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Old 08-11-2013, 01:33 AM
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All the doors, door frames and baseboards in our house are white. I noticed they're starting to look pretty dirty and I need to clean them. I've never had white baseboards so I really don't know what the best thing to use would be. Any tips on how to make my job easier/successful??
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:36 AM
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Clorox wipes or Magic Eraser Either should work like a charm!
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:57 AM
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We just use water with a dash of Dr. Bronner's soap and lots of "kid power" That's a kid chore here!
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:26 AM
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I wipe them first with a slightly soapy wet cloth, then follow up behind with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge on any scuffs or hard to clean spots. I'm doing this right now, actually! This method works on all the trim and doors in my house.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:06 AM
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one of these puppies! http://www.homedepot.com/p/SteamFast...3#.UgecapKcdsk

when we moved here, we steamed the heck out of all the walls, baseboards, door frames and windows. Freaking amazing! I love this thing lol.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:09 AM
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Magic erasers and/or a bit of Dr. Bronner's works for me. I have my kids do baseboards every so often too

My trick for keeping them clean(er) is to run a dryer sheet over them. They sort of grab all the dusty dirty bits and keep them from attracting so much dirt. ( I don't use dryer sheets in my laundry so I by a cheap box and they last forever )
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:46 AM
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I vacuum them first with the dust attachment to get the main dust off, then wipe with a damp cloth.
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This is now on my official wish list!

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one of these puppies! http://www.homedepot.com/p/SteamFast...3#.UgecapKcdsk

when we moved here, we steamed the heck out of all the walls, baseboards, door frames and windows. Freaking amazing! I love this thing lol.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:36 PM
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one of these puppies! http://www.homedepot.com/p/SteamFast...3#.UgecapKcdsk

when we moved here, we steamed the heck out of all the walls, baseboards, door frames and windows. Freaking amazing! I love this thing lol.
That looks amazing! The steam doesn't damage the wood?
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