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Boring but....what do you use to clean painted woodwork?!

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OllieWollieWoo Sat 29-Aug-09 14:49:05

I've been putting it off for ages but the painted woodwork (esp skirting boards) really needs cleaning - what do you use on yours??? TIA!

pasturesnew Sat 29-Aug-09 14:50:10

sugar soap

CybilLiberty Sat 29-Aug-09 14:50:18

Sugar soap according to Kim and Aggie. But a quick shufty over with a baby wipe normally suffices in my house.

MrsDinky Sat 29-Aug-09 22:49:25

A damp e-cloth shifts most things off paintwork.

thumbwitch Sat 29-Aug-09 22:50:49

sugarsoap if you're going to repaint it, otherwise I tend to use a little bit of jif cif on a wet cloth.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Sat 29-Aug-09 22:52:28

wet cloth or sugar soap.

TeaOneSugar Sun 30-Aug-09 10:29:19

Damp microfibre cloth or Stardrops if it needs a bit more help.

purepurple Sun 30-Aug-09 10:30:44

washing up liquid diluted in lots of hot water
this works for floors, walls, and windows too

BonsoirAnna Sun 30-Aug-09 10:31:54

Very dilute Flash or Cillit Bang with a e-cloth, after first hoovering with a brush attachment to get the dust off.

fatjac Sun 30-Aug-09 11:01:37


OllieWollieWoo Mon 31-Aug-09 20:13:50

Ta for responses - v helpful - now sitting here trying to justify just how long I can put off job of cleaning woodowork as I know it will take ages! Wonder if I can bribe DSs????

deaddei Tue 01-Sep-09 16:36:01


cat64 Tue 01-Sep-09 16:43:50

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SparkyToo Fri 04-Sep-09 19:03:37

Damp cloth with Cit / Fairy Liquid - depending upon how bad the marks are!

Toppy Fri 04-Sep-09 20:44:33

babywipes all the way

mathanxiety Sat 05-Sep-09 21:21:26

Babywipes -- also very good for furniture like desks, chests of drawers, kitchen chairs, especially if they have moisturiser.

fruitstick Sat 05-Sep-09 23:00:37

How about walls? Whenever I try to get marks off the walls it seems to take the paint off too.

MaureenMLove Sat 05-Sep-09 23:02:34

Liquid soda crystals. Wicked stuff.

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