How Do You Clean Bathroom Walls?

Clean bathroom walls by dusting, applying a multipurpose cleaner, wiping the walls, and scrubbing smudges and stains. Rinsing the walls with clean water helps prevent dirt and grime buildup.

  1. Dust the walls

    Remove dust and loose dirt from bathroom walls before applying wet cleaners. Use a broom to sweep down dust and cobwebs. Alternately, use the brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner to suck away loose debris.

  2. Apply cleaner

    Spray a multipurpose cleaner over the bathroom walls. If needed, test a small corner of a painted wall before spraying the entire wall. Run the hot water in the shower until steam builds up, then shut the bathroom door. Let the steam and cleaner sit for 20 minutes.

  3. Wipe the walls

    Let the bathroom air out briefly, then wipe the walls with a clean cloth or sponge. Start at the top, and work down toward the floor. Use a gentle, circular motion to clean the walls. Work in sections, and rinse the walls with a second cloth or sponge dipped in clean water.

  4. Scrub smudges and stains

    For tougher smudges and remaining stains, use a sponge to scrub them with a mixture of either soap and water or ammonia, vinegar, baking soda and water. A baking soda paste or an erasing sponge product also helps remove stubborn spots.