Care & Maintenance
As with any quality product, proper care and maintenance will extend the life of vinyl wallcovering and help keep its original beauty and finish. The following general cleaning instructions can serve as guidelines to normal cleaning and maintenance, while the special conditions section below serves as a guide for specific cleaning challenges.
Stains should be removed quickly to prevent any possible reaction between the staining agent and the wallcovering. It is especially imperative to remove agents containing color or solvents, such as ballpoint pen, lipstick, oil, hair coloring and some foodstuffs. If the soilants remain on the wallcovering surface too long, permanent discoloration may develop.
Day to Day Soil:
Remove ordinary household dirt or smudges with a mild soap, warm water and if needed, a hard bristle brush to remove dirt from the embossed texture. Clean from the bottom of the wall upward to prevent streaking. Rinse with clean water from the top down with a sponge. Deeply textured wallcovering needs extra attention in case suds or loose dirt lodges in the depressed surface. Dry the surface with a soft, lint free cloth or towel.
Difficult Surfaces Stains:
For a more difficult surface stain, use a stronger detergent according to the manufacturer’s instructions. We do not recommend the use of any steel wool or powdered abrasive cleaners as they may mar the surface leaving an undesirable appearance. DO NOT use active solvent-type cleaning preparations, such as nail polish remover, tar and bug removers, etc….., because they will remove the surface print, and/or wallcovering protective finish.
Lacquer or Shellac:
Remove IMMEDIATELY with a dry cloth, take care not to spread the stain. Wipe clean with rubbing alcohol or percholorethylene (technical grade). Rinse with clean water.
Remove IMMEDIATELY using a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol.
Tar or Asphalt:
Remove IMMEDIATELY using a cloth dampened with kerosene or cleaning naphtha. Rub gently from the outside edge of the stain into the center to prevent spreading the stain. Rinse with clean water.Hanging Instructions Care & Maintenance Instructions Perforated Microventing