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2021/12/27

Introducing wallpaper’s care and maintenance

Are you worried about caring for your wallpaper? There are various causes of wallpaper stains, such as children’s graffiti and yellowing caused by sunlight. This time, we how to care for the wallpaper, recommended cleaning supplies, and how to choose a wallpaper that is hard to get dirty.

 

Case [1]  Children’s graffiti, hand stains, coffee stains

Vinyl wallpaper: ✓

Depending on the type of dirt, the vinyl cloth is coated with a vinyl film, so it can be wiped with water.
However, it will be difficult to completely remove stains such as water-based pens.

Paper wallpaper, nature wallpaper: ×

Wallpapers made of pure pulp or natural fibers are very delicate.
If you wipe it with water or rub it with a sponge, the surface may become tattered.
It would be better to think that it is difficult to clean dirt.

Fleece wallpaper:

Our fleece wallpaper is painted with water-based paint and the surface is coted a hard paint film.
Therefore, it is of course possible to wipe with water. Wipe off stubborn stains with a melamine sponge that you can get with Daiso , or a diluted neutral detergent.
However, it is important to quickly wipe off coffee, ink, etc. before those soak into  the wallpaper.
In addition, stains that do not come off, such as felt-tip pens, those can be hidden by overcoating with water-based paint (paint). * Please note that stains that the oil-based pen may float even if it is overcoated.

 

Case [2]   Yellowing of wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper: ×

Vinyl cloth uses a plasticizer and is yellowed by ultraviolet rays.
This yellowing cannot be removed, so it is recommended to replace the wallpaper.
For tar stains such as cigarettes, try to remove tar by using a neutral detergent or a detergent.

Paper wallpaper, nature wallpaper:

Wallpapers made from natural materials do not contain plasticizers, so there is less concern about yellowing due to UV rays. However, it cannot be wiped clean, so it will be difficult to come off  if it get dirty with cigarettes and the like.

Fleece wallpaper:

Our fleece wallpaper also does not contain plasticizers, so there is less concern about yellowing due to UV rays. For tar stains such as cigarettes, try a neutral detergent or Melamine foam sponges.

 

Case ③ Dust dirt

Vinyl wallpaper:

Vinyl cloth is a wallpaper that easily generates static electricity and is easily dusted. This dust is the cause of darkening near home appliances and ventilation openings. Cleaning methods are dusting and wiping with a soft cloth.

Paper wallpaper, nature wallpaper:

Pulp and natural fibers do not easily generate static electricity, so it can be said to be a wallpaper that does not easily get dusty. If there are any areas of concern, wipe them gently with a soft cloth.

Fleece wallpaper:

Our fleece wallpaper is also a material that does not easily generate static electricity, so it can be said that it is hard to get dusty and dirty. Wipe the area of concern with a handy wiper or a soft cloth.

 

Introducing convenient cleaning supplies

For persistent stains, we recommend melamine foam sponge. You can remove the dirt like an eraser by rubbing it with a little water.

 

What types of wallpaper is resistant to dirt and deterioration?

Fleece wallpaper is recommended

Our fleece wallpaper series “eterno” is a fleece (nonwoven fabric) mainly composed of pulp, and coated with water-based paint.
It is a wallpaper that does not easily cause yellowing and dust stains because it does not use plasticizer and does not generate static electricity.
In addition, since the coating film of water-based paint is strong, it can be wiped with water or used with a neutral detergent or sponge.
When it is very dirty, it can be overcoated with water-based paint, so there is no need to replace it.

In addition, it is highly durable and resistant to moisture, so it can prevent the wallpaper from peeling off, cracking, and mold.

After a few years, the vinyl cloth becomes hard and the seams open. This is also due to the fact that the PVC that is include in plasticiser for soften escapes into the air. Our fleece wallpaper series “eterno” does not use plasticizer, so you don’t have to worry about the seams opening.

If you choose a wallpaper, we recommend the “eterno” series of fleece wallpapers that are resistant to dirt and deterioration, and easy to maintain!

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