Ceilings are one of the parts of your home that you always see but seldom clean. Knowing how to clean walls and ceilings will reduce the amount of dust floating around in your home and make any room look better. Light, routine cleaning of your walls and ceilings will keep them looking fresh and delay the need for a major cleaning. Once you make this part of your regular cleaning routine, it’ll take just minutes and you’ll notice less dust in your house.


Use a long-handled duster with a microfiber attachment rather than climbing up and down a ladder repeatedly. This will pick up more dust and is less likely to scratch your ceiling rather than the traditional duster. Apply the formula below to your microfiber for maximum result.


Depending on the type of vacuum you have, you may be able to vacuum a substantial amount of debris before doing anything else. You might extend the telescoping shaft if needed. Always pay attention to corners as this is where crown molding meets the ceiling. Also check and clean the areas around air vents.

Here’s a homemade solution that can get the dirt off painted walls and ceilings:

  • Mix ½ cup vinegar, 1 cup clear ammonia, ¼ cup baking soda and 1-gallon warm water for large areas.

  • Combine 1 cup warm water, 4 drops liquid dish detergent and 2 tablespoons with vinegar in a spray bottle for smaller areas.