Now, I have to say here that to say 'skirting boards' feels kind of weird. I don't have wooden skirtings in my house. It's fully tiled, so I have tiled skirtings instead. So they're not boards. But, I've always grown up with them being called skirting boards, so I'll stick with that to save any confusion.
I know how I have always cleaned tiled skirtings, and I'm pretty sure my method would also work for wooden skirtings as well. Well, I'd give it a go anyway because my way is easy. And I love easy.
But out of curiosity I decided to research on the internet how other people clean skirtings. Let me just say - whoa. There's even videos about how to do it! The common way seems to be this:
- Dust skirtings first.
- Use a bucket of warm water with mild detergent and a cloth to clean them.
- *Optional* Dry off skirtings as you go.
- Clean skirtings with baby wipes.
So, yes, today's post is insanely boring, but necessary I think. Skirting boards get overlooked often, and they can make the overall feel of a room so much lighter and fresher when they're clean.
I had to include some photos, so I decided to do a before and after shot. Please don't be too horrified by the before picture, we have some large scale construction going on in our area and towards the end of the last year the whole house was invaded by red dust. Not fun to clean up at all and I'll admit the skirtings may have been missed. Completely.
It looks much better, don't you think? And, um, sorry for the different angles. I promise it's the same section of skirting. I make no claims to be an accomplished photographer.
Well, I'll be back tomorrow with something more fun, I promise!
Have a lovely day,