If you live in a house, you have greasy fingerprints on the wall.
You can’t avoid them. And heck, you can’t really figure out how to clean them off…until now!
Greasy fingerprints happen everywhere. For example, I use coconut oil as a post-shower moisturizer. I also have allergies and sneeze about 6 times in a row at rather inopportune times. Those two random pieces of information meld together to create numerous greasy handprints on my bathroom wall caused by me using the wall as a support structure during one of my sneezing fits. I’m sure you have similar stories.
You don’t see greasy fingerprints head on, but as soon as a ray of light is cast on your wall, blamo, your walls look like an episode of CSI.
I met a guy named Josh at a tradeshow. When I was done my presentation on cleaning tips, he approached me and asked me about this very issue. I told him I’d investigate and put something together for him. So I do hope, Josh, that you are reading this!
An abrasive product or all-purpose cleaner won’t work on greasy wall fingerprints. Also, you can ruin your paint job if you aren’t careful! I have a ridiculously simple solution. So simple you’ll nod your head, raise an eyebrow or do something subtle, but I know you’ll react to its simplicity.
I printed up my kitchen wall with olive oil.
Yes, these stains are fresh but this technique works equally as well on old oil stains. Try it, I dare you!
Here’s what you need:
Microfibre cloth (dry)
Here’s what to do:
Take a piece of chalk rub it over the fingerprints.
Remember to use it on an angle.
If you use the chalk on a sharp edge, you’ll leave small scratches in the paint.
Leave it for 5 minutes or so.
Take a dry microfiber cloth and dust off the chalk residue.
You’ll see remnants of the chalk directly over the oily marks.
That means the chalk has stuck to the oil and removed it from the wall (success!!).
Add a bit of water onto the microfiber cloth and go over the prints once more, to wipe up the dusty prints.
Let it dry and you’ll see, the oily marks are goners!
Give it a try and see what you think!