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    How to remove marks from white walls

    Painters & Decorators

    Hi.. best way to remove black scuffs on white paint please?

    Asked by carole on 11th Apr 2020
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    Cornerways Painting and Decorating

    "Gently sponge the marks with a sponge or soft cloth. If the paint is vinyl you can be more vigorous, and if it is acrylic it can be scrubbed.

    If this does not work and the wall is patchy, it would be best to repaint the wall with a vinyl paint."

    Answered on 10th May 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    T@P decorating

    "If it will wipe off then that’s the easiest option but the likelihood is it will need repainting"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Thompson Decorators

    "Hi Customer,

    I see a few good questions on here. Yours seems to be one of the best dilemmas for the Painter Decorator.
    There are a number of solutions for you.

    If you have time to try and repair then use the simplest method and it is good old favourite elbow grease. Fairy liquid & sponge usually does a lovely job. White vinegar works or fine salt. Sounds odd but it does work. On wood use himalayan salt, rub the area then wipe the whole surface to hide the glare of the one original surface.
    If the wall is in matt emulsion and the mark remember to use the same paint. Matt emulsion.
    Read the tub or tin it will tell you if it is "Matt emulsion paint"

    Re-paint the complete wall.
    1. Remember to brush or mini roller the areas that are dark first. Let them dry at the same time. While that is drying start to cut in the surrounding areas.
    Remember to think how much paint you will need to recoat that whole area.

    Good luck,
    Agent k"

    Answered on 26th May 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Blakes Decorating

    "If it’s vinyl paint, I lightly rub over with a kitchen sponge that’s course on one slide and soft on the other.
    Use the course side gently.
    Even add a little fairy liquid.
    Also try a little bathroom cleaner, the course type, rub gently.

    Blakes Decorating ltd"

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Exterior House Painters - West Midlands

    "Repaint the wall.
    Unless the paint is vinyl matt or silk?"

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Au Faix

    "The best way would be to repaint the wall. Can you not sponge them off with a magic eraser type sponge?"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Lg decorators

    "Use just a damp cloth but normally as it’s white just always keep a bit of white paint handy and a little roller to paint over the marks"

    Answered on 6th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    M&W Decorating

    "Sugar soap and rub with a soft cloth in warm water with the sugar soap don’t rub to hard"

    Answered on 11th Feb 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report

    "Fairy liquid or vinegar will normally move black marks"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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