What if I only need to clean off a few marks?
Walls inside your home are susceptible to scuff marks and scratches over time. To clean a mark, start from the outside and work your way in. Don’t start too far away from the mark – about half the width of the mark should be sufficient (for example, start about 1cm away from a 2cm-wide mark). Walls can accumulate dust and grime over time so try to avoid creating a visible clean patch. If you do end up with a clean patch, a feather duster can help to soften the line between the cleaned and uncleaned areas.
What if there’s mould on my windowsills?
Black mould is common inside homes with poor ventilation or even on newer homes if you leave all the windows shut. If left untreated, mould can damage paintwork and the timber beneath it. To tackle this issue, treat the mould with Resene Moss & Mould Killer before cleaning the affected area. Wear gloves to dilute the product following the instructions and apply the product using a brush or sprayer. Allow Resene Moss & Mould Killer to penetrate the surface for 48 hours, and open the windows to avoid fumes.
To prevent this problem long-term, consider painting windowsills with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom or Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom, which contain Resene MoulDefender to prevent mould. Resene Moss & Mould Killer is also recommended to treat mould infestations on exterior areas too, including decks, fences and weatherboards.
What if the home needs a deeper clean?
The aptly-named Resene Deep Clean is a slower acting cleaning product ideal for paths, patios and decks as well as other cement, timber and painted surfaces susceptible to light mould infestations. This no-scrub product will slowly break down surface contaminants over time, creating a cleaner surface. Resene Deep Clean comes in a ready-to-use trigger version – just attach to your hose and start applying it, or as a concentrate to be diluted with water.