How do I clean wallcoverings?

Maintaining the life of vinyl wallcovering is easy if maintenance personnel keep these points in mind.

  • Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines when cleaning wallcovering.
  • Stains should be removed as soon as possible to eliminate any reaction between the stain and the wallcovering and to prevent permanent discoloration.
  • Ordinary dirt spots can be removed with a mild soap and warm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water; blot dry with a soft, lint-free towel.
  • For difficult stains that are surface deep, use of a stronger detergent is recommended. Try an inconspicuous spot first before attempting the entire wall. Always rinse after applying a detergent. Abrasive rubbing of spots should be avoided.
  • Do not use steel wool, powdered cleaners or active solvent-type preparations, such as nail polish remover, tar and bug removers, etc., as these may damage the wallcovering.
  • Remember that textile wallcoverings are decorative and require care in cleaning. Occasional vacuuming will remove most of the dirt and lint and maintain the product's fresh look and appearance.

Source: Wallcoverings Association (www.wallcoverings.org)


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