Chalk is perhaps the most common cleaning problem when it comes to exterior surfaces. If either your or your neighbours’ kids have been running around, scribbling and drawing on your walls and pavements, don’t fret. Chalk is as easy to remove as it is a common problem!
The Cleaning Process
The process itself is fairy easy and doesn’t require much work nor does it require a lot of tools. You might even decide to make it fun by making it a family project by letting your kids clean their “canvases”.
For the process you’ll require:
- A mild soap or detergent
- A bucket
- A few scrubbing brushes
- A hose
Begin by spraying the wall with the hose. If the nozzle can be adjusted, do so to add pressure to the water. Start at the top and work your way down. As the chalk becomes wet, it will wash away and the water pressure will add additional cleaning power. Next, fill a bucket with warm water and add a mild soap or detergent and mix until suds begin to form. Next, dip the scrub brush in the water and scrub the remaining chalk off of the wall. Lastly, rinse area thoroughly with the hose and repeat the process until all of the chalk is removed.
Some Helpful Advice
-Do not allow the moistened chalk to dry on the surface, or it will be more difficult to remove. Rinse frequently to keep this from happening.
-Pressure washers are also great for cleaning brick walls. They can be rented from home improvement stores. However, for the removal of chalk, a good garden hose nozzle is sufficient enough.
-As a last resort, chemicals can be applied to remove the chalk, but this is typically not necessary. If you are unable to remove the chalk with simple cleaning methods, visit your hardware or home improvement store for stronger cleaning products. Use caution and keep these products away from children!
-On the topic of chemicals, I would like to share afun fact my mate Tony tried a while ago. Some kids had been drawing all morning on his driveway and he had no idea how to remove…