When you clean, it’s easy to forget one thing: what’s going
on above you. To make things easy, we’ve put together some great tips on how to
clean an RV ceiling.
Step One: Prep The
Ceiling & Surrounding Area
It’s tempting to think of the ceiling as a broad, flat,
empty space—because it is. But when you clean something, you’re also going to
affect the surrounding area. In this case, gravity is working against you.
That’s why you’re going to have to adequately prepare with a few key steps:
- Clear out
any delicate items you don’t want in the way. If you’re going to clean your
ceiling, you’re going to need as much space as you can get. You’ll likely have
to wriggle around corners and find leverage in some strange spots. That’s
okay—as long as you clear out the area beforehand to make life easier. This
will help you accomplish the entire process smoothly and without unnecessary
- Clear the
ceiling of any debris. Before you get to cleaning, you’re going to want to
get rid of anything that might get in the way of your cleaning products—think
spider webs heavy with things like leaves or dust. These can get in the way of
your cleaning products and force you to stop in order to clean those. That’s not what you want.
Instead, clear the ceiling of debris beforehand so you’ll be free to move along
the right products. If you’re working with an RV ceiling, you’re going to
have to know which materials you’re cleaning. You can use long-handled cleaners
to get the strange and awkward areas of your RV with minimal effort. And don’t
forget to hop on over to our RV cleaning products section
to browse through some great additions to your RV cleaning kit.
Step Two: Clean The
Armed with a bucket of cleaning solution, some gloves,
safety goggles, and a long-handled cleaning tool, you’re ready to go. Here are
a few things to keep in mind.
careful with your use of water. Typically, a good cleaning means you can
use all the water you want. When you’re cleaning a ceiling, however, gravity is
working against you. All that water you use is going to end up on you or the
floor of your RV. That’s not ideal. It’s better to work with a little bit of
water and the right amount of cleaning product. If you need more on your
ceiling, you can always add more as the ceiling demands. Don’t be over-generous
with the water.
specialized RV cleaning products. Suds is our general RV
cleaner, but you can also add products like Mildew Remover
to ensure you do a thorough job of cleaning your RV ceiling.
Want more ways to take care of your RV? Browse our
collection of RV cleaning and maintenance products
here at RV by LIFE.