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How do you clean marks off your paintwork?

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YouDoTheMath Mon 08-Aug-11 12:11:56

DP suggested bicarbonate of soda, which is what I have been using with some water. Not sure if I'm getting the ratios right as it seems to take ages plus a lot of elbow grease!

Are there any other ways?

Pootles2010 Mon 08-Aug-11 12:12:41

What mark is it? It might be easier to just re-paint.

lostinindia Mon 08-Aug-11 12:15:00

I used a wet wipe this morning.

AMumInScotland Mon 08-Aug-11 12:44:17

Cif - but gently!

YouDoTheMath Mon 08-Aug-11 13:57:27

Just general scuff marks - people brushing by walls with bags, finger marks on doors etc. Not worth repainting but the sort of thing that really bugs me once I notice it!

Will try a bit of gentle Cif action!

piebald Mon 08-Aug-11 15:16:19

You can buy brilliant little sponge for paintwork-i know lakeland sell them and then so do most cheapo cleaning places now. I just cant remember what they are called. I will go and have a look

cjbartlett Mon 08-Aug-11 15:19:39

Sugar soap or baby wipes

piebald Mon 08-Aug-11 15:21:30

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/9009/Magic-Eraser-Block
They dont seem to advertise them now for paintwork but i am sure this is the same stuff

valiumredhead Mon 08-Aug-11 15:36:03

Wet wipes or magic erasers.

BettyBathroom Mon 08-Aug-11 15:37:14

Mr Muscle kitchen cleaner will get rid of tough marks

YouDoTheMath Mon 08-Aug-11 15:58:11

Oh thanks piebald, I had heard of those Magic Erasers, sounds like good old JML to me!

carminagoesprimal Mon 08-Aug-11 16:02:43

Cif - it's a wonder cream.

krisskross Mon 08-Aug-11 19:52:52

they also sell those blocks in robert dyas- magic eraser- v good for marks on paint work but not great for painted lining paper.

in fact- can someone tell me how to get smeary toddler finger prints off painted lining paper on walls?

stepmad Mon 08-Aug-11 21:09:58

Pound shop do them as well i cut them into fours

Cutiecat Wed 10-Aug-11 15:54:03

Toddler finger prints tend to come off with warm soapy water. It really depends on your paint though.

babycham42 Wed 10-Aug-11 16:12:22

Cif is brilliant but then I polish up with some Pledge as it leaves a smeary finish (this is on doors etc.) Sometimes on painted walls I"ll use a wrung out cloth with washing up liquid and warm water but you must be careful. I sometimes think its just as easy to paint over in certain circumstances (ie. not going to leave a "tidemark")

cat64 Wed 10-Aug-11 16:22:01

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