How To Clean Dry Wall With Your Nail Brush

No amount of time, or fancy equipment, is going to get your wall to look even remotely like it did a month ago.

Your drywall is already dried out and cracked, so there’s little you can do (other than dry out and repair when you see fit). One inexpensive trick is to try using your nail brush to sweep away all those crumbs from the bottom of your walls… and your nails, too. That’s right, your nail brushes are good for even your worst wallpaper.

And if you do it right, your new drywall is going to look like new.

I know, I know-I thought so too, until I started using my nail brushes to get my whole life’s old crumbs off my walls.

First thing I discovered about cleaning is that you have to scrub them like the devil. It takes some persistence (or maybe you just love the sound of that) to get them all off the brushes, and even more energy to dry them out properly.

Here’s a trick: Let your bristles stay for only a second or two when you wipe them on the wall to see if that works. If it’s the same color as your wallpaper, and it’s just a little dry, then you’re in business. If your brushes are like that, you can wipe off on a paper towel afterwards.

After I figured out how to get them off successfully (and even more conveniently after my house was cleaned up and I had a nice little spot for my new paint), I decided to try removing the drywall stains using my nail brushes instead.

Here’s how. Let’s start with a clean brush, for simplicity sake.

Start out by applying a small amount of paint to the brush, along with some water. 

Warmly coat the brush on each wall stain, using lots of water for the paint.

Then wipe off with a paper towel to make sure everything is clean. You can use my favorite drywall stain remover, called My-Pal, or I find it works best to use a cotton swab on the brush and slowly push it against the stain like water into the paint.

I use two cotton swabs per brush, and the other side of the bottle contains a little bit of my favorite nail polish remover, called Nail Glow .

I’ve found this to be both effective and effective enough to get any stains out at a low price price. If you have the money, go all out, but this really does work.

Now let’s see how this works for those extra stains and drips. Start by applying a little bit of your favorite nail polish remover to the brush. 

Warmly coat the brush on each stain, using lots of water for the nail polish.

I find the easiest way to do this (especially with my new brush) is to do small circles on the wall and a small triangle on every other wall. So when I do my big circles, my triangle is touching each and every room.

I usually run out of paint before getting to the small triangles, so I’m going to wipe them off with my paper towel as I go. Repeat until you have the whole house all white. 

Now that your wall is all white, put all of your drywall products back on so they dry to the point that you can then wipe off the excess. You’ll need the nail polish remover, the drywall remover, and the water and the paint remover mixed together (just mix the water in a blender to make it easier to use).

When you’re ready, go ahead and use the nail polish remover.