If your mobile home is like any other home, then it’s going to look lived in. And that’s all good. You should want your home to do its job. It should be both a place of activity and winding down. As you share your home with others, the wear and tear will be evident.
But that’s just normal, real life. And you certainly don’t have to put up with the grime that comes along with it. Especially the scuffs and stains that make their way on to your mobile home walls.
As a matter of fact, being a good steward of the home you live in, it’s wise to tackle that grime and keep up with your home’s maintenance.
Why mobile home care matters
This will do three big things for that mobile home of yours.
First of all, it will increase your home’s longevity. Grime can wear down on your home’s exterior, shortening the lifespan of your home. That’s one reason to wipe away, vacuum up, or deal with the dirt and smudges.
Second, maintaining your home’s cleanliness contributes to a healthier lifestyle — both physically and mentally.
Third, mobile home care does wonders for your home’s aesthetic. There’s something wonderful about coming home to clean surroundings.
Enough about that. Let’s roll up our sleeves and see about tackling those scuffs and stains.
5 ways to remove scuffs and stains on mobile home walls
So we think it’s important to point out the biggest tip in tackling stain removal with success. Whatever method you choose from in the sections below, taking immediate action is your best ally.
To defeat a stain, you must act without a moment’s delay. Spring into action. The longer you let a stain set, the more set it becomes and the more difficult it is to tackle.
Let’s look at five different ways to remove those pesky scuffs and stains. Your mobile home walls will have a longer-lasting paint finish with the appropriate care.
#1 Scuff marks, all-purpose cleaner, and baking soda — oh my!
If you’re dealing with a stubborn scuff mark, an all-purpose cleaner will come to your rescue. With a rag that’s spritzed with the cleaner, scrub away at the scuffs. For extra cleaning action, use a paste of baking soda and water instead. Apply this paste to a clean rag and scrub the mark. Afterward, you may use a damp rag to “rinse” the area. Dab away at the wall with a clean, dry rag to complete the job and dry it off.
#2 Toothpaste for the scuff marks
Get yourself a sponge, apply some toothpaste and get to scrubbing. It’s as simple as that. Feel free to use a damp rag to rinse off the toothpaste residue. Dry the area with a clean rag and you’re done. Not bad, huh.
#3 Stain removing power of the magic eraser
For the oily hand stains on your walls, a magic eraser will do the job. For a couple of bucks, you can have a powerful tool to help you remove stains.
If running out to buy a magic eraser isn’t on the agenda, you can make your own stain removal sponge. You’ll need the following: one cup ammonia, half a cup of white distilled or apple cider vinegar, a quarter cup baking soda and one gallon of warm water.
After you’ve spread the solution on the wall with a sponge, you may “rinse” it off with a damp rag and then dry.
#4 Removing permanent marker stains
If you’re dealing with a permanent marker stain, never fear. While they’re a tough job, it’s not an impossible one. Take a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol and dab away at the marks.
#5 Red wine stain removal
With a cleaning solution equal parts bleach and water, you can tackle any wine stain that’s hit your wall. Rub the stain gently using a rag dipped in the solution. Repeat as necessary.
Blast away the scuffs and stains, transform your home
It’s the little things in life.
If the scuffs and stains in your home are an eyesore, it’s not too late to make them go away. Try some of the tips above and those walls will glimmer in no time.
For more ways to make your mobile home shine, we have additional tips for you. Check out our tricks to hiding the most commonly hated mobile home features. You’ll love some of the ideas we have to share. A mobile home is what you make of it.