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post #1 of Old 07-02-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow cleaning ceilings??

I just got a job for tomorrow to clean ceilings and walls. .. My first big cleaning job and I hope to impress my client...

Does anybody have any tips that I could use to clean the ceiling more efficiently

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I just got a job for tomorrow to clean ceilings and walls. .. My first big cleaning job and I hope to impress my client...

Does anybody have any tips that I could use to clean the ceiling more efficiently

Verna
What are you cleaning exactly? What is on the ceiling and walls?

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post #3 of Old 07-02-2008, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hi;

The lady just wants the ceilings washed down basically, and from what I saw, it's just a regular cleaning of the ceilings.

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post #4 of Old 07-03-2008, 12:15 AM
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Kendra is trying to find out what type of surfaces you will be cleaning. For example - painted surfaces, ceiling tiles, stucco, concrete, etc....
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Sory, I misunderstood the question.. it's painted walls/ceilings (not tiles, or stuuco), just plain surfaces.

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depending upon the soil you can use several things to wash walls with such as Dawn dish washing liquid, a degreasing agent, or TSP

The key to washing walls is to start from the bottom and work up. If you start from the top and work down you will have runs and streaks that will cause you major pain when trying to get a uniform look when the walls dry.

You should work in small sections wetting and drying quickly so as to not soak any area.

Remember to lay plastic sheeting down to protect flooring from any splatters, drips, etc....

Regarding the ceiling, if you use a sponge mop or a flat board you will be able to avoid using a step stool or ladder & the job will go quicker. Again remember to protect the floors.
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Thx so much for your replies. You guys are great. I have some areas completed and about to return to work after lunch.

Does anyone here use cloths to wash ceilings? I'm been cleaning with a cloth but I've decided ro use your suggestion and pick up a sponge mop on the way back to work.

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you can use a sh-mop (see an example of one in this link - http://hooversmountaingoods.com/stor...ular_Pole.html
if you want to use cloths
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