Baseboard molding helps to dress up any room. Whether you’re into modern clean lines or sophisticated historical reproductions, baseboard molding can be the icing on top of your delicious decor.
Old, marked up molding can have the opposite effect of clean molding however. It can make your room seem tired and dingy.
Luckily, you don’t have to re-paint to get your baseboard molding clean. Here’s how to clean your baseboard molding:
Clean With Dish Soap
The solution to your scuffed up baseboards might be sitting in your kitchen. After dusting and wiping down your baseboards with a damp cloth, try spot cleaning those dark marks with a gentle, soft sponge and a couple drops of dish soap. A little elbow grease often does the trick, but make sure not to use anything too abrasive that might harm the finish of your molding.
Use A Pencil Eraser
Can you really erase your mistakes? It’s worth a try! Dust and wipe down your baseboards with a damp cloth, then test your pencil eraser in an inconspicuous spot on your molding to make sure it won’t harm your finish. If your test goes well, try erasing those black scuff marks. Who said cleaning can’t be fun?
This one is a wildcard. As always, test in an inconspicuous place to be sure it won’t harm the finish on your baseboards. Dusting and wipe down your baseboards with a damp cloth. Spray a small amount of WD-40 on a soft cloth and gently wipe away your scuff marks.