Basic Tips for Cleaning Your Wallpaper


You may have installed the most beautiful wallpaper anyone could ever get. Every day you marvel at the beauty of your room that has been enhanced by these wallpapers. However, the beauty doesn’t last forever. With time it declines. But wouldn’t it be great if you could make your wallpapers look beautiful for the longest possible time. Well, in that case you will need to know the tips and tricks to clean them. Here are some basic cleaning tips.

Thing to Avoid

Some of the things that you should definitely avoid while cleaning the wallpapers are the abrasive materials, cleaners that contain bleach, and the abrasive cleaners too. Also, make sure that you do not scrub the wallpapers with the metallic scrubber. It may damage the wallpaper completely. Even if you are using a metallic wall paper, do not clean it with a metallic scrubber.

Basic Cleaning Tips

  • Your wallpaper supplier will also provide you with the cleaning guide or the instructions before the installation. Make sure that you read the cleaning instructions carefully before you choose a cleaning material for the wallpaper. Choosing the wrong cleaning agent can damage the looks of the wallpaper irreversibly. Following the guide will help you maintain the looks and durability of the wallpaper. For instance, if you have opted for the Ultrawalls metallic wall paper, read the cleaning tips and then clean it accordingly.
  • Before you start the cleaning of the wallpaper, test it first by cleaning a small and rather inconspicuous part of it. If the cleaner comes well without damaging the wallpaper, you can clean the rest of the wallpaper with it. Otherwise you can avoid the cleaner.
  • The best way to clean the wallpapers is by wiping them along the seams. It is better to clean in an up-down motion than horizontal motion.
  • Make sure that you have cleared all the dust with a dry cloth and removed all the debris before starting the cleaning process.
  • It is a good practice to start the cleaning from the bottom. If there is a problem with the cleaner, it will show up instantly. Also, while cleaning the bottom, any squeezed out liquid will not trickle down the entire height of the wallpaper.
  • While cleaning, make sure you do it section by section. Commence to the next section only when the previous section has been completely cleaned and dried out.
  • If your wallpaper manufacturer supplied you with a cleaner, make sure you use it. If you are finished with it, you can buy the same stuff from any local home improvement store.
  • Even if the wallpaper is labelled as washable, do not wash it too frequently. Regular scrubbing and cleaning will steal the texture from the surface making the wallpaper look old and worn out sooner than you expected.
  • If there are stains on the non-washable wallpaper, you can use an eraser or dry cleaning sponge to remove the dust, dirt, and debris.
  • If you have a velvety wallpaper material, you can vacuum clean it every day to keep it like new.