Clean baseboards ensure that you love keeping your house clean and bright. Most of us dream of having a clean and contemporary space, but never dream of cleaning it actually. If you are the one who desires to keep the space tidy by putting effort into cleaning, then you can turn your dream into an elegant reality.
Cleaning baseboards can be made quite effortless with the help of proper baseboard cleaning tools. The most popular tool is the Baseboard Buddy, which has an extendable pole and a contoured cleaning head to shape all baseboards.
To keep the baseboards clean, you might want to sit and wipe them clean with a damp cloth or simply dry microfiber cloth to get rid of the dust. So, why are there so many tools available for cleaning baseboards? Let’s figure it out together.
Why Use a Tool to Clean Baseboards?
We can imagine that a clean house can never be completely clean for the eyes until the baseboards are brighter than white. So, it is very important for a spick and span look that your baseboards shine bright.
Now, the question arises why should we use a tool, if we can simply use a dry and/or wet cloth to wipe clean it? And, the answer is to reduce efforts as well as stress on the body, especially on the back. Whenever we clean baseboards without tools, mostly, we end up in the wrong posture, hurting our back and causing a lot of fatigue.
Our energy is limited, so why waste a lot of energy on such a simple task, when you can use a smart approach?
What’s the Most Popular Baseboard Cleaning Tool?
If you check stores near you or online, you might find so many colorful options to clean the baseboards, but the most effective and the best one is a Baseboard Buddy.
This tool is simple, easy to use, offers great comfort, is easy to clean, has reusable buddy pads, and works great for both higher and lower areas.
How to Clean a Baseboard Using a Baseboard Buddy Tool?
This buddy can be used in both ways with or without water depending upon your requirement. If you have this product and you are confused, how to use it effectively to clean better without stressing the body and save time as well? Well, you are in the right spot. Here are the step-by-step details on how to use it appropriately.
Firstly, If you just bought this product, you have to fit the head in the rod before using it. Now, that the buddy is ready to do a clean sweep, let’s checkout the step by step procedure:
- The handle is lightweight so you don’t need to strain every nerve and muscle to handle it. Extend the handle to the desired length for quick cleaning.
- Walk along the baseboards and simply glide the baseboard buddy. It’s recommended to use the dry head before using the wet one.
- Now that you are done cleaning your baseboard with a dry head, it’s time for final cleaning with a wet one. Rinse the pad with lukewarm water and squeeze all the water out. Make sure, it’s just slightly wet. Again walk and glide along the baseboards.
- Hopefully your baseboards will be shining bright by now, but if you still feel the need of more cleaning, you can give another round using a wet/dry head.
- You may also use a baseboard cleaning spray and wipe it clean using your baseboard buddy.
Do regular cleaning using a dry head.
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Can You Use a Swiffer to Clean Baseboards?
Absolutely, swiffer can work great for baseboards, but it might give you a hard time reaching every nook and corner of the baseboard, especially if it is a layered design baseboard.
If you are already using swiffer for cleaning the floors then it’s a good idea to use it on baseboards as well for a refreshing look.
What Cleaning Spray is Best for Really Dirty and Sticky Baseboards?
Have you heard the name of Krud Kutter yet? This product can do wonders when it comes to cutting grease and removing stubborn dirt. If you know you know!
It has the magical ability to lift years of grease and dirt, without damaging the surface. If there is a gross layer of grease, you need to spray it and leave it for a few minutes. Wipe it using a microfiber cloth and fall in love with your space again.
Can You Use Krud Kutter with the Baseboard Buddy?
Yes, just like I mentioned above you can use Krud Cutter on baseboards! If you haven’t cleaned your baseboards properly in a very long time, or you do a lot of frying at home, which is why your house gets a thin layer of grease everywhere especially on baseboards, then this product is here for your rescue. You can save a lot of time and effort scrubbing away a combination of dirt, grease, and stains.
Just spray it on the baseboards, leave it for a few seconds, and then wipe it clean using a baseboard buddy. Within a few seconds, your baseboards will be bright again.
Do you know that you can use magic erasers for baseboard cleaning as well? They work really well, but the cost might be a back pain later so, if you cannot afford to stain your back or shoulder muscles, but at the same time love a deeply clean space, a baseboard buddy can be a best option.
Jamie is the Founder of My Home Dwelling. He is a homeowner and enjoys sharing his homeowner tips with others. He has real estate experience working as a new home construction Realtor. Jamie has worked on numerous residential construction sites helping with interior and exterior renovations. He loves refinishing furniture, DIY home projects, and sharing his knowledge online.