How To Clean Drywall Warts With Bleach

A quick solution for home repair or just looking for a quick cleaning fix.

When it comes to drywall there’s a pretty serious need for a quick fix. This home has lots of drywall but very little use. And those drywall patches need regular maintenance, but that’s another article. The first thing was to take a look at a bunch of the drywall joints and get any loose pieces away from the wall. Then use a little bleach to remove any stubborn drywall particles without damaging the drywall itself. Then use a brush or sponge to scrub away any remaining drywall from the joints.

This is a very simple, cheap and very effective method to clean out drywall. I would highly recommend this method for anyone who has a messy, drywall/wood combo. But even without a messy combo you can use any product that makes a small amount of bleach to remove drywall material and be done with it. In addition the bleach will not damage a new drywall repair or create a huge mess which will be the case if you try and remove wetting compound or caulk.

To use a sponge brush I would recommend a small, medium or large. The largest one would work best since it’s longer and easier to work with but it’s just a matter of preference. Just soak the brush and your sponge in the bleach solution and scrub away the drywall. If you’re using a cleaner brush try rubbing the wet sponge in. If too much bleach is dripping off the brush it’ll look like you’ve just applied too much liquid bleach. Once all the drywall is removed rinse the brush and spray the bleach on the floor as you scrub. This will remove all the residual bleach so you clean off the joint in one step. Repeat as necessary, washing both sides of the joint and then re-wetting the joint. I find it’s best to drywall repair or paint your drywall on both sides of a drywall repair before the bleach solution is applied and then scrub out the repair if needed. You’ll have to scrub out the joint and then re-wet it before the bleach solution is sprayed, but it’s a far less difficult fix than trying to apply a caulk or wetting compound.

Some of you may have used this technique in your home in the past but not all have. That’s okay and you’re not alone. It’s easy to do, you won’t even notice you’ve done it anymore and that’s what really matters.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Home Repairing!

Do you have more tips like this? What are you trying to find to keep you focused on what you’re doing? Have you found yourself spending longer on repairs or more time planning repairs instead of finishing? Have you read about or researched the dangers of drywall that have gotten in the way of your home repairs? Any other tips you would like to add? Please leave a comment below. I greatly value all feedback.