Before i started painting the walls i wipe down the walls with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water. This article will help explain the mystery. Basically, latex paints contain surfactants which makes applying them possible. failed here. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the NoStupidQuestions community, Press J to jump to the feed. If you need some help removing your mural from the wall first, check out this article here! According to the landlord it's almost impossisble to stop; certainly the paint, wallpaper etc. It's a good idea to clean your walls by working from the bottom up, which can prevent your cleaning process from causing further drip marks. Get some automotive hand cleaner from the hardware store. Post by Guest » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 11:11 . ! Step 2 Use a disposable paintbrush, apply safe paint-stripping gel or paste to the entire surface that is painted. If you have matte painted walls in your home, you know that while they look beautiful, it can be tough to get scuff marks off without scratching or wearing down the paint. I painted it over a flat finish white wall. Sticky adhesive residue can remain on walls even after tape is removed. Masking tape is commonly adhered to walls for painting purposes. Mold is a living organism that occurs in wet environments. Lighter fluid could be used to do away with adhesives. Rotate the rag because it takes up the adhesive. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. What's all this white stuff on my basement walls? Temperature and humidity can affect whether or not this happens and where it happens. I’m torn between all white windows or adding a contrast to my white walls and doing dark windows. When do you remove your Christmas decorations? White powdery residue on walls. Paint the wall with plaster sealer. You'll wash the paint off. But the only reason I think I notice is because my walls are darker colored the rest of the house is painted white so I wouldn't see it otherwise. Chalking paint is a fine, light colored, powdery residue on the painted exterior surfaces of your home. A restoration company cleaned up a flood in the home last year. Don't fret. The first symptom of a moisture problem is a fine white powder on the plaster surface caused by soluble salts that migrate to the surface of the plaster. Only suggesting they've come up with since is that the moisture content in the room is too blame - but no idea if that means it's too dry or too damp. ? What it is, How It is Caused, & How to Get rid of It. I Just moved into a new apartment, the whole apartment was painted brand spanking new but in the bathroom for some reason, no matter where you run your hand on the walls your finger tips are left with white residue, it's equivalent to chalk or baby powder, if you look at the walls there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by buncakes, 30 Jan 2012. buncakes. Step 1 Apply painter’s tape on the borders that butt up to painted walls and spread a cloth on the floor. If you live in an older house that had a lot of different residents move in and out over the years, there’s no doubt that the place has a lot of “character”, but one mystery that has been stumping me for some time now are these gross brown spots and streaks on my bathroom walls. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. If the wall stays wet, the plaster eventually will crumble. Penny. Eventually all of the surfacants will leach out and you won't see the white spots any more. in simple terms placed some on a rag and rug the tape. The solution is to just use some soap and water and wipe down the stains as they appear. Post by Same issue » Tue 26 May, 2009 18:58 . A pressure washer loaded with a gentle cleaning solution should do the trick. Justin bought a sofa on sale for $259. The primary cause is exposure to sunlight. Guest. You can sign in to vote the answer. I warn you though, this might rip the paint right off the walls. Rub that sponge vertically down the wall, working one section at a time. Here's another idea. Hey guys, can anyone tell me what this white stuff is on my painted walls? The white alkaline substance that often crops up on cinder block walls is called efflorescence. 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