Expected outcomes of Spot Free ceiling cleaning based on previous experience
Matt paint ceilings
If your property is under 5 years old, has good quality flat or matt painted ceilings and you have not been trying to clean the ceilings yourselves or have not swatted flies on the ceiling, but there are many flyspots, grease, mould or grime then we should give you an excellent result with our system of cleaning ceilings whereby it just about looks like new again!
If your ceiling is 5 to 10 years old with good quality flat or matt paint and you have not been trying to clean the ceilings yourselves or have not swatted flies on the ceiling, but there are many flyspots, grease, mould or grime, then we should give you a very good result with our system of cleaning ceilings whereby we will get all the flyspots, grease, mould or grime off BUT there will probably be 5 – 7% of the flyspots that have left scars, stains and/or holes in the paint surface because of the acidity of fly poo! It will still look a helluva lot better than before our procedure!
If your ceiling is 10 to 20 years old the quality of the flat or matt paint will make a big difference on the outcome of a professional ceiling clean but even the best quality paint cannot survive fly poo upon fly poo for years and years without suffering some serious scarring and stains.
In all of the above scenarios your ceiling should look a LOT better but if you want to change the colour or paint it anyway, it will definitely be “paint ready” saving you the cost of a sealcoat before painting.
Semi-gloss paint ceilings
Ceilings are painted with semi-gloss paint so they can be cleaned easier without damaging the paint finish (which happens with DIY cleaning of matt ceilings) however there are big drawbacks to semi-gloss paint as well.
The biggest problem with semi-gloss paint is that it shows every screwhead and every flaw in the ceiling gib and when you try to clean it with a damp cloth – Yes stuff cleans off it fine BUT you can see the swirly moisture marks left from where you wiped! In fact with most semi-gloss ceilings if you get a brand new cloth get it wet. Rub in a circle on the ceiling. Let it dry. You will probably see the circle made by the dried water!
Similarly when we clean a semi-gloss ceiling with steam, yes we get all the dirt off but you can often see moisture trails where we have cleaned but at least they are straight and go in the same direction!
Just like matt paint, the quality of the paint and age of the flyspots etc effect the outcome of cleaning the ceiling. (matt ceiling outcomes) but with semi-gloss paint damaged paint is more obvious to onlookers due to the reflectiveness of the finish.