3 Methods & Steps To Remove/Get Rid Of Water Stains From Wallpaper
The wallpaper looks great in our homes and offices and it is also cheap as compared to wood paneling but remember your wallpaper can easily be damaged by mold, mildew, grease stains, ink stains and also from water damage, and removing stains from wallpaper is a time-consuming process but you can remove stains from your wallpaper by following the given methods & steps carefully.
Method 1: Cleaning Your Wallpaper
- First you need to determine the type of your wallpaper. The vinyl type of wallpaper is not too much difficult to clean. Fabric coated wallpaper is quondam covered with vinyl or acrylic covering which is easily washable. Remember never wet the plain wallpaper If possible then spot-clean it
- When you are sure about the type of your wallpaper that is applied on your walls, after than clean your wallpaper. Take a small amount of dish soap, about 2 tablespoons worth, with water(warm) in a water bucket. You can also use clear soap to prevent stains on your wallpaper with colored detergent. Dip a sponge or soft cloth in the cleaning home-made solution and then wring out the excess cleaner solution into the water bucket. First, test your cleaning solution in unnoticeable areas. If it doesn’t harm your wallpaper only then start your cleaning process. Wipe the surface of your wallpaper from top to bottom. Clean in the way of the upright seams. Clean one section at one time in a circular motion.
- Once cleaned now, rinse and dry your wallpaper. Rinse each section of your wallpaper with clean water remember not to use too much water, do this process with a terry-cloth towel, and then dry the surface of your wallpaper instantly after to prevent your wallpaper from soaking up too much moisture & tearing.
Method 2: Dusting Your Wallpaper
- You can use a vacuum cleaner in order to dust your wallpaper and this is the most time saving process for removing dust from your wallpapers. You need to attach the wall brush extension to the vacuum cleaner before you start your dusting process. If the length of your brush extension is not enough then you can also use a ladder to reach the higher spots of your wallpaper. This brush extension will keep you from scraping your walls. Start at the top of your wall and do a few areas at a time. Gently brush until you've finished your work.
- You can also dust your wallpaper with the help of a broom. Take a clean cloth, or a microfiber dusting cloth, and put the selected cloth on your broom. Swipe your broom on the wallpaper from right to left. This process will help you reach the dusty area of your wallpaper.
- Dust your wallpaper with the help of a cloth. Simply, wipe the walls directly with your cloth. If you are not able to reach the higher area of your wall then you can also use a ladder to reach the corners. Start your cleaning process from the top and clear off all the dust. Don't let your cloth too dirty because a dirty cloth will smudge your wallpaper.
Method 3: Removing Stains
- If you want to remove crayon marks from your wallpaper then you need to use a putty knife and scratch away the extra crayon. Rip off any bits that stick to your wallpaper, once done then place a paper towel over the stained area, now take an iron and set it to the lowest heat point on the stained area. Now, you need to wait for a minute, until the residual crayon seeps into your paper towels and then remove the paper towels and the stain from your wallpaper should come off.
- If you want to remove fingerprints from your wallpaper, then you need to take an art gum eraser to do this task. With this art gum eraser gently rub this eraser at your wallpaper. The art gum eraser will absorb the oil & dirt left by fingerprints stains. If you are using the vinyl wallpaper then you need to use water & soap to wash these types of prints away from your wallpaper. Create a water & dish soap solution in a bowl and then put a cloth into your bowl to wet your cloth. Then, use this wet cloth to wash the prints off from your wallpaper.
- If you want to remove grease spots from your wallpaper then you need to place paper towels over grease stains.
Run a cloth iron on a low heat setting over the paper towels. The grease stains will seep into your paper towels. Remove your paper towels to dislodge the grease stains.