling. Find the best way to clean the wood panels on your walls.

 

Blue Flame of Gas Stove

Removing Yellow Wall Stains from Gas Stove?This page is about removing yellow wall stains from gas stove. Without repainting there may be ways to clean the wall by a gas stove.

 

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Removing Soot Marks on a Concrete Wall?How to you remove black soot marks on an outside concrete wall from your BBQ?

 

Faint lighter lines on wall.

Shaving Cream Left Light Lines on Painted Wall?Last weekend I had a party that got a little crazy and some kids covered my whole bathroom with shaving cream and it left a faint line where it had been sprayed. I was wondering if any of you knew if there was a product that could be used to get rid of these faint lines?

 

Blue and white retro wallpaper.

Cleaning WallpaperThis is a page about cleaning wallpaper. It may be necessary to clean your wallpaper periodically. Properly cleaning your wallpaper will keep it looking nice for many years.

 

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Cleaning Vinyl Wallpaper?How do you remove smoke from vinyl wallpaper?

 

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Cleaning Redwood Walls?How do I clean redwood walls with satin sealer on them?

 

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How Can I Remove Hair Spray from Wallpaper?I have navy blue and white striped wallpaper in my bathroom. I've tried several different cleaners to remove hair spray droplets. I've yet to find one that works. Any ideas?

 

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How Do I Remove Kerosene Soot from Walls and Ceiling?I have a kerosene heater. When I woke up, I had black all over my walls, ceiling, and rugs. What do I do to get it out of my house and do I have to stay out my house for a certain amount of time?

 

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Removing Nail Glue from Walls?How do I get nail glue off my walls? The lady that I bought my house from used nail glue to glue ceiling tiles on the walls, I'm not sure why. I was able to get the tiles off, but now have gobs of glue everywhere

 

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Cleaning Bird Droppings Off Painted Walls?How do I get bird poo off painted walls?

 

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Mold on Wooden Walls?How do I get mold out of my wooden walls?

 

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Permanent Marker on Wallpaper?What is good to clean permanent marker from wall paper? The Magic Eraser removes the ink from the wall paper.

 

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Use Rag Wrapped Squeegee to Clean WallsWhen washing walls, wrap a rag that has been dipped in your choice of the cleaning product and water then rung out around a squeegee. It is a very efficient way to clean walls.

 

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Removing Pritt Brand Glue from Wallpaper?How do I remove Pritt brand glue from wall paper without damaging the paper?

 

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Removing Crayon from Wallpaper?My lovely 3 year old son is fast becoming a graffiti artist. Does anyone know how to remove crayon from wallpaper?

 

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Removing Stickers From Wallpapered Wall?How can I remove bedroom wall stickers? I have wall stickers in one of the kid's bedrooms. They are the type that you get specifically to decorate bedroom walls. Some are quite small and some are about the size of my hand.

 

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Cleaning Stucco Walls?We moved into a house with stucco type walls in the kitchen. There is a lot of greasy, gunky build up on the walls. How do I clean this gunk without tearing up my hands, walls, and rags? Thanks for any help you can give me.

 

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Sharpie Marks on Walls?How do you remove sharpie marks from walls without rubbing the paint off?

 

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Removing Pencil Marks from Wallpaper?How do I remove a pencil drawing, without damaging the wallpaper? The paper is pink and has love hearts that are raised.

 

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Black Marks on Walls?This winter we started developing a dark or black substance on our plasterboard walls in the living room. It is slightly in the kitchen, very dark on the wooden cover over the attic in front of the bathroom doorway, and just slightly in the computer room behind the bedroom.

 

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Permanent Marker on Paneled Walls?How to get permanent marker off paneled walls?

 

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Oil Stains On Sheet Rock?Fuel oil was recently spilled on the sheet rock wall next to our oil tank. I can see the areas where the fuel oil stained the wall. What product is best to use for cleaning the spots? The wall had been painted with latex paint.

 

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Removing Stickers From Painted Wall?How do you remove stickers from a wall without removing the paint?

 

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Removing Wallpaper Adhesive?I have removed the wall paper border, but the adhesive remained on the wall. Does anyone have a solution for removal? I have tried to sand it off, but it is time consuming and dusty. Has anyone just painted over it? It is in a bathroom. Thank you.

 

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Removing Hand Sanitizer Stain On Wall?My mother accidentally got hand sanitizer on a painted wall in her bathroom. After numerous attempts to clean it off, it is still there. Any suggestions? Thanks.

 

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Cleaning Walls in a Mobile Home?I live in a mobile home, and the glue that they used in the panels is showing through. To make matters worse, yes, we are smokers. How can I clean these stains off?

 

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Cleaning Steam Marks Off Bathroom Wall?How do I clean steam marks off of bathroom wall. Liquid cleaner doesn't work and the brown steam marks look terrible even after washing the wall down in the spring.

 

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Baking Soda To Clean Crayon Off WallsWere your little ones just busy coloring with crayons on the wall? This solution works wonderfully. A damp rag dipped in baking soda will remove those horrifying crayon marks with little effort.

 

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Removing Butter Stains From Wall?My 2 year old went to the fridge and got hold of the butter. Last week she did the sharpie on the wall thing(by the way all advise on this was great).

 

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Removing Dirty Marks After Taking Pictures Down?What is the best way to remove the dirty marks on my painted walls after taking pictures down?

 

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Dog Saliva Stains on Walls?I have matte finish walls and have discovered that the dog has left saliva on the wall (his dog food bowl is right next to it). I've tried cleaning it off with soap/water and the magic eraser, but the spots remain. Any tips, besides repainting?

 

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Ink on a Matte Finish Wall?How do you get ink off a matte finish wall?

