Pollution marks on paintwork

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  1. wanderlust

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    Hi All,

    I live on a heavily trafficked street with no separation between pavement and living room. At its worst, around doors and walls, when I wiped to clean my white emulsion walls, I get these terrible looking black marks that don't seem to wash off but spreads. Do you have any ideas how to remove or is the only solution to emulsion over.
    I've tried a magic eraser sponge and sugar soap wipes but they both seems to spread dirty grey marks.

    Thanks
    Michael
     
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    Hi,

    Try WD40?

    Kind regards, Colin.
     
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    Thank you Colin, I'll give that a go - never thought of WD40! :)
    Best wishes
    Michael
     
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    Hi,

    You're most welcome Michael. :)

    About three years ago I gave our bungalow exterior a comprehensive makeover the bungalow having lots of timberwork including original frames.

    It took over 5 US gallons of very top quality Benjamin Moore paint ( this paint is American and now sold here in the UK at around £82 per US gallon I used Aura exterior satin). Last year I noticed dirty water streaks that I tried to remove with assorted liquids I even emailed Shaws the paint supplier requesting advice; Shaw's responded saying they could supply patches of matching colour? Out of interest I then thought I'd try using WD40; I was delighted to find it worked a treat; I had sprayed the WD40 onto a clean cloth and buffed the watermark rubbing gently. I then emailed Shaw's who were grateful to receive the information. Please try WD40 on a small area first Michael it worked for me so fingers crossed it will also work for you too.

    https://www.benjaminmoorepaint.co.uk/

    I find many uses for WD40 and have bought 5L from Rufforth Auto Jumble where I visit once a month weather permitting; 5L only cost me £20 and should last for a very long time.



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