Opting for wallpaper is to ensure maximum customization on its walls thanks to elaborate colors, patterns and textures. Whether you like basic walls or a little more eccentric, you will easily find a choice. Price level, everything depends on what you choose … it can vary from single to double, but at least we know that once laid, it is quiet for a long time. The concern is that we do not always know how to maintain and remove the small spots of everyday life that invite. Fortunately, Grandmother knows many tips!
1] We adopt the right gesture
If you have decided to do a full wash and not just treat a few spots here and there, remember to proceed from top to bottom! In fact, the dirt may leak downward streaks that ruin your work if you are not organized. This is a very important basic reminder!
2] Dust off the tapestry
The dust sticks to it and before cleaning, first remove all this. Wet by cleaning, it may indeed be embarrassing. For the technique, you can opt for what you think is the fastest and most practical: cloth, feather duster … For straw or Japanese paper, the best technique is to use a hair dryer programmed on cold air.
3] On a washable wallpaper
These are wallpapers that do not fear the water. They are obviously easier to maintain than their counterparts! When purchasing, it is important to inform yourself to find out if you are buying washable rolls. This must be written on the package. To clean them, you have the choice of weapons: water with white vinegar, soapy water, water and detergent, water and crystals of soda … Pass a sponge soaked in the chosen solution on the wall, rinse if necessary and let it dry . On a non-leachable paper, we always prefer a slightly moistened cloth.
4] On non-woven vinyl wallpaper
It is very popular for its solidity: to tear it, you have to go! In addition, he does not fear the humidity too much. To clean it, favor a water mixed with washing-up liquid and a well wrung sponge as well as gentle gestures. This should do the trick.
5] On paper made of straw or Japanese
In general, a wet sponge is more than enough to carry out their maintenance. If you want to give it a facelift, you can also use a cloth soaked in a little lemon juice … it works perfectly!
6] How to remove stains on non-leachable paper?
On washable paper, we saw that it was possible to use a cloth or a wet sponge, but all the wallpapers would not support it. To remove stains, think of school gum that can remove a lot of pesky marks. Another more amazing tip is to use … bread crumbs! It is rolled into a ball carefully and it is used to rub the stains and absorb them. It is particularly perfect on greasy stains or mold and it does not damage the paper.
7] And for radiator traces?
Here, what works best is prevention. We strongly recommend that you regularly wipe the radiator with a damp cloth. It is also possible to protect the wall with a clear varnish. After that, the interview will be a breeze thanks to a simple blow of sponge!