A common sight in many laundry rooms, the ingredients in Tide that help make it an effective laundry detergent can cause unpleasant stains on surfaces such as carpets, floors and walls. The dye in the laundry detergent as well as the soap itself can leave unsightly discolorations on bedroom walls. Fortunately, since Tide is a cleaning agent you can generally remove it from the walls using only a few items.
Things You'll Need
Dampen a lint-free cloth in cold water. Wipe the excess Tide laundry detergent carefully off the bedroom walls with the wet cloth.
Rinse the detergent out of the cloth and continue wiping the walls gently until you have removed the Tide off the surface.
Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar. Mist any discolorations on the bedroom walls with the vinegar.
Dampen a clean lint-free cloth with cool water. Blot the vinegar off the bedroom walls. Repeat the process until you have removed the stains.
Mist the bristles of a clean toothbrush with white vinegar. Scrub any remaining stains gently with the toothbrush. Blot the vinegar off the walls with a damp cloth. Remove excess liquid off the walls with a towel.
Test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the bedroom walls. If discoloration or damage occurs, discontinue use.