Homemade Cleaning Products: Wall Cleaner

Great for painted walls, this homemade wall cleaner will save you a lot of time and arm pain.

Cleaning the Walls

Meant for use on painted walls, this spray has germ-killing capabilities and can remove a variety of marks, including crayon.

Prep: 3 min.

Cost: 83¢

Yield: 29 oz.



  • Funnel
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • 32-oz. spray bottle
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sponge



  • 2 Tbsp. borax
  • 3 cups warm water
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 tsp. liquid castile soap



Using funnel, add borax, water, vinegar and oil to bottle. Shake well to emulsify. Add soap. Shake well. Put on gloves. Lightly spray on walls and wipe with a damp sponge, rinsing sponge as needed. (Work from the bottom up so streaks don't form.)