Can You Use Fabuloso on Painted Walls?

Fabuloso is known for being able to clean all types of surfaces, but can you use it on painted walls? The answer is yes, but there are some things you need to keep in mind.

Fabuloso is usually safe enough to use on painted walls, but it’s important to identify what type of paint is used so you can clean the wall properly without damage.¬†This will ensure that the paint does not come off when you are cleaning.

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In this blog post, we will discuss how to safely clean painted walls with Fabuloso so that your home is picture-perfect from head to toe.

Can You Use Fabuloso on Painted Walls?

Fabuloso is advertised as being safe for walls. It is a slightly acidic but nearly pH-neutral cleaner that is relatively gentle on your walls.

This means you’re not likely to experience any damage to your painted walls when using Fabuloso.

However, there are still a few things you need to keep in mind:

  • First, identify what type of paint is used on your walls. If you’re not sure, test a small area first to see how the Fabuloso reacts with your paint before cleaning the entire wall.
  • Second, always dilute the Fabuloso with water according to the instructions on the bottle. This will help to prevent any damage to your walls.
  • Third, use a soft sponge or cloth when cleaning painted walls with Fabuloso. Abrasive scrubbing pads can damage paint, so it’s best to avoid them.

With these guidelines, you should have a safe and effective wall-cleaning session.

How to Clean Your Walls With Fabuloso

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Now that you know how to safely clean your painted walls with Fabuloso, it’s time to get to cleaning!

  • First, gather all the supplies you’ll need. Since walls are really big and tall, make sure you have a secure chair or ladder that you can use to reach the top of the wall.

You’ll also need a bucket, sponge, and Fabuloso. Some dry towels are helpful to have around as well.

  • Start cleaning by mixing the Fabuloso with water in a bucket according to the instructions on the bottle.
  • Once you have your solution, dip your sponge or cloth into the bucket and start washing your wall from the top to the bottom, which will prevent streaks and drips.

Be sure to rinse your sponge or cloth frequently in a bucket of water to avoid spreading dirt and grime around.

  • When you’re finished, allow the wall to air dry or use a clean towel to dry it off. Assess the wall once it’s dry. If you still see any dirt or grime, you may need to repeat the process.

However, most walls will be sparkling clean after just one round of cleaning with Fabuloso.

Feel free to open windows and turn on any fans to speed up the drying process and reduce the scent’s strength.

And don’t forget to wipe down the baseboards at the end! Oftentimes, when cleaning the walls, dirt and grime will be pushed down onto the baseboards.

A quick wipe with Fabuloso will leave your entire room looking clean and smelling fresh.

Adjust Your Cleaning Based on Paint Type

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As mentioned above, it’s important to know what type of paint is on your walls so that you can treat it with care.

Here are some common types of indoor house paint for you to consider, with tips on how to clean them:

Eggshell, Flat, or Stained Finishes

These paints are more fragile and less durable. This means that they’re more likely to flake or rub off.

Consider diluting your normal strength Fabuloso by a third or a quarter to ensure that the cleaner is gentle enough.

Glossy or Semi-Gloss Finishes

These finishes are more durable and can withstand more scrubbing. This means that you can use Fabuloso at full strength without worrying about damaging the paint.

Latex Paint

Latex paint is the most common type of paint used in homes. It’s durable and can withstand a good amount of scrubbing without damage.

You can use Fabuloso at full strength on latex-painted walls.

Oil-Based Paint

Oil-based paints are less common than latex paints but are still used in some homes. They’re very durable and resistant to damage.

You can use Fabuloso at full strength on oil-based paints.

The Bottom Line

By following these simple tips, you can safely clean your painted walls with Fabuloso and keep them looking like new. So go ahead and give it a try! Your walls will thank you.

Have you ever used Fabuloso on painted walls? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy cleaning!

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