View Full Version : dirtiest place alive
01-10-2003, 01:33 AM
that would be my place. I'm renting an apartment right now in a building that was built quite some time ago. It's really big, is right next to the campus and bars. the downside is that the walls and the kitchen were dirty when i moved in and there was a slight smell (the whole building had the smell of 'old'). Anyways I cleaned it up pretty nice and it looks pretty nice. well, I can across my black light and wanted to see if any of the poster i put up reacted to it. One did, the truman show poster. It looks pretty good in a blacklight. then i noticed the walls around it were a bright green... a color they should not be. then i walked over to my bathroom... i almost blinded myself with uv light. I did think a room would react so violently to the blacklight. then i checked out my kitchen. It was quite disgusting to think i made food there.
I need to know some really powerful cleaning **** that can get this crap off my walls (ceilings too), bathroom, and kitchen stuff!!! Any ideas?
i have an idea to let obby field this one ;)
01-10-2003, 02:03 AM
I would just paint, sounds like your walls are stained (didn't completely understand the post).
I clean with a bleach and lemon (edit: and water) pinesol mixture (they don't react when mixed). I don't feel the kitchen or bathroom are clean if I don't use bleach (not too much). You can use this mixture on the walls before you paint to clean any dirt or grease in the kitchen (just be careful not to get on the carpet or your furniture).
To get the smell out, I would also clean or have the carpets cleaned (make the owner pay for it). If you clean them yourself, make sure the water is REALLY hot.
01-10-2003, 06:59 AM
To get rid of the "old" smell, get some of the Plug-In's Nuetralizers (sp?). Worked great to get the old guy smell out of my place :)
01-10-2003, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by mojo
i have an idea to let obby field this one ;)
i'm not exactly an expert on cleaning anyway...... :hihi:
01-10-2003, 11:05 AM
Bleach and pinesol are your friends when cleaning. Avoul products that just cover up smells. You could try oxyclean. I have friends that swear by that stuff.
Go with Latingirls' sugestion. Bleach, pinesol and a whole lot of elbow grease.
How old is your carpet? if it is old and beat up ask your manager to replace it. If he won't, ask him if he can have it cleaned. And if he won't even do that, go to Home Depot and rent a carpet cleaner and do it yourself.
01-10-2003, 09:51 PM
I dont get it. What does the black light show in the kitchen?
Does the blacklight show bacteria and stuff?
Its cuz Im looking for a place right now and I'd like to check it out properly.
01-10-2003, 10:47 PM
What exactly IS on the walls? -oooo wait-maybe its LUMINAL..do you think some heinous crime was committed there and the suspect thought he had sufficiently wiped all traces of blood of the walls? KIDDING of course-
So are we talking grease or what? Mold? Mildew? Maybe with more details I can suggest something. We've used lots of different things in the buy-offs that we've renovated.One time we used an industrial cleaner called WHISTLE that worked quite nicely-but then again we were cleaning walls painted with some nasty kind of paint that was used in the 20's that seemed to be resistant to anything else....I guess it all depends on what is making it's home on your walls.
Diluted bleach IS always a good choice-but do a test patch first to make sure that it doesn't react to the wall-sometimes it will eat through old horsehair plaster if it's too strong. And of course ventilate well while you use it-Once you sanitize the walls, there is a plethura of different "potions" you can use to deodorize and freshen.
Did you ever hear of FELS NAPTHA soap? This stuff works miracles for old stained wall papers(usually found in old homes)when bleach isn't appropriate-not corrosive like bleach-but really does the trick for cleaning up gunk-tobacco stains and stuff like that.
Baking soda and water,or deluted TIDE water works good too and leaves a nice smell...I would stay away from oil based cleaners if you can(ie: murphy's oil soap-which believe it or not-on wood is actually drying to the grains)sometimes oil based cleaners seep into the old plaster walls if there are minute cracks-and you end up with soggy/darkened spots under the wall surface. Regardless of what you use to clean the walls with-you need to make sure they are dried down fairly quickly afterwards with fans or drying cloths if you can't open the window to get some nice warm breeze flowing through.
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