Cleaning Dirty Walls

Shannon Lush shares how to clean dirty walls - and how to decorate bare walls.

Clean walls
Use lavender oil (1 teaspoon per litre of water) in a spray bottle and lightly mist over the wall before giving it a good scrub with a pair of pantyhose.

Filling bare walls
• A nice way of filling bland walls is to decorate using colourful fabric on canvasses (if you havn’t any spare off-cuts, you can buy them for less than standard fabric costs). Canvases are cheap, simply cover the canvas with foam padding. Then layer the fabric over the canvas however you like and staple it down. Fabric off-cuts are available from most fabric stores. Lincraft, for example, has remnant bins with scraps of great material (often end of line fabric) at bargain prices.

• For one-off fabrics, try second-hand stores. We shopped at Reverse Garbage, 8/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville and got lots of fabric for $7.00.

For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here

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Posted by Kimberlee8Report
How would I get nail polish off wall without stripping paint and from tiles?
Posted by goldieReport
simply use 'acetone'-your usual nailpolish
remover
Posted by Report
Love your new show Shannon. Tips are great and I am
about to use teatree oil and wholemeal bread one to
hopefully clean off mark from bedroom wall. I know
it will work....will let you know. Thanks Karen
Posted by LifeStyleReport
Hi Diane, the LifeStyle Team here. Pick up a copy of Shannon Lush's best-sellers "Spotless" and "Speed Cleaning" from your local bookstore for all her recipes and top cleaning tips.

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