Check Out Our Online Store! Shop Online

Benjamin Moore

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Painted Walls

columbia paint maintaining painted walls

Remember these simple tips for maintaining your painted walls.

Painted walls are a significant aspect of home decor, offering color and character to your living spaces. To keep your walls looking fresh and vibrant, it’s essential to clean and maintain them regularly. At Columbia Paint, we want to help you preserve the beauty of your painted walls with these easy and practical tips. Whether you’ve just painted your walls or they’ve been around for a while, these maintenance tips will help you keep them in prime condition.

Regular Dusting

Use a Soft Cloth or Duster

Dust can accumulate on painted walls, especially in high-traffic areas. Use a soft cloth or a microfiber duster to gently remove dust from your walls. A feather duster can also be effective for this task.

Dust from Top to Bottom

Start at the top of the wall and work your way down to prevent dust from resettling on areas you’ve already cleaned. Don’t forget to dust the corners and the tops of door frames and baseboards.

Gentle Cleaning Solutions

Mild Soap and Water

Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water for routine cleaning. Dip a soft sponge or cloth in the solution and wring it out well to avoid excessive moisture. Gently wipe the walls, paying extra attention to any spots or stains.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners can damage the paint finish. Stick to mild, non-abrasive cleaning solutions when maintaining painted walls. Always test any cleaner in an inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t harm the paint.

Spot Cleaning

Address Stains Promptly

When you notice a stain, address it promptly to prevent it from setting in. Use a damp cloth with a mild soap solution to gently blot the stain. For tougher stains, a mixture of baking soda and water can act as a gentle abrasive to lift the mark without damaging the paint.

Use Magic Erasers Carefully

Magic erasers can be useful for removing scuffs and marks, but they should be used sparingly and gently. These erasers are mildly abrasive and can potentially remove the paint if used with too much pressure.

Preventative Measures

Use High-Quality Paint

Investing in high-quality paint from the start can make maintaining painted walls easier. High-quality paints are more durable, easier to clean, and less likely to stain. At Columbia Paint, we offer a range of premium paints designed to stand up to everyday wear and tear.

Apply a Protective Coating

Consider applying a clear protective coating over your paint, especially in high-traffic areas like hallways and kitchens. This extra layer can make the surface more resistant to stains and easier to clean.

Touch-Up Tips

Keep Extra Paint

Always keep some extra paint from your original project for touch-ups. Store it in a cool, dry place, and make sure the lid is tightly sealed. Label the container with the room name and date to make it easy to find when you need it.

Use the Right Tools

For minor touch-ups, use a small brush or a sponge applicator to blend the new paint with the old. Apply the paint sparingly and in thin layers to avoid noticeable differences in texture.

At Columbia Paint, we’re here to provide you with the highest quality paints and expert advice to ensure your home always looks its best. If you have any questions or need assistance with maintaining painted walls, please contact us. 


We’ve moved from the Dobbin Road location to our new, roomy location just down the road:

Columbia Paint and Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer

6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2, Columbia, MD 21045


Expect the same one-stop shopping for all your decorating needs. We are a full-service Benjamin Moore dealer offering the best quality decorating products at the best prices. We have an ample supply of paint and paint supplies, wallcoverings, custom window treatments, fabrics, and now NEW flooring selections from Kaleen Rugs and Luxury Vinyl Tile samples. 

And, of course, the same excellent customer service, knowledge, and customer satisfaction that you’ve come to expect.


Clarksville Paint & Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer

12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD

At Columbia Paint you'll find all the necessary tools to complete your project. We even offer color consultation to ensure your satisfaction. Visit our website, call us or stop in today!
6505 Dobbin Rd