I have to clean a kitchen wall that has about 10 years worth of cooking
grease and food stains (tomato sauce). Scrubbing seems to be taking
forever. Are any of those steam cleaners worth their salt? Or is plain old
elbow grease the only way to go. P.S. I have tried Fantastik and cleanser
(separate trys). Also, what is the best way to paint closets?
TSP (trisodium phosphate) available at any good paint store is the
best wall cleaner/ prep.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
It can be hazardous to use, but oven cleaner works great on dissolving
grease. A non-spray type will be much safer to use. Use chemical
rubber gloves, protective clothing, and safety glasses. Allow the
product to work for 10 minutes or so, then rinse with clear water.
Painting a closet is just like painting a small room, but a trouble
light may be helpful.
Oven cleaner can be used to strip paint and other finishes. There are
cleaners made to remove grease and dirt from painted surfaces. They should
be used instead. In this particular case, if the stains can not be removed,
the wall needs to be repainted.
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