How to Clean Different Types of Stains from Walls

January 30th, 2023

Hello there! Accidents happen, and it’s not the end of the world if you leave a stain on the wall. Simple precautions such as using a tablecloth during meals, keeping an eye on the kids while they play, and mopping up accidents immediately will help prevent them in the future. Don’t be concerned if you wind up with a stain. There are techniques to clean it without causing damage to the wall. To be safe, test the cleaning solution in a small, inconspicuous area first.

Don’t be concerned about the stains on the wall; they can be easily removed. Let us assist you in removing them and restoring your walls to their original condition.

Grease and oil stains

These are like unwanted guests who just won’t leave! But don’t worry, you can send them packing with a mixture of warm water and dish soap, or a degreaser. They won’t know what hit them!

Crayon or pen marks

Looks like your little artist has been busy! But no need to worry, a Magic Eraser or some rubbing alcohol on a cloth should do the trick. Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove ink stains as well from walls. Apply a small amount of alcohol to a cloth and gently rub the stain.

Dirt and grime

A solution of water and vinegar can be used to clean dirt and grime from walls. Mix equal parts water and vinegar and apply to a cloth. Gently rub the stain and rinse the area with water.

Food and beverage spills

Uh oh, someone had a little too much fun with their drink or meal! No problem, just grab a damp cloth and mild soap, or a stain remover specifically designed for the type of stain. Adiós, stubborn spaghetti sauce or red wine stain!

Mold and mildew

Ew, what’s that green stuff on the wall? Fear not, a mixture of water and white vinegar, or a mold-killing cleaner will take care of it. Mold and mildew, say goodbye to your wall-dwelling days!

Water stains

Water stains can be removed by wiping the area with a clean cloth and allowing it to air dry. If the stain remains, try using a solution of water and vinegar.

Pet stains

It’s always the cute, cuddly ones who cause trouble! How did it end up on the wall? Who knows! But don’t worry, clean up with a mixture of water and white vinegar or an enzymatic cleaner designed for pet stains.

Smoke and soot

Fire? What fire? A mixture of water and dish soap or a dry-cleaning solvent designed for soot removal will take care of it.


A rust remover specifically designed for walls can be used to remove rust stains. Follow the instructions on the product label.

Stains from hairspray or spray paint

Looks like someone got a little too creative! But don’t fret, use a solvent designed for removing the specific type of stain.


Hey, no one is asking you any questions, but we are keeping an eye on you. Nevertheless, a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean blood stains from walls. Mix equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide and apply to a cloth. Rub the area gently and rinse with water.

Just remember to always test on a tiny, inconspicuous section of the wall first to verify that it does not damage the paint or wallpaper and you’ll be fine. If not, get in contact with us for professional cleaning solutions.