How to Clean Kitchen Ceilings

Updated February 21, 2017

You probably have some form of a cleaning ritual in your kitchen that you complete each day. However, there are some areas that can get neglected, and before you know it, the dirt and debris are out of control. One common area that is often neglected during daily, weekly and even monthly cleanings is your kitchen ceilings. Ceilings are not easy to clean, and your kitchen ceiling most likely includes spots of grease or a greasy residue. If you take your time and do the job right, you can successfully clean your kitchen ceiling.

Cover the appliances and counters in your kitchen with dust sheets to protect them from falling debris. You should also wear a dust mask for protection while cleaning the kitchen ceiling.

Get on a step ladder that allows you to easily reach the kitchen ceiling. Make sure you're not straining too much to reach, or you could injure your back.

Clean loose dirt from your kitchen ceiling, as well as cob webs that can form in the corners, with a duster.

Clean porous kitchen ceiling tiles with a dry sponge, which can be used on stains and residue. Avoid cleaning with liquid if you have porous ceiling tiles.

Attack grease stains and caked-on residue on non-porous kitchen ceilings by rubbing grease-cutting dish soap right onto the stain with your fingers. Wait several minutes.

Rinse the ceiling with a damp cloth to remove the dish soap and also the grease stain and residue. You might have to scrub a little.

Dab any water stains on your kitchen ceiling using a cloth and a mixture of 1 qt. of water and 1/4 cup of bleach. Rinse the area as you did previously.

Wipe down the rest of the ceiling using a cloth and diluted dish soap. Dilute several drops of soap in about 1 qt. of water. Rinse with a damp cloth as you clean each area of the kitchen ceiling.

Things You'll Need

  • Dust sheets
  • Dust mask
  • Step ladder
  • Duster
  • Dry sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Cloths
  • Water
  • Bleach
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