Care and Cleaning
Stains should be removed as quickly as possible to eliminate any possible reaction between the staining agent and the wallcovering. Time is especially important for removing materials containing colors or solvents such as ball point ink, nail polish, lipstick, oil, shampoo tints, paint, lacquer or enamel and some foodstuffs.
Precautions: Excess soiling materials such as chewing gum, asphalt, crayon, paint, nail polish or tar should be carefully scraped off prior to other cleaning attempts.
It is desirable to start cleaning with mild ingredients such as soap-detergent and water. If necessary, stronger cleaners can be used such as liquid household cleaners (with or without ammonia), rubbing alcohol, and solutions up to 3% of hydrogen peroxide, turpentine, gasoline or kerosene. High strength detergents, chlorine bleaches, abrasive household cleaners, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, turpentine, gasoline and kerosene should first be tried on some inconspicuous portion of tackboard to make sure that there will not be any adverse effect on print (if any), color or gloss.
Gasoline, kerosene, and turpentine are explosive and should be handled carefully. NEVER MIX CLEANING AGENTS TOGETHER-VIOLENT REACTIONS MAY OCCUR WHICH COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OBSERVE ALL LABEL PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THESE AND ANY CLEANING AGENTS.
Repeated use of stronger cleaners will extract plasticizer from vinyl wallcovering and it will lose it’s suppleness.
- Normal dirt: This can be removed with a mild soap or detergent and warm water; allow to soak for a few minutes, then rub briskly with a cloth or sponge. Use a soft bristle brush on rough textured pattern, rinse with clear water, then wipe with clean dry cloth. Repeat if necessary.
- Nail polish, shellac, lacquer: Remove immediately with dry cloth and be careful not to spread the stain. Go over quickly with rubbing alcohol and then rinse with clear water.
- Paint, shoe polish, rubber heel marks, car grease, tar, asphalt: Wipe off as much as possible, then clean with kerosene or turpentine. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
- Ball point ink: Must be removed immediately, using a cloth dampened in rubbing alcohol.
- Chewing gum: Wipe off as much as possible (will come off easier if rubbed with ice cube), then rub lightly with rubbing alcohol. Can also use kerosene or naphtha.
- Pencil, crayon: Scrape off excess crayon. Erase pencil marks. Wipe any remaining stains with rubbing alcohol.
- Feces, blood, urine: Remove these staining materials quickly; wash stained area using a strong solution of soap and household type chlorine bleach, rinse with clear water.
WARNING: Failure to follow listed instructions and/or product limitations may result in serious personal injury, property damage, death, or product failure. NOTE: These data are based on tests believed to be reliable. However, these are laboratory tests that may not reflect actual conditions. The data is for your information and no warranty, express or implied, is made as we cannot guarantee the results of operations not under our direct control. The information in this publication is not intended as permission or recommendation to practice a patented invention without permission of the patent owner.