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Grubby Stair Bannister

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persianpeach Sun 22-Oct-17 17:22:35

If I use anti bacterial wipes to clean it (which seems to be the only thing strong enough to remove the grime?!) I end up with mega sticky woodwork that attracts more bloody grime!!! Seriously this is minor I know but it’s driving me insane!!
If I use hot soapy water I end up taking the satinwood off the bannister.
HELP!! What does everyone else do??

JT05 Sun 22-Oct-17 20:03:24

It sounds like the paintwork wasn’t properly prepared before painting. It shouldn’t be sticky or lift when cleaned.

Mum2jenny Sun 22-Oct-17 20:04:57

Bannister may have been waxed originally, hence it's hard to clean now.

GoingRogue Sun 22-Oct-17 20:06:30

I have this problem! Shiny white paint, on windowsill too, and there are marks all over it that won't come off angry

hugoagogo Sun 22-Oct-17 20:08:13

Magic sponge thingy dampened with plain water.

wonkylegs Sun 22-Oct-17 20:10:33

I do mine with magic sponge and water, apparently cheap white bread works just as well although I've never tried it.

bonzo77 Sun 22-Oct-17 20:14:20

I do ours with baby wipes. If we get them repainted I think we’ll strip them varnish, certainly the handrails if not the spindles too. Dirt won’t show so much then.

secondhoneymoon Mon 23-Oct-17 18:19:04

If the wipes remove the dirt, have you tried a soft cloth dampened with water to take away the stickiness?

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