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5 Simple Tips to Keep Your Skirting Boards Looking Like New

Edwardian skirting boards

It can be quite surprising just how much of a difference cleaning your skirting boards can make to a whole room. In an instant, the room can look brighter and cleaner. Like any other items in the home, the more that they are cleaned and looked after, the better they will look. It can be easy for skirting boards to get overlooked. They can simply be forgotten about, or they can have the misconception that skirting board cleaning is going to be a long and difficult process. You might not need to clean your skirting boards every week, but over time, they can become quite dirty and dusty if you’re not too careful. So regular cleaning is a must. Here are five simple tips to help.

Use A Paintbrush

You might get a lot of dust on your skirting boards. If this is the case, then a regular dusting can be effective. However, some skirting boards can have intricacies and fine details on them. That is why one best way to clean skirting boards can be using a paintbrush. When a paintbrush is dry and has some soft bristles, then it only needs to be brushed along the skirting board to eliminate dust and dirt. Then simply vacuum.

Magic Erasers

Using a magic eraser is something that works wonders all around the house. It is a great product for cleaning dirt and scuff marks, not to mention the extra shine that it can give them to look like new again. Use alongside some water, and then the magic eraser can do its job; just like magic!

Vinegar and Water

If you are looking for a natural way to clean skirting boards, then white vinegar is a great natural product to choose. Add a few tablespoons of white vinegar to warm water, and then mix it up thoroughly. Using a sponge, wipe the water and vinegar mixture onto the skirting boards. This will help to clean and disinfect, as well as adding a natural shine. If you don’t like the smell of the vinegar lingering, then use a couple of drops of essential oil of your choice into the mixture; lemon works well for cleaning.

Steam Cleaning

If you are looking for a great way to fight germs in the home and on skirting boards, then a steam cleaner is a great tool. It can eliminate dirt and grime easily; all you need to do is add water and plug it in. If you have painted skirting boards then it is best to test on a small patch that isn’t exposed first, just in case the paint bubbles up.

Dryer Sheets

A surprising but effective way to clean your skirting boards is to use tumble dryer sheets! They can easily wipe up dust and dirt, and as they are naturally scented, they leave a great smell in the home too. They work well with skirting boards as well as clothes in the dryer, so definitely worth a try, if you have some in at home.

The Final Finish

Thanks to our over one hundred years of combined experience, we have the ability to manufacture a wide range of MDF skirting boards and architraves to suit all the different styles of homes. Looking for more tips and tricks? Then visit the blog section of our website for everything you need to know about skirting boards.

Interested in finding out more about our skirting boards? Get in touch and speak to a member of the Cutting-Edge Skirting team today on 0333 366 0249 or send us an email on info@skirting.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you

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