If your walls could talk, what would they say? How would they describe your reaction when you walked out of the bedroom and found the living room wall smeared in crayon? Would they be able to tell how tall the kids were by the pencil marks near the door? No matter what they saw, the one thing you hope they never say is “please clean me!” Walls get dirty, it’s a natural part of life but that doesn’t mean cleaning them should be difficult. If you want to make sure that your walls hold memories and art not stains, then these tips will help you keep them clean.
Quality wins every time
Stocked exclusively at Builders, Fired Earth paint is a fast drying, water based range of paints of the highest quality. If you have children and pets at home or host often, low quality paints can be a magnet for all of the dirt, debris, and scuff marks that are bound to happen. While a superior quality paint will not make your walls immune to the stains of life, they tend to be significantly easier to clean and keep pristine.
Car owners will routinely tell you that dirt shows up on certain colour cars more than others. The same is true for walls. Scuffs and dirt tend to show up on lighter colours like eggshell and white far more readily than something thing darker. So, even though ecru may go with everything, you may find yourself constantly scrubbing fingerprints and doggy paws off it.
Adding a bold or interesting colour isn’t just a clever way to keep your walls looking clean. It is also a fun and quirky way to express yourself. The best part is that paint is not a lifetime commitment. It is affordable enough that you do not have to replace it every 10 years and, with Fired Earth, beautiful enough that each repaint can make it feel like you’ve moved into a new home.
It is all in the finish
Just as certain paint colours can make your home look dirtier; some paint finishes can wreck the near spotless look of your home. Conversely, others can make it look cleaner. Being able to pick out the right finish can mean the difference between regular wall scrubbing and a low maintenance beauty. Generally glossy and matte paints will require more maintenance while lighter standard finishes will be easier to clean. However, some matte colours are more resilient than others. For example, the Fired Earth Glaze Coat is a stain resistant acrylic glaze coat that comes in natural matte and gloss finishes and is perfectly straddles the line between form and function perfectly.
Kids just wanna have fun
Kids are creative and like to have fun but that shouldn’t come at the expense of your sanity. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to. Formulated with the using the latest technology, the Fired Earth Fresh Air Kids range is perfectly suited to deal with tomato sauce drenched fingers. Being both environmentally friendly and water based this paint is a parent’s best friend.
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