Our Wall Cleaning Tips to keep your walls mark and stainfree!!
1. Welcome to our Wall Cleaning Tips Page.
Your interior walls! This is the part of the house that gives it the most atmosphere.
Think about it. If you walk into a house for the first time or are viewing a house for sale and you walk into the living room (or any other room for that matter), the wall (and wallpaper) gives the room that certain atmosphere due to its colour and texture depending on the owner's taste(s). You certainly make a first impression of the people who own the house (or a decision to buy) partly based on the aura of the room(s) of which the walls and wallpaper play a major part.
You have chosen the walls decorations/wallpaper (or you left it there when you bought it so you must like it)
of your house and so you will want to keep it in as pristine a condition as possible. This means as little (or preferably none) stains or other marks that would soil them. But you have little kids or your house is so well trafficked that this is unavoidable.
'So how can I keep my house as mark-free as possible?' you may well ask.
Well, come with me now. Our wall cleaning tips show you how!!
2. Dusting and spot cleaning wallpaper.
Dusting is easy. Beginning at the top, use an extended duster or an electrostatic dry dust cloth,
and wipe down, left to right. Then spot clean by wiping off fingerprints and smudges around light switches with a damp cloth.
3. Cleaning washable Wallpaper.
Always start from the bottom of the wall and work up. Using a light touch, sponge with a mild detergent in warm water. Rinse thoroughly with a clean sponge, dipped in clean warm water.
Always wipe with the seams (usually up and down).
Dry with a soft, absorbent lint-free cloth.
4. Cleaning non washable Wallpaper.
For wallpaper that is not washable or delicate, you should clean your wallpaper with a dry cleaning sponge or a dry cleaning eraser.
5. Dos and Don'ts.
Do always check with the manufacturer first for instructions on the proper care of wall paper.
Do not use steel wool or powdered cleaners, or active solvent-type preparations, such as nail polish remover, tar and bug removers, etc. because they may damage the wallpaper.
In other words do not use abrasive materials and do not use abrasive cleaners.
6. Other Wall Cleaning Tips.
Waterproof and stain-resistant wallpaper, such as vinyl or acrylics, can be washed with warm water, a mild soap, and wiping with a cotton cloth or a soft sponge.
Stains should be removed as soon as possible to eliminate any possible reaction between the stain and the wallpaper. If soil remains on the wallpaper too long, permanent discoloration may result.
Ordinary dirt spots can be removed with a mild soap and warm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Blot wallpaper dry with a soft lint-free towel.
For more difficult stains that are only surface deep, use if a stronger detergent is recommended. Try an inconspicuous spot first before attempting the entire wall.
One should always rinse after applying a detergent. Abrasive rubbing of spots should be avoided so discoloration cannot appear.
7. Updates are ongoing.
More information about Wall Cleaning Tips will be given as we develop this site further. Please bear with us as we gather the relevant information.