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Do walls in your home appear to be smudge magnets? Well, how about the fingerprint spots in commonly touched areas like near thermostat switches or light switches? With passage of time fingerprint spots and smudges accumulate along with dirt and dust that makes it even more unsightly. Fortunately, there are enough of ways on how to clean the spots. Further, it is extremely easy to do so.

Baby Wipes

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One of the easiest way to get rid of fingerprint marks to use a baby wipe. Baby wipes are there to clean skin, so they work well for removing oil stains left behind the fingerprint marks. Wipe the area with a dry cloth first and then removes the dust. Once you remove the dust, clean the area with a baby wipe. Wipe in a circular way and don’t press too hard. It will damage the paint.

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For tougher smudges, you can blend up a solution with one part water and one part vinegar. It will do wonders for your wall. It works best when you mix the solution with a spray bottle. Dust the area and then clean the mixture of dish soap and water. Once you wash with soap and water, spray the smudged area with vinegar or water solution. Let the mixture settle for a minute and then wipe it clean. It is rare, but vinegar reacts with paints, so you should test the solution on a small obscure area of the wall before using it in large quantities.

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Microfiber cloth

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If you don’t want to use commercial cleaning products like vinegar, you can try buying a multipurpose fiber cloth. The clothes come at $3-$4 each and you can even buy them on online basis. It is machine washable and reusable. You can dampen the cloth with water and wipe away fingerprints or smudges. It is an eco-friendly way of cleaning smudges. The results are visible.

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Wallpaper can be bit tricky to clean, but it is not impossible. Try using an art gum eraser to remove the spots. In many cases, the art gum eraser will work. However, for greasy spots, rub the stains with baby powder or cornstarch. Let the powder or cornstarch settle for an hour and then brush clean.

Don’t paint

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For lot of DIY’ers, adding touch ups is important. The problem is that paint fades with passage of time. Try to remove the smudge or stain by painting over it. In many cases, you’ll end up with a brightly colored spots that don’t match with the old paint. Unless you are goin