Cooking is a messy job, especially in the morning when you’re making breakfast on the run. Imagine frying bacon in the pan with grease splattering everywhere because you forgot to cover the pan. Marvelous! Since you can’t quickly clean up the grease splatters, over time, they will leave a residue on your kitchen surfaces.
A powerful grease cleaner will be needed to remove the sticky grease stains on kitchen surfaces. Cleaning grease from tile grout isn’t too difficult, but I can’t say the same thing about grease build up on painted walls – the more porous the surface, the harder it is to remove grease. If you haven’t tried this method for cleaning sticky grease splatters on the kitchen walls without leaving unsightly discolorations (which require repainting), you should.
Mom used some household items to remove grease from painted walls without using dangerous cleaning chemicals.
The first step is to spray the surface with White Vinegar – combine one part white vinegar with one part hot water. Apply the solution over the greasy area and let sit for several minutes. To collect most grease splatters, wipe it clean with a clean rag and work in small sections.
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 remove the grease splatters.
These two grease busters will do the hard work without the need to repaint the kitchen walls. However, if the grease build up is too big, you can bring on the heavy artillery, Ammonia.
In a spray bottle, combine two cups of household ammonia with one gallon of hot water. Apply the solution over the greasy area and let it act for 10 minutes, then use a nylon sponge or brush to remove the stains.
❗ Important! Gloves and ventilation are a must when using ammonia.