Looking at stained walls is off putting.  But instead of having to get stained walls repainted, you can remove stains from walls yourself. And it’s not going to cost you much either.

Most of the ingredients you’ll need are probably already available in your cupboards or can be easily purchased from any nearby store. So basically, you can clean walls without too much inconvenience.

Vinegar and water

Mix together one cup of white vinegar with a small bucket of water. Soak a sponge into the solution and wring out all the excess liquid. Apply it on the stains you want to clean. Once all the stains are gone, let the wall dry or use a dry cloth to wipe off the wetness.

Baking soda

Baking soda is undoubtedly the most effective home remedy for all kinds of stains and grime. Make a thick paste of baking powder with water. Apply the mixture on the stained wall with a sponge. You can also use a cotton bud to be more precise while marking the stains.

Once the mixture is on the wall, wipe it with a damp cloth or sponge.


Chalk works like a charm if you want to remove greasy stains or fingerprints from walls. Pick up a chalk with a slightly angled edge, one that’s been pressed a bit so that the sharp edge of the chalk doesn’t scrape the paint off. With slight pressure colour the stains and leave them for 5 minutes.

The next step is to use a damp cloth or sponge to clean the chalk residue on the wall. Repeat the process a few times if the grease stains are stubborn. Make sure to use white chalk only.


WD-40 Multi Use Product can also be used to remove stains from walls in certain cases, especially crayon stains. Just spray some WD-40 onto a cloth, wipe over the affected area and the stain should start to disappear! Remember to test an inconspicuous area of wall beforehand to make sure no extra damage is caused to your paintwork.

Bonus Tip: Use a vacuum cleaner to clear dust and dirt away from walls. Stains ruin the appearance of walls but dust also makes them drab and dull. Don’t just make an effort to clean stains from your walls put in a little effort to keep them dust free too.