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How to clean a wall from Fleckenradierer stains?

Hello,

I'm a student and about to move out from a room I rent.
Therefore, I started cleaning my room.

Unfortunately, I had white blu tack (Haftpunkte - bought from Migros) in the white wall of my room. When I removed the blue tack, there were still some darker oily stains remained in the wall.

I bought the stain-eraser (Fleckenradierer - bought from Migros) to remove these oily stains but it made everything worse! Now, at the points where I used the eraser my wall is more white and it seems I used a sponge on top of it.

I'm afraid the owner of the room will get my whole deposit (which is in the range of ~2000CHF) with the argument that they need to repaint the wall or something.

Do you have any ideas on what to do?
I'm asking here since the products that I used are from Migros, so maybe somebody had a similar problem.

I found online that I can use warm water and soap, but now I'm afraid to try this as well in case I make everything much worse.

In the following link you can see pictures of my wall and the products that I used.

If you have any hints, I would be grateful.

Thanks!
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Re: How to clean a wall from Fleckenradierer stains?

Since, I couldn't edit my previous post :S, for ease of I access I put the links to each picture here.

The sponges I used to clean up my wall.


The blu tack I used.


The wall.
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Old 26.09.2018, 20:49
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Re: How to clean a wall from Fleckenradierer stains?

Either you clean/paint the whole wall, or leave it as is. You can't clean a small part of the wall and expect it to be equal to the rest of the wall which is not cleaned.

Also mind the rules (which are very often mentioned on this forum) about that what you have to pay in relation to the age of the paint, and about normal wear and tear.
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Re: How to clean a wall from Fleckenradierer stains?

Personally I have used these erasers with quite some success, to the point of getting compliments by the Agence how clean the walls are .


Might worth trying since the wall otherwise needs repainting anyway is to simply very gently give the whole wall a light scrub, don't use too much moisture in the sponge to avoid runs. I have used these as well with an alcohol / water mix to ensure that the moisture evaporates quicker. Don't use a random pattern, but make vertical lanes.
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Re: How to clean a wall from Fleckenradierer stains?

How long were you in the room? When were the walls last painted? Do you know what kind of paint is on the walls?

The typical interval for repainting is 10 years, so if that is coming up anyway, that should not be an issue, just be honest about your attempts to clean.
Even if it was recently done, meaning you would be made to pay for the cost, repainting a wall does NOT cost CHF 2000, so there is no way they can keep all of the deposit; however, a painter who takes an hour to paint the wall can easily come in at 200 francs plus, depending on how far they travel to do the job and what materials are used.
I would not recommend just repainting yourself if you have no previous experience and do not know what is already on the walls, as some paints are not a good mix over others.
 




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