Skirting boards are the unsung heroes of a house. They’re not very pretty, but they do a lot of work to protect your walls from damage and keep your home looking neat. But what happens when those skirting boards get dirty? If you want them to stay in tip-top shape, follow these simple steps to clean them:
Start By Removing Your Skirting Boards On One Side Of The Room, Then Clean And Replace Them
The First in cleaning skirting boards is to remove your skirting boards on one side of the room. This will make it easier to clean the rest of the room because there’s less furniture in the way and you can easily access all areas.
Next, clean them with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm water and soap (or use an all-purpose cleaner). Don’t forget to wipe down any dirt or grime that has accumulated at their base too!
Finally, replace them before moving on to another section of your house–you don’t want any ants or other creepy crawlies getting into places where they shouldn’t be!
Wipe The Dust Off The Floorboards With A Damp Cloth And A Panel Scraper
To clean the skirting boards, use a damp cloth to wipe the dust off the floorboards. Then, use a panel scraper to get into the corners and edges. If you’re lucky enough to have one of those nifty electric vacuum cleaners with brushes on it (and who isn’t?), this would be an ideal time to plug it in and run it over your floors while they’re still damp. This will help pick up any dust that has fallen during cleaning!
Vacuum Up Any Sawdust That Has Fallen
Vacuum up any sawdust that has fallen. Use a vacuum with a hose attachment, as this will allow you to get into those hard-to-reach spaces and pick up all of the dust. Don’t use your regular vacuum cleaner for this task–it won’t be able to fit into tight corners and under skirting boards.
Don’t use a broom or brush either! They’ll only spread around the dirt even more than it already is, which makes cleaning harder later on down the line when you have to deal with them again after they’ve been moved around so much by these tools.
Mop The Floor To Remove Dirt, Dust, And Sawdust
Mop the floor to remove dirt, dust, and sawdust. Never use a vacuum cleaner when cleaning skirting boards as it will just push dirt into the gaps between them. If you use a broom or cloth, this can also push dirt into the gaps between boards which makes them look worse than they were before you started cleaning them!