If you’ve been following along during the Clean and Organized Kitchen series, you’re probably starting to feel like you’re cooking in a brand new kitchen again. If you don’t feel quite that way yet, today’s assignment should put you a step closer! We’re focusing on the walls.
Step 26 :: Clean Tile/Backsplash and Touch Up Paint Kitchen Walls
The walls are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. We get so used to seeing imperfections in our own walls that we start to not see them at all. Today, take a few minutes to wipe down your kitchen walls.
Cleaning hard-surfaced areas like the backsplash will be pretty easy if you have the right tools. Before starting, I suggest gathering the following items:
- minimally abrasive scouring brush or pad (make sure it’s new so you don’t spread gunk or germs all over the wall)
- soft cleaning cloth
- all-purpose cleaner
- paint and paint brush
Start in one corner of the backsplash, spray a small amount of all-purpose cleaner on the tile and begin to wipe down with a cleaning cloth. As you make your way across the backsplash, it’s almost certain that you’ll run across a few areas that have been splattered with food. You should be able to easily clean the majority of it with the scraper. However, there may be a few areas that need a little more power behind it. That’s where the abrasive scouring pad comes in. Use just enough pressure to clean the tile, but not enough to damage the surface.
Repeat the same process on your walls. More than likely, you’ll find some spots that are in need of some serious touch up paint. Open your leftover paint container, stir it up well (don’t skip this step unless you want to see brush marks after it dries), and touch up paint where necessary.
We have to repaint our kitchen walls often. That probably says more about my cooking style that anything else! Nevertheless, it doesn’t take much effort or time. It does, however, make a big impact in the way our kitchen looks!
Read the rest the clean and organized kitchen series here!