Out, damned spot!
July 29, 2010 4:04 PM Subscribe
What the heck are these little red spots
on my walls?
posted by srrh to home & garden (8 answers total)
I apologize for my horrible camera, that's the best picture I can get. These spots are extremely tiny, you don't even notice there are any spots on the wall unless you get within a foot or so of the wall. They look much more like paint than blood to me. If I scratch them with my nail, nothing happens, but if I apply water and rub, they smear.
I first noticed them in my home office about three or four weeks ago. Since then, more have appeared, in every room of my house except perhaps the kitchen. They are as low as the height of a plug socket on the wall and as high as the ceiling. (The ones in the picture I attached happen to be by a light switch.) I haven't seen any on the ceiling itself but I haven't gotten close enough to tell for sure. They definitely HAVE NOT always been there.
What in the world could they be? Also, my walls are painted a matte beige and it's very hard to clean them without causing dull spots in the paint, so how the heck can I get rid of them? Thanks so much!