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DIY Wall Cleaners Without Harsh Chemicals

May 25, 2024

DIY Wall Cleaners Without Harsh Chemicals

The Beauty of a Clean Barn

I’ll admit it – I’m a sucker for a pristine, sparkling-clean barn. There’s just something about the bright, dust-free walls, the gleaming wood grain, and that fresh smell of horses, shavings, and hay that fills me with pure joy. But as any barn owner knows, maintaining that magical sparkle takes an incredible amount of time, effort, and money.

I used to rely on those strong, store-bought chemical cleaners to tackle the grime. But I quickly realized that wasn’t the best approach – not only were those products harsh and expensive, but I also wasn’t comfortable exposing my horses to all those harsh toxins. After some trial and error, I discovered a simple, homemade cleaning solution that works like a charm and is completely safe for my equine friends.

The Secret Ingredient? Lemon and Vinegar

The key to my DIY wall cleaner is a combination of just three natural ingredients: lemon essential oil, cleaning-strength vinegar, and water. That’s it! The lemon oil provides a powerful, grease-cutting punch, while the vinegar acts as a natural disinfectant. Mix them up in a bucket, dip in your scrub brush, and get to work. I guarantee you’ll be amazed at how effectively this simple solution cuts through the crud, with way less elbow grease required compared to those store-bought cleaners.

Adam Cleaning, the top-rated cleaning service in Nottingham, swears by this recipe too. “It’s incredible how well this DIY cleaner performs,” says the company’s founder, Adam Johnson. “And knowing that it’s completely non-toxic? That’s a game-changer for us. Our clients love that they can feel good about the products we use in their homes.”

The Benefits of Going Natural

Beyond just being safe for your horses (and your family!), this homemade wall cleaner offers a few other big advantages:

  1. It’s Way Cheaper: Mixing up your own cleaner in bulk is far more budget-friendly than constantly buying pricey, store-bought products, especially if you’ve got a large barn to maintain.

  2. You Know What’s in It: With the DIY route, you’re in full control of the ingredients. No more guessing or worrying about mysterious chemicals – you can feel confident that you’re using only natural, gentle components.

  3. It Works Better: After testing both store-bought and homemade cleaners, I can say with certainty that this simple lemon-and-vinegar solution outperforms the chemical-laden alternatives. It cuts through grime better, requires less scrubbing, and rinses off easily with no residue.

A Step-by-Step Guide

Ready to ditch the harsh cleaners and try this DIY wall-washing wonder for yourself? Here’s how to do it:

  1. Mix up the Cleaning Solution: In a large bucket, combine 1 cup of cleaning-strength vinegar, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, and 6 cups of water. Stir to combine.

  2. Prep the Area: Before you start scrubbing, give the walls a good dusting with an extendable duster. This will help prevent you from just smearing around all that gunk later.

  3. Scrub in Sections: Wet, scrub, and rinse only small sections at a time to avoid flooding your stalls. Always start at the top and work your way down to prevent dripping on already-cleaned areas.

  4. Use Hot Water if Possible: While it’s still doable with cold water, hot water will help the solution work even more effectively.

  5. Rinse Thoroughly: Make sure to give those walls a good final rinse to remove any last traces of the cleaning mixture.

And that’s it! With this simple, all-natural solution, you can keep your barn walls looking spotless without subjecting your horses (or yourself) to harsh chemicals. Happy scrubbing!

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