Post-Renovation Cleaning: The Best Way to Do It

by Pristine Beers | White Lilac Cleaning - September 30, 2019

Transforming your home in an imaginative renovation project feels great, there’s no doubt about that. However, the mess that is left behind is definitely not something anyone looks forward to cleaning. So, how do you make your home shine after renovation work

With everything else you have to think about when renovating your home, cleaning is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, getting rid of the mess isn’t something you have to worry about! With the leading renovation cleaning in Anchorage, your property will look impeccable in no time at all, no matter how messy the renovation job was. 

How do I clean my house after renovation?

Depending on how big your renovation project was, you will probably have to put in a substantial amount of time and effort to get rid of dust after the construction and make everything look shipshape in your home. 

Luckily, we’ve prepared some general tips to help you tackle your post-construction mess:

  • Walls: unless your walls have been newly painted, use a damp towel or cloth to wipe them down. You can wrap the cloth around an extension duster or a broom to get into the high corners and the ceiling; 
  • Floors: vacuum all carpeted and non-carpeted floors and use your mop to go over wood, linoleum, or tile surfaces to get rid of all the dirt; 
  • Upholstery: use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to go over your upholstered furniture, even if it was covered during the renovation work. 
  • Light fixtures: dust and wipe down all light fixtures. Don’t forget the blades of your ceiling fan if you have one. 
  • Other furniture: use a damp cloth to go over all other furniture pieces, metal, and wood surfaces to eliminate any remaining dirt and dust. 
  • Air filters: make sure to check up on your air filters and clean them and put them back in case they’ve been removed during the renovation. 

How do I clean my house after painting?

The best way to minimize the mess after a paint job is to keep things nice and clean during the process. Read on to learn how to protect your house from unwanted spills and drips and how to clean them if they do happen. 


The more you work on minimizing the risks of spatters before a paint job, the less you’ll have to worry about after the work is done. Try the following tips: 

  • Mask around woodwork, windows, and doors or use a paint shield;
  • Cover the furniture and floor with drop cloths (canvas or plastic);
  • Try not to bump the paint roller into surfaces you don’t want to paint the same color;
  • Keep water and a sponge nearby for latex paint drips or paint thinner and a cloth for solvent-thinned paints.   


Some spills are bound to happen, no matter how hard you try to prevent them. Here are some tips for dealing with paint drips: 

  • Try to clean any spills and drips while they’re wet  
  • Don’t wait too long to peel of the masking tape to avoid pulling off paint
  • Scrape smudges and drops from windows with a razor blade scraper
  • Clean latex paint with some eco-friendly detergent and water on a soft cloth 
  • Clean solvent-thinned paint with some turpentine and follow up with detergent and warm water 

First-rate renovation cleaning Anchorage is proud to call its own

Home renovation requires a lot of work and can take up a large chunk of your time. And when it’d over, there’s even more work to be done. But why do it all yourself? There’s no reason why you should waste your free time cleaning when you could take a break to visit the Anchorage Museum?

While you enjoy yourself, your dependable cleaning pros at White Lilac will make sure no speck of dust is left in your home even after an especially demanding paint or renovation job. Reach out to us today and get your peace of mind!