How To Clean Wallpaper

Maybe you've just noticed the constellation of grease spatters behind your stovetop, or maybe you just can't remember the last time you cleaned the wallpaper in your bathroom. There are many different kinds of wallpaper out there with a variety of finishes, so it's best to follow the cleaning recommendations of your wallpaper's manufacturer.
But there are a few basic guidelines:
1. Try to stay on top of the task. Wipe up stains as quickly as possible, before the spatter has a chance to permanently stain or discolor your paper.
2. Choose a mild soap and warm water to attack ordinary dirt. When you've lifted the dirt, rinse the wall with clean water. Go back and blot up the water with a lint-free towel. If the stain isn't budging, you may be able to use a stronger detergent. Be sure to test the detergent first on an out-of-the-way spot. Again, you'll need rinse the paper after using detergent.
3. Hold the elbow grease. Now is not the time to rub spots aggressively. You may end up with discolored paper. The same holds true for solvent-type cleaners like nail polish remover and abrasives like steel wool, scouring pads or powdered cleansers. All of these can damage your wallpaper.
Lonnie Snyder
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 206-406-2710
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Lonnie Snyder is a full time real estate agent and REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty specializing in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers in Washington’s Kent, Renton, Newcastle and South Bellevue.

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