Clean tips and tricks for interior plastering

Your interior plaster is getting old but actually too strong to replace it with a new one. Our tip: You can clean it without spending a lot of money on it, and so go ahead.

What to do with minor damage?

The imprint of the bicycle tire on the wall, the chocolate stains of children's fingers or the greasy stains on the kitchen wall happened quickly. For wallpapers such damage would be a mean disaster. If there are damage to plaster walls, cleaning is relatively easy.

Which dirt can be removed?

  • Dust and pollen
  • rubber marks
  • fingerprints
  • colored pencils
  • fat splashes
  • nicotine deposits
  • Mold

How is cleaned?

Dust and pollen

Both are particularly popular with structural plastering. With a duster or vacuum cleaner you can easily work against these deposits.

rubber marks

The tire imprint of the bike on the wall or the black vacuum cleaner cord, which is always pulled around the same corner, likes to leave black welts. If sponge and brush do not help here, a dirt eraser can help.


They are often visible around the light switch. Here are often enough already a few drops of detergent on a soft cloth to remedy the situation. For stubborn stains and helps the Schmutzradierer.

colored pencils

A quick dash comes to the wall while raving. That's no problem for a pumice stone. But be careful not to rub too hard so as not to affect the structure of the plaster surface.

fat splashes

They like to come to the kitchen walls. Here a cleaning agent which can dissolve fats helps. It is applied with the spray bottle and absorbed after a short reaction time with a sponge.

nicotine deposits

Nicotine is very persistent. You can try it with a steam cleaner and evaporate the whole wall. If you are unsuccessful, just clean the interior plaster carefully with a concrete grinder and apply a thin coat of rubbing compound later.


A mild mold can be treated with a mildew remover. Large areas must be repaired with a mineral interior plaster.

Tips & Tricks

Always clean a plaster surface from bottom to top. This prevents the dirty water from contaminating the underlying clean area.

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