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DIY Wall Cleaner

Get Rid of Marks With DIY Wall Cleaner

You might not always think about it, but adding your walls to your cleaning routine is a smart way to keep your paint looking its best. Instead of lugging around a soapy bucket and sponge for scrubbing, DIY your own all-natural cleaner that does an awesome job. Use it on scuffs and messy hand marks or to give walls a deep cleaning as needed. And you can even add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to leave a lovely scent.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 tablespoon Borax
  • Spray bottle
  • Funnel (as needed)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add the Borax to the spray bottle, using a funnel as needed. Borax is actually a laundry booster but is also tough on grease and other stains, making it a great addition to this cleaner. Add the liquid dish soap, which also tackles marks, and top with the vinegar. It might bubble a bit, which is totally fine. The vinegar is a natural disinfectant, whisking away set-in scents.

  1. Top with hot water, and give a gentle swirl to mix the ingredients together. You can also drip in 10 drops of your favorite essential oil, personalizing the cleaner.
  2. Screw on the spray top, and you're ready to start cleaning. To use, spritz over the walls, and wipe with a soft cloth.

Makes 16 ounces of wall cleaner that also works wonderfully on countertops and laminate floors.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff
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