How to clean wallpaper – with bread!

Miss Thrifty6 December 17, 2008

Believe it or not, this works a treat on old, tatty-looking wallpaper. Just rub a slice down the wall, and the bread will pick up the grime.

Cheap white bread seems to works best, for some reason – so even if you end up using the whole loaf, it will cost you no more than 80 pence or thereabouts.

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6 Responses to “How to clean wallpaper – with bread!

Frugaller says:

Crumbs! Quite literally : )

What a brill use of olding bread. Have you tried old newspaper on windows? That really brings out the shine

Fru x

December 18, 2008 at 10:09 pm

admin says:

Hey Fru – thanks for the comment!

I’ve heard about using newspaper on windows, but I’ve always been too chicken to try it; I have a vision of ink-grimy glass. Do you do it?

– Miss T

December 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Frugaller says:

Yes, I tried it a couple of weeks ago. Bit of elbow grease and a copy of The Metro…alas, I did one window and made the mistake of sitting down to admire it with a cup of java and have yet to do the others…


Fru x

December 20, 2008 at 3:32 pm

apieceofwood says:

Goodness, would never of thought of this one in a million years! Will try it out one day!

December 20, 2008 at 4:12 pm

justpassing says:

This is a real restorers’ method. I once visited a gorgeous cathedral in Uppsala, Sweden, which had all that lovely wall painting European churches have (Cromwell had it all whitewashed over here about the same time he banned Christmas celebrations and dancing). Local historian/archaeologist told me they kept a bakery in business for two years doing the restoration. No kidding. It rolled the dirt off without damaging the medieval paint, and no waste disposal problem – it all went off to some compost heap. So not just thrifty – professional.

October 16, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Oh my goodness that’s unbelievable! Who’d have thought bread could be used for cleaning.

The comment about using bread for restoration is even more incredible!

August 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm

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