How to Get Rid of Drip Marks on Bathroom Walls


Whenever there are marks on your bathroom walls caused by excess water dripping down the walls, you may encounter difficulty to remove them off. You might also end up repainting your bathroom walls with a semi-gloss, gloss or bathroom paint in order to resolve the problem entirely. Drip marks on your bathroom walls occur due to condensation of hot shower or bath forms that started to streak down turning into lines on the walls right after the water evaporates. You will also find mineral deposits remaining on the bathroom walls, where it will built up over time if you do not do regular or proper cleaning and maintenance. One of the best solutions before the problem gets out of hand is to install proper exhaust ventilation within the bathroom in order to remove the moisture in the air. If you do not take fast action, the excessive moisture will also turn into mildew growth. Below are some of the tips that you can make use for removing drip marks on your bathroom walls.

To get rid of drip marks on bathroom walls, you need:

  • 1 cup household ammonia
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Borax
  • Bucket
  • Clean sponges
  • 1 gallon warm water
  • Spray bottle

Getting Rid of Drip Marks on Your Bathroom Walls

How to Get Rid of Drip Marks on Bathroom Walls

  • First thing that you need do is to mix and pour all of the following items into 1 gallon of warm water
    • 1 cup household ammonia,
    • 1/2 cup vinegar (you can even use 1/2 cup of Borax if you want to)
    • 1/4 cup baking soda
    • All of the items need to be mixed together and we recommend that you use a mop bucket for this purpose.
  • Then, take your spray bottle and fill it with the solution that you have made.
    • Next, you need to spray the walls with the solution.
    • You need to allow the solution to soak for at least 15 minutes before you proceed to clean the walls.

    You must always test the mixture first on hidden area by spraying it and then wipe it up until it dry in order to test for discoloration and effectiveness of your solution.

  • In order to clean the walls, you have to use a scrub especially scrub that have a non-abrasive scrub pad.
    • Always start your scrubbing task right from the bottom of the bathroom walls and finish at the top of it.
  • Finally, once you have finished you can wipe and clean the wall by using a wet dish rag.
    • Wipe the wall starting from the top to the bottom of the wall.
    • If you find it is necessary, repeat the process so that your wall is clean thoroughly.

    In order to avoid excess of moisture to your bathroom walls in future, you need to ensure that the bathroom is very well ventilated. You must always thwart off any build-up of humidity within the room and if it necessary, you can also install fans.

    Always remember that whenever you want to get rid of drip marks on your bathroom walls,

    • Always open your bathroom windows and door so that you would be able to provide sufficient cross ventilation to the bathroom.
    • Be extra careful whenever you are using ammonia or vinegar and make sure that you avoid them from getting into your eyes. In addition, do not ever inhale any of the ammonia vapors because it is dangerous to your health.
    • Before you start to wash your walls, you need to ensure that your baseboards have been sealed with caulk on top of the walls and also on the floor. This is to avoid excess water to penetrate your wall system. You can also make use of towel or sheet to be placed on the base of your wall so that it can help you trap any of the excess moisture. Once you finished doing the entire task, you must remember to remove it and clean the area.

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