Cooking is a messy job, especially in the morning when you’re making breakfast on the run. Only imagine that delicious slice of bacon frying in the pan while the grease is splattering all over the place because you forgot to lid the pan. Marvelous! Of course, you don’t have time to clean the greasy surface immediately so, over time, the grease splatters build up will leave a residue over your kitchen surfaces.
Hence, you will need some powerful grease cleaner to remove all those tiny and sticky grease stains from kitchen surfaces. Since cleaning up grease from tile grout is not such a difficult job, I can’t say the same thing about grease build up on painted walls – the more porous the surface is, the more difficult the grease is to remove. Unless you haven’t tried the following method in removing sticky grease splatters easily, without leaving unsightly discoloration stains on the kitchen walls surface (which often requires repainting).
Leaving dangerous cleaning chemicals aside, mom used some household items which removed grease from painted walls quite easy.
First, spray the surface with White Vinegar – mix one part white vinegar with one part hot water in a spray bottle. Apply the solution over the greasy area and let sit for several minutes. Wipe it with a clean rag and work in small areas to collect most grease splatters.
Secondly, use Baking Soda – make a paste of three tablespoons of baking soda with one cup of warm water. Apply the paste over the greasy area and let it work for 5 minutes, then use a nylon scrubber to rub the grease splatters gently.
These two grease busters will do the hard work for without being necessary to repaint the kitchen walls. However, if the grease build up is too big, you can bring on the heavy artillery, Ammonia.
Just mix two cups of household ammonia with one gallon of hot water in a spray bottle. Apply the solution over the greasy area and let it act for 10 minutes, then use nylon sponge or brush to remove the stains.
Important! Gloves and ventilation are a must when using ammonia.