S.M. asks from West Chester, OH on December 14, 2009
HELP I Can Not Get It Clean!!!
I moved in with my husband almost 5 years ago. He had owned his house for almost 10 years and it was the standard bachlor pad. Before he owned it his parents did and they never cleaned very well. Now I am running into the issue of stilltrying to scrape years of dirt off cabinets and walls. I have 2 little boys and Idon't want them to think it is ok to live in a dirty house. I have tried for years to get he build up greese off the waals in the kitchen. I have tried every product I can think of even straight bleach. NOTHING has worked I am turning to you guys as a last resort before I give up and tell my husband we have to tear down the house because I can't take it any more!!!!! LOL. PLEASE help!!!!
D.K. answers from Indianapolis on December 15, 2009
S.D. answers from Indianapolis on December 15, 2009
Have you tried vinegar? Or spray with vinegar and then dust with baking soda?
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser?
Panting over it all?? ;)
S.P. answers from Indianapolis on December 15, 2009
Have you tried QUIK 'N BRITE?
It is an excellent product for removal of grease.
AND it is non-toxic too.
You can order it from their website
I have been using it for years and it excellent for stain removal on clothes etc.
Hope this helps you.
S.W. answers from Toledo on December 15, 2009
I have the perfect cleaning products. No chemical to hurt your kids or yourself and POWERFUL in the cleaning department. I would love to get you more information. It is Shaklee and let me also tell you if they don't (for some odd reason) work you get your money back....100% guarenteed! Can't get any better than that. ____@____.com Look forward to helping you out!
C.B. answers from Columbus on December 15, 2009
Shaklee's Get Clean line is amazing for grease - and just about everything else you can think of.
I can send you some free samples if you are interested in trying them! Just send me your mailing address!
P.R. answers from Cincinnati on December 15, 2009
I say paint! You might even feel more liek it is yours...
B.S. answers from Cincinnati on December 15, 2009
Those microfiber cloths...Scotch makes them...they are washable and reusable. I buy a pack of 25 at Sam's for about $10. They are WONDERFUL for cleaning. I would make up a good strong cleaning solution (like water with pinesol or water with Dawn dish detergent) and try washing with that. Dawn cuts grease really well and the microfiber cloth has little nylon loops that act like little blades to scrape off built-up stuff. They are WONDERFUL...
Another thing- if it's really thick, you could try one of those scrapers from Pampered chef for cleaning off crud on the stone bakeware. It looks sort of like a plastic disk...try softening it with dawn solution and then see if scraping with the plastic scraper helps.
It's probably going to be a several step process. Don't get disheartened...it will get better.
If the paint surface is really solid, you might try those green scrubbies (or yellow or white scrubbies are not as harsh) and see if mildly rubbing with that helps.
K.H. answers from Mansfield on December 15, 2009
Try Crud Cutter. I believe its sold in hardware stores maybe Walmart. My grandma is a chain smoker and this stuff removed years of tar.
B.A. answers from Toledo on December 15, 2009
This might sound weird, but magic eraser takes EVERYTHING OUT! Just give it a try! My daughter had perminent marker on our granite countertops and nothing but the magic eraser would take it off! It's worked great on soap scum etc. Just keep it away from the kids, i'm not sure what the chemical is in it, but it works wonders.
M.S. answers from Bloomington on December 15, 2009
TSP is really powerful-- i used it to get really toxic smoke out of clothing from a house fire.
just be VERY careful not to get it on your skin. it's dangerous.
have you tried oxy clean? or powdered cleanser with a scrubbing sponge? i've found that the powder can clean a lot of stuff that spray cleaners can't.