How to Wash Egg Shell Painted Walls

An eggshell finish paint is not as shiny as semi-gloss, but has a bit more shine than flat. Often chosen by homeowners for its ease to clean, washing eggshell finish walls is task that doesn't involve much effort. Whether your two-year-old has left dirty fingerprints all over the walls or the walls are just looking a bit dingy and in need of a cleaning, washing the walls can be done quickly without disturbing the paint itself.

Eggshell finishes wash up easily.

Step 1

Fill a bucket with one gallon of warm water. Add 1 cup white vinegar and mix it up well.

Step 2

Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the cleaning solution. Wring the cloth or sponge out well.

Step 3

Wash the walls starting at the top and working your way down to the bottom. It's not necessary to scrub hard when cleaning the walls; minimal pressure is required except for any stubborn spots. Rinse and wring out the rag or sponge often while cleaning.

Step 4

Let the walls air dry after washing.

Kimbry Parker

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.