For homes that have crown molding, it usually costs somewhere between one and two thousand dollars to install. In other words, you paid good money to get your molding installed, and you’ll want to keep it looking nice for as long as you can. So, what needs to be done to keep it clean? Find out what you should do to help keep your crown molding clean.
Cleaning the Baseboards
Cleaning the baseboards can be done by using a simple solution of vinegar and soap. After that, take a soft-bristled brush, as well as a cotton swab, and use them to get into those hard-to-reach crevices within your crown molding. Lastly, take a vacuum cleaner to finish the rest of your cleaning. If there are tight areas that need to be reached, make use of your vacuum’s brush attachment. You also want to use the vacuum around the perimeter of your floor in order to clean up any dirt and debris that got left behind.
Cleaning Crown Molding That’s on the Ceiling
Crown molding on the ceiling can be a real chore to clean, given how tough it can be to access the roof of your home. Fortunately, you can start cleaning your molding just by using either a vacuum cleaner or a duster with a long-reaching handle. Your duster should be used to sweep away any grime your molding has. After that, you should get a ladder, climb up to the molding, and scrub it down with a soft rag. The soft rag should have a cleaning solution made up of one cup of ammonia, one half cup of white vinegar, and one fourth cup of baking soda that’s diluted in water. If your molding is made of wood, don’t get your soft rag too damp. Excess moisture can be detrimental to wood molding because it can cause stains.
Cleaning Window Molding
It’s easy to tell when window molding has gotten dirty. Fortunately, it’s also easy to get window molding clean. If your molding has dirt or dust on it, take a soft rag combined with a water-based cleaning formula. If there are stains, you might need to mix water with some vinegar, then scrub the stains down with a sponge. Be careful not to scrub too hard because you don’t want to ruin the paint that your molding has. You should also avoid leaving too much moisture on your molding because it causes water stains, which are practically impossible to remove.
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