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How To Clean Skirting Boards

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If you’re wondering how to clean skirting boards, then use these tips and tricks to keep your skirting boards absolutely spotless!

How To Clean Skirting Boards

This is a simple job, but it can be a little boring. So we’ve come up with three different ways to make it a little easier and therefore less of a chore. We think you’ll find these cleaning tips super useful!

It’s so easy to forget about the skirting boards when cleaning your home, and unfortunately they are a dust and dirt magnet. They only look good if they’re clean!

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Method 1 – Vacuuming And Dusting Skirting Boards

A feather duster and a long vacuum attachment eliminate the need to bend or kneel down when cleaning your home.

After you’ve finished vacuuming, take a moist duster to the skirting boards and use it to clean any awkward angles or crevices.

Make a habit of doing this every few weeks to avoid a buildup of dust and to cut down on the amount of time you spend cleaning your home.

Method 2 – Clean The Skirting Boards With Hot Soapy Water

Combine warm water and 1/4 cap of fabric softener in a large bucket.

Use a damp sponge or cloth to remove dirt, filth, and scuff marks from the skirting until it’s clean and shining again.

This will also leave the skirting boards with a lovely, fresh scent.

It’s best to use this method every few months, or when the skirting boards look particularly grimy, use this method.

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Method 3 – Try A Skirting Board Mop

You won’t have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub with this helpful gadget.

The long-handled tool has a unique head designed to fit into the grooves and curvatures of skirting to clean them while you’re still on your feet.

Skirting board mops are a great time saver if you’re in a hurry and the skirting boards just need a quick clean, with no serious dirt or grime needing to be tackled.

They’re also a great option for people ho are less mobile as it cuts out the need for bending and kneeling.

How To Clean Skirting Boards – Using These Clever Cleaning Hacks

This short section will cover a few important tips, methods, and cleaning hacks that will make cleaning your skirting boards a lot easier and less time-intensive.

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Cleaning Tip 1 – Use A Paintbrush

A paintbrush may be used to reach those regions that are difficult to reach with a vacuum, and it is excellent for removing fine dust from hard-to-reach places. It’s especially handy to reach into corners.

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Cleaning Tip 2 – Use Vinegar

Clean extremely dirty skirting boards by pouring half a cup of vinegar and a few droplets of washing-up liquid into hot water. And wiping with a micro-fibre cloth.

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Cleaning Tip 3 – Cotton Buds

Cotton buds are ideal for removing dirt and grime from tight corners and hard-to-reach places.

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