How to get fingerprints off refrigerator?
Fill a 2-gal. bucket half full of warm water and add a squirt of a mild, nonabrasive soap or TSP substitute according to its directions. Dip a large sponge into the soapy water and squeeze out the excess water until the sponge is moist but not wet. Regan compares this to preparing the sponge to wipe fingerprints off the refrigerator, rather than soaking the sponge as you would when washing a car.
How to fix nicks on walls?
Wash the Walls First. Plan to wash your walls before any other prep work. When considering the potential success of your painting project, grimy substances can affect adhesion of wall-repair materials as well as paint. So start with the washing step, then fix the nicks and dings. Read Next.
Does Regan use alcohol based primer?
In the case of nicotine, Regan stresses use of an alcohol-based primer to address the smell and staining. Failure to prime often leads to hiring a pro to skim coat the walls and repaint, which is far more costly than a gallon or two of primer.
Do you have to wash your walls when repainting?
When repainting, most of the walls in your home will not require washing according to professional painter, Eric Regan, of Mission Painting & Home Improvements in Overland Park, Kansas. For the walls that should be washed, however, it is a critical part of the process.
Can hair spray settle on walls?
In kitchens ( maybe hallways if you have children) where a fine layer of grease often coats the walls, bathrooms where hair spray may settle and in homes regularly exposed to cigarette smoke (nicotine can be seen as a streaky, yellow veneer), failure to wash these residues off the walls as your first step leads to major problems down the line.