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How do you clean skirting board and walls that your dog makes dirty

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burdog Wed 07-Jun-17 15:54:03

The title says it all, really. DDog (mud-magnet golden retriever) likes to snooze against walls and escapes into the sitting room to have a good shake after we've been on a walk has made a couple of the walls rather grubby with dirt and splatters. What sort of things do you use to clean walls that dogs have made dirty? I think we have bog standard paint on the walls (painted by previous owner) so not any of that fancy wipe clean stuff.

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GlitterRollerSkate Wed 07-Jun-17 15:55:51

Baby wipes!

BandeauSally Wed 07-Jun-17 15:58:03

I use those magic eraser sponges for the same problem! I don't buy branded one though, I gets bulk load of cheap ones off eBay.

TheHodgeoftheHedge Wed 07-Jun-17 15:59:27

Another vote for those magic sponges!

Out2pasture Wed 07-Jun-17 16:00:52

Dish soap and water.

NotHotDogMum Wed 07-Jun-17 16:03:02

Dish soap and water here too, with a glug of zoflora!

burdog Wed 07-Jun-17 16:16:27

I had tried general purpose cleaner and water, so I'll try the magic erasers and if that doesn't work, baby wipes. For some reason I cannot stand the smell of baby wipes.

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Isthatwhatdemonsdo Wed 07-Jun-17 16:20:00

Dettol ani bac and a wet cloth. Comes up great.

Hoppinggreen Wed 07-Jun-17 16:21:17

I feel your Golden Retriever mud related pain!!!
I use surface wipes

PeachPearPotato Wed 07-Jun-17 19:30:15

Feel your pain too (times two in fact). We have washable paint.

burdog Wed 07-Jun-17 21:03:23

When we redecorate we will get washable paint. Frankly, I'm tempted to tile the entire bloody house at this rate.

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Dottymum2 Wed 07-Jun-17 21:54:08

Huggies pure baby wipes don't really have a scent. I use baby wipes or cleaning wipes.

OCSockOrphanage Thu 08-Jun-17 15:20:42

Sugar soap?

Fireinthegrate Thu 08-Jun-17 19:28:31

I just use flash in a bowl of water and use an ordinary cloth.

Why do you let your dog through to the sitting room before he's dry? We hose our dogs legs and belly after a muddy walk, then towel dry and they have to stay in the kitchen til they're dry.

TheHodgeoftheHedge Sun 11-Jun-17 11:07:37

I have also just bought some zoflora thanks to the obsession with it on here, so am going to try that as well!

Kayleigh69 Wed 06-Mar-19 12:16:45

My dog hasn’t just shook all over my cream walls, do I wait till it dries then baby wipe off or do it when still muddy and wet? Thank you all....

OverFedStanley Wed 06-Mar-19 17:43:31

Put a coat like an equafleece etc on the wet dog and you will not get dirty walls and skirting boards much easier than washing down the walls.

missbattenburg Wed 06-Mar-19 18:06:31

Yep, currently halfway through repainting the house with washable paint - primarily for this reason sad

Kayleigh69 Wed 06-Mar-19 19:17:19

THank you for the tips everyone, should have tried the special paint but will get a coat for the dog at some point....cheers all...

Doggydoggydoggy Thu 07-Mar-19 13:32:58

Wipe clean paint.
It is the only way.

BeerandBiscuits Fri 08-Mar-19 16:55:41

We used washable paint sealant just for the bits of wall that get dirty. Very easy to use and it doesn't make the paint look any different.

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