Recently, my 6 year old son’s best friend taught him a new trick. How to climb the walls. Literally. The hallway from the entryway to the kitchen is fairly narrow and the boys place one foot and one hand on either wall and climb up to the ceiling. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for my walls to look filthy.
When is the last time you really looked at your walls? When you live in a house, wear and tear happens gradually and you may not even notice it a first. If you want to sell your house, it’s time to take a critical look at your walls because potential buyers certainly will!
The first thing to do is to take a cleaner like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It really does work like magic, and no they did not pay me to say that! The generic ones work pretty well, too. I've got 6 kids so I've used them a lot. They are great at removing crayon, markers, dirt, and the occasional "what-the-heck-is-that?"
Once you start, you may find yourself noticing all kinds of flaws; chipped paint on doors, cabinets, and moldings; nail holes where pictures used to hang, etc. Touch-up the paint, a little bit of putty, and “orange-peel” spray to re-do the texture, can do wonders towards making a room fresh and clean.
Or you can do what I did. I painted the hallway in beautiful new color to match the entryway! Go for it! Just make sure the color is contemporary! But I'll save that for another post. Right now I have to go unclog a toilet! No, I'm not kidding!