How to Clean Newly Painted Walls

Have you just had your house professionally painted? After a home has been painted by a professional or even painted DIY the walls will look amazingly clean. Whether it’s painted in semi-gloss or matte the walls look brand new and shiny. The last thing you want is fingerprints and dust, but this is a fact of everyday life, especially with kids! Interior painting is one of the best cost-effective renovations to have your home updated and looking fresh. The trick is to extend the fresh look for as long as possible. 

Here are a few tips on how to keep clean your freshly painted walls.

How to Clean Newly Painted Walls


Ok so sounds simple but really it’s mostly above some elbow grease and motivation. To prevent dirt and dust from settling into the paint, dust the entire wall regularly. If you have kids this is a great job for them as the duster can’t do much damage! Use a soft cloth or duster to avoid scratching the surface. Additionally, you can vacuum the walls with a vacuum cleaner, a soft sponge, or a brush attachment to remove any trapped dust. 

Make sure to wait at least 2 weeks before using any water on your walls. This gives the paint ultimate drying time so any rubbing will not affect it.


Most often and typical for families we have probably painted a 3 coat paint job making wiping spills from the wall much easier. Paint technology is also much better these days making spills easy to clean. Even if it’s not wiped at the time of the spill. Use a damp cloth to gently rub and wipe away any stubborn stains. Rub in small circular motions with gentle pressure. Simply use soapy water and a soft cloth. For more stubborn stains a cleaning solution like gumption or specially designed wall soap should work. 

How to Clean Newly Painted Walls

Protect Against Water Damage 

DIY painting in wet areas needs to be done carefully to prevent peeling and bubbling. The high humidity of bathrooms means specially designed paint needs to be used. Our Qpaint team of professional Brisbane painters understand what paint to use in wet areas. And your walls in these wet areas will be just as easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Also, be sure to have exhaust fans on during showers to remove steam and moisture from the air. DIY painting wet areas, make sure you have used a sealer top coat to prevent peeling etc.

How to Clean Newly Painted Walls

Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals

Chemicals can damage the painting job and cause the colours to fade. To avoid this, only use cleaners specifically designed for painted surfaces. When cleaning walls, make sure to follow the instructions on the label. Always start with warm soapy water and a clean, soft cloth. The simplest method is usually the best.

Primer Paint 

A primer is a type of paint that helps the paint adhere to the wall better. It also provides a layer to protect against dirt and to handle stubborn stains. Your paint shop should be able to recommend a good primer for you to use to achieve that fresh coat. And if professionally painted your painter will be able to give you all the details. Plus the easiest way to keep newly painted walls clean.

Why Choose Qpaint as Your Brisbane Interior Painter

QPaint is a family-owned and operated painting company in Brisbane.

Our interior and exterior painting is of high quality. Our skilled expert painters Brisbane will leave your home painted fast with attention to detail.

QPaint is 2nd generation painters Brisbane, a family-owned and operated house painting company that is based in Brisbane. Our family has been painting homes, buildings, schools, and units for almost 40 years starting with Petros Senior in the early 70s back when Brisbane was a big country town.

With almost 4 decades of experience, we’ve been around long enough to know that a solid business is built on Trust and Credibility. We stand by our work and continually seek to improve our services and deliver projects on time and on budget.

How to Clean Newly Painted Walls

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