 

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Cleaning Dark Panelling?What is the best way to clean very dark panelling? I was asked to help clean someone's panelling in a home where they have no pets, but the occasionally smoke. I was thinking on using my usual bucket of hot water and liquid Lysol.

 

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Stain on Ceiling?Here's a good one. You know those decorative jello like window clingy thingy's that you put in your window for holidays, etc.? Well, my husband and son thought it would be fun to throw them on my white kitchen ceiling.

 

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Crayon on Sand Blasted Knotty Pine?How do you remove red crayon from sand blasted knotty pine wood wall?

 

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Removing Wax From Wallpaper?How do i get wax off wallpaper?

 

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Marker on a Wall?How can I remove marker from a wall without removing the paint?

 

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Playdough Stain on a Wall?Does anyone know how to remove playdough from a textured wall? My 2 year rubbed it in pretty hard and the more I try to remove it, the more the paint comes off.

 

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Removing Glow in the Dark Stickers from Walls?Does anyone have any idea how to get those tiny glow in the dark stickers off painted walls? My daughter had stars on her walls when she was little. Now we are getting ready to paint the room and the stickers are brittle and won't come off, unless I pick pick pick at each tiny one. Plus some residue stays on.

 

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Scuff Marks on Baseboards?How do you get black marks off of white glossy baseboards, caused by the vacuum running up against them? Also, how to get white marks from the same thing (vacuum) off of dark polished wood?

 

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Cleaning Textured Wallpaper?We have 30 year old wallpaper that is not in too bad of condition. We tiled our kitchen floor and now looking at the wall paper, we're thinking of changing it or maybe someone out there knows a good cleaning agent to use, it's textured!

 

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Kerosene Film on Walls?Tips for cleaning the film left by Kerosene off the walls.

 

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Mustard Stain on Wall?How do I get a mustard stain off a wall?

 

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Toothpaste Hardened on Wall?Hope someone can offer some advice. I am attempting to clean a wall in which someone has used toothpaste as a means to hang posters. The green toothpaste has hardened like plaster and will not budge! I have tried soaking it with various cleaners and scraping (gentely) with a blade without success.

 

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Egg Stain on Wall?How do I get raw dried egg off a wall?

 

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Hair Dye on Wallpaper?I was shaking a bottle of brown hair dye and got it all over my white wall paper. Anyone know how to get it off?

 

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Cleaning Oak Paneling?I have relatively new, oak colored paneling and I would like some advice on how to clean it without harsh chemicals or anything that would leave a residue.

 

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Black Marks On Walls From Vacuum?I have black marks on my white walls from the vaccum. They are from the rubber bumpers on the side of the vaccum so you don't scratch or dent the walls. I have tried everything that I can think of to get these off and nothing is working.

 

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How do you remove cooking spray from a sheet-rock wall?My two year old was expressing himself again, this time with canola cooking spray on my laundry room wall. Now I have the "prettiest" greasy spot you ever saw. I thought about dawn and water but I am not sure if you can get that kind of wall wet. Can someone please help me?

 

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Margarine (Oil) Stain on Wall?I'm trying to remove a margrine stain from a painted wall. Soap and water didn't do the trick, and if I rub it too hard, the paint starts to come off. Any suggestions besides painting over it?

 

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Joe's Hand CleanerIf you have permanent Markings or any stains on your wood, walls, or carpet try rubbing Joe's Hand Cleaner on the stain. My 5 year old had been making a project and he put permanent marking on my wood table and I put this product on it.

 

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Wall and Woodwork Cleaner RecipeMix above 3 ingredients in one gallon of hot water.

 

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Brown Water Stains on Fabric Wall?What is the best way to remove a brown water stain from a fabric wall that is inside the cabin of a boat? I've tried some cleaners using a Little Bissel green machine without any affect.

 

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Keeping Mildew From Coming Back?I would like to know how to keep mildew from forming on my walls, especially in the winter time. It really makes a mess, and it's hard to clean as well, especially behind the beds and dresser. Is there anything I can do to keep it from coming back next year? Thanks for any help you can give me.

 

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Wine Stain Off a Wall?How do you get a wine stain off a wall?

 

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Removing Water Stains from Old Wallpaper?I was wondering what if anything could be done to remove water stains from wallpaper? I cannot replace the stained section as they do not make the pattern anymore (antique victorian).

 

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Ink Stains Off Paneling?Help! I am trying to clean a pen mark and permanent ink mark off of paneling in a manufactured home. Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Removing Melted Candle Wax from Walls and TV Cords?How do you get splattered candle wax off of white apartment walls and especially all the tv cords? ):

 

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Cleaning Walls Covered with Aromatic Candle Soot?My neighbour burns nice aromatic candles in a very small space of his studio apt. The walls are coated with this black haze. I have tried everything I can find with not much results. Any new ideas?

 

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Cleaning Very Old Pine Wood Paneling?I recently moved into an older home with very old pine wood paneling that is very dark. I have started cleaning it with Murphy's Wood Oil Soap, which is proving a bit expensive, to say the least. I am trying to find a more economical and quicker way to remove the buildup as this would really brighten the room.

 

Removing Hair Dye Stain on Wall - streaky stain on wall

Removing Hair Dye Stain on Wall?How can I remove this stain? I tried using the Kroger alcohol and it's not working. What else can I use to remove black hair dye from my wall?

 

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Removing Nicotine from Wallpaper?Our mobile home has wallpaper on walls and wood framing around doors and windows. Can I use vinegar and water on the wallpaper or will it peel? Should I use something stronger on the white wood door/window frames?

 

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Painting Over Grease Spots on Walls?Wax deposits were removed from the wall, but grease soaked into the wall surface and left small marks. Which now I don't accept emulsioning over. How can I remove the residue?

 

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