Five-Minute Wallpaper Clean: Old Bread?!

April 24, 2010

in 30-Minute Homemaker


Half a loaf is better than none for cleaning!

I first heard of cleaning walls with bread in a book I read as a child. The idea captured my imagination then (what a great thing to do with the nasty whole-grain stuff my mom used to serve us!), and I love it now as a nontoxic, green way to bring new life to your old walls. So I did a little research to find out if you can, in fact, clean your walls with bread. Guess what: YOU CAN! Here’s how:

1. Use semi-stale bread, like the last two pieces at the bottom of the bag.

2. Dust the wallpaper first, with a feather duster or a soft cloth.

3. Roll the bread into a tight ball and rub it gently over the surface, ripping the bread to remove the soiled sections.

4. Rub only in one direction to keep from making streaks.

This technique has been used successfully to remove crayon from walls, and to remove pencil from walls as well.

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  • Salmateo

    Nice thought….if only it worked! I had to use the magic eraser on my two year olds creations on the wallpaper. He used both crayon and pencil for his masterpiece.

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