How to clean greasy kitchen walls

Written by angela lafollette | 13/05/2017
How to clean greasy kitchen walls
Clean kitchen walls with a sponge to remove grease. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

When you cook meals in a kitchen, grease may splatter on your walls. The greasy build-up will be noticeable once it dries and can leave behind a sticky residue. If you do not wipe the grease off the walls after you cook a meal, it can stain the walls and leave behind unpleasant discolourations. Once you remove the grease properly, your kitchen walls will look more appealing.

Combine 1 tsp of washing up liquid with 1/2 litre (1 pint) of warm water in a bucket.

Soak a sponge in the solution. Scrub on the walls to remove the grease stains. The washing up liquid will break apart the grease.

Combine 237 ml (1 cup) of water with 220 g (1 cup) of baking soda in a bowl to create a paste. Apply the paste to heavy grease stains and allow it to dry. Brush the paste off with a soft cloth.

Combine an equal amount of vinegar with warm water in a spray bottle if you still notice grease stains. Spray the solution over the grease areas and allow it to sit for five minutes. Wipe the area with a damp tea towel to remove the grease.

Wipe the walls down with an absorbent towel to remove any excess water.


Buy a commercial kitchen degreaser if you still have difficulty removing the grease.


Avoid using undiluted bleach on walls because this can strip away the paint. Wear gloves when cleaning the walls to protect your hands from irritation.

Tips and warnings

  • Buy a commercial kitchen degreaser if you still have difficulty removing the grease.

Things you need

  • 1 tsp washing up liquid
  • 1/2 litre (1 pint) warm water
  • Bucket
  • Sponge
  • 220 g (1 cup) baking soda
  • Bowl
  • Soft cloth
  • Vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Tea towel
  • Towels

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