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Grease marks on parents' kitchen walls

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Mouseymum Fri 19-Feb-16 23:01:36

Hi all,

Please could you advise what works well to clean off grease marks on kitchen paintwork? My parents never use an extractor fan and are 'relaxed' about cleaning so there is a real build up of greasy marks. Would sugar soap work? Or something else? All suggestions welcome - thanks!

MattDillonsPants Sat 20-Feb-16 03:21:06

I use Ciff!

Muddlewitch Sat 20-Feb-16 03:56:57

Those magic sponge things are good on walls.

cozietoesie Sat 20-Feb-16 08:02:26

What sort of surfaces are you talking about? And is it really bad? (I'm just wondering whether you're at the redecoration point with them.)

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 20-Feb-16 08:09:36

I'd try sugar soap then repaint

wowfudge Sat 20-Feb-16 11:48:30

Yeah, sugar soap then stain stop paint and re-paint. If it's close to the hob, etc get a splashback if there isn't one.

Mouseymum Sat 20-Feb-16 13:43:13

Thank you all. It is quite near redecoration point really but I want to give it one last shot!

ijustwannadance Sat 20-Feb-16 13:53:14

Washing up liquid neat on a damp cloth. It is designed to cut through grease.

exexpat Sat 20-Feb-16 13:57:22

Soda crystals are great for that sort of thing.

cozietoesie Sat 20-Feb-16 14:08:53

I'd honestly go for the redecoration then. Cleaning walls and paintwork at that stage is time consuming and rarely gives a great result. Is there any way you can influence an improvement in the parents' behaviour first? ( Well either way, actually. )

Mouseymum Sun 21-Feb-16 19:55:12

Thanks for the suggestions. I think you're right cozietozie, but sadly my parents are at the point where they don't see the dirt and don't think there's a problem...

wowfudge Sun 21-Feb-16 20:35:56

Is it that they can't see the dirt? We had an elderly aunt who was horrified how dirty her house was once she'd had her cataracts removed!

cozietoesie Sun 21-Feb-16 20:43:46

Could they afford/tolerate cleaner assistance in one or more rooms? (Even if only occasional.)

Mouseymum Mon 22-Feb-16 17:10:38

Hmm I think I need to have a conversation with them. DH has said he would help with repainting the kitchen (result!) so if I can get them to accept that help, job done!

cozietoesie Mon 22-Feb-16 19:47:51

Good luck. smile

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