How to Remove Grease Splatter From Walls

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How to Remove Grease Splatter From Walls
Keep your kitchen looking neat by removing grease splatters before they build up on the walls. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Cooking fried chicken for dinner or making bacon and eggs for breakfast is a sure way to please your family. But frying foods doesn't come without a cost -- grease splatters. You can easily wipe them off your stove, but sometimes a wet rag isn't enough to clean the grease from your walls. You don't have to forgo delicious fried foods just because you fear the mess on your walls. With the right products, you can clean up the grease splatters quickly.

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Things you need

  • Grease-cutting dish soap
  • Soft sponge
  • Rags
  • Bucket
  • 1 cup borax powder

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  1. 1

    Fill the kitchen sink with warm water. Add a squirt of grease-cutting dish soap and mix it well.

  2. 2

    Dip a soft sponge into the soapy water and wring it out well. Scrub the walls gently to remove the grease. Rinse and wring out the sponge frequently.

  3. 3

    Rinse the walls with a clean rag and plain water. Remove excess moisture from the walls with a dry rag.

  4. 4

    Make a stronger cleaning solution for stubborn grease splatters. Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of warm water. Add 1 cup of borax powder and 2 tbsp of dish soap. Scrub the walls gently with a sponge and the cleaning mixture. Rinse the walls well with a rag and plain water, then dry thoroughly.

Tips and warnings

  • Mixing 1 gallon of warm water, 1 cup of household ammonia and 1 tsp of bleach-free dish soap creates another cleaning solution that will remove grease splatters. Scrub the walls with a sponge, then rinse and dry well. Work in a well-ventilated area and wear rubber gloves when using ammonia.

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