Tips to Remove Stains on Wallpaper 

Tips to Remove Stains on Wallpaper 

Tips to Remove Stains on Wallpaper 

 

Wallpaper is challenging to take off. It is more or less combustible, tends to tear, and cannot tolerate moisture.

Therefore, cleaning stains on the wallpaper is better to act while they are not yet dry.

The treatment supported by the wallpaper differs depending on the type of coating:

    – Nonwashable wallpaper: dry cloth, an eraser, or breadcrumbs only.

    – Washable wallpaper: it can be moistened but very slightly.

    – Vinyl wallpaper: it can be wet.

    – Non-woven vinyl wallpaper: it can also be wetted.

Caution: after treatment, wipe immediately with a clean, dry cloth.

Removing stains from household products on wallpaper

Wax stains

To remove a shoe polish stain from wallpaper:

    – Remove the excess with a spatula.

    – Dab the stain with a cloth soaked in gasoline.

Other effective detergents: white spirit, glycerine, lighter fluid, and turpentine.

Bleach stains

To eradicate a bleach stain on upholstery, rub the stain with hydrogen peroxide placed on a cloth.

Cleaning organic stains on wallpaper

Blood stains

To remove a blood stain from wallpaper:

    – Sprinkle Montmorillonite on the stain.

    – Let it work.

    – After a few hours, gently scrub the area with a brush to pick up the powder.

    – If the stain persists, repeat.

Note: If the paper is not washable, rub the stain with breadcrumbs. This treatment should at least reduce the stain.

Urine stains

To remove a urine stain from wallpaper:

    – Sponge with warm water.

    – Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in ammonia water.

Semen stains

To get rid of a semen stain on wallpaper:

    – Smear the stain with a cloth soaked in 28% ammonia.

    – Rinse.

    – Dry.

Feces Stains

To get rid of a feces stain on wallpaper:

    – Rub the stain with a cloth dampened with diluted ammonia.

    – Wash with clean water.

    – Wipe clean.

    – If unsuccessful, change the wallpaper.

Fly droppings stains

Fly droppings on wallpaper? Sponge immediately with dishwashing liquid.

Insect stains

To remove an insect stain on wallpaper:

    – For washable wallpaper:

        ◦ Gently rub a vinegar-soaked cloth over the stain.

        ◦ Lightly dampen with a cotton ball.

        ◦ Absorb the moisture with a thick cloth.

    – For nonwashable wallpaper:

        ◦ Try to erase the stain with a clean eraser.

        ◦ If the stain persists, it is indelible.

        ◦ Replace your lea.

Another effective detergent is a bread crumb.

Bird droppings stains

To remove a bird droppings stain from wallpaper:

    – Rub with a cloth soaked in ammonia water.

    – You can’t remove embedded stains.

Vomit stains

To remove a vomit stain from wallpaper:

    – Absorb the stain with blotting paper.

    – Dab the remaining stain with a cloth soaked in bleach.

    – If stains remain, there is nothing to do.

    – Change your lé.

Removing cosmetic and health product stains from wallpaper

Toothpaste stains

To eradicate a toothpaste stain from wallpaper:

    – Lightly blot the stain if the wallpaper allows it.

    – Otherwise, rub with a spatula to loosen the paste.

Hair dye stains

To remove a hair dye stain from wallpaper:

    – On nonwashable wallpaper, the stain will not come out.

    – On washable wallpaper, soften the stain with a cotton ball moistened with ammonia water.

Make-up stains

To clean a make-up stain on wallpaper:

    – Sprinkle talcum powder on the stain.

    – Let it soak in for a few hours.

    – Glue a tissue over it.

    – Move an iron to the medium setting.

Another effective detergent: Montmorillonite.

Note: nonwashable wallpaper does not support this treatment. Instead, apply a bread crumb to the stained area. If the bread crumb rub does not work, the stain is permanent.

Eosin stains

To remove an eosin stain from upholstery, rub the stain with rubbing alcohol on a cloth.

Note: an eosin stain on nonwashable wallpaper will not come out.

Perfume stains

To remove a perfume stain from wallpaper:

    – Rub the stain with a glycerin-soaked cloth.

    – If the stain persists, apply a new strip.

Foundation stains

To remove foundation from upholstery:

    – Gently rub some Montmorillonite with an old toothbrush.

    – The next day, remove the residue with a brush.

Note: If the wallpaper is not washable, try to rub the stain with a bread crumb. The result is not guaranteed.

Nail polish stains

To remove a nail polish stain on the wallpaper, if the wallpaper is not washable, try to erase the stain with a clean eraser.

The result is not guaranteed!

If the paper is washable:

    – Apply a tissue to the stain.

    – Move an iron not too hot to the area.

    – The heat loosens the varnish, and the paper drinks the dirt.

Another effective detergent is Montmorillonite.

Removing stationery and decorative stains from wallpaper

Tips to Remove Stains on Wallpaper 

Candle stains

To remove a candle stain from wallpaper:

    – Scrape the dirt off the surface with a spatula.

    – On waterproof paper:

        ◦ Dab the remaining stain with a cloth dampened with turpentine.

        ◦ Rinse.

Stains from fixative or playdough

To eradicate a play dough stain on wallpaper:

    – Remove the soft paste with a knife.

    – On cleanable wallpaper, rub the remaining stain with a cloth soaked in diluted ammonia.

Ink stains from felt-tip pens and markers

To finish with a marker stain on a tapestry:

    – On a nonwashable tapestry, soften the stain with a bread crumb or eraser.

    – On a washable tapestry, apply a tissue containing white spirit.

Permanent ink ballpoint pen stains

To get rid of a permanent ink stain on wallpaper:

    – If the paper is not washable, rub the stain with a new eraser to soften it.

    – If the wallpaper is washable:

        ◦ Apply, in dabs, a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.

        ◦ Press a square of paper towels over the treated area.

Another effective detergent is methylated spirits.

Fluorescent or highlighter stains

To get rid of a fluorescent stain on wallpaper:

    – Erasing the stain with a bread crumb or an eraser.

    – On washable wallpaper, rub with a cloth soaked in white spirit.

Removing various stains from wallpaper

Tips to Remove Stains on Wallpaper 

Cigarette stains/burns and nicotine

To remove a cigarette stain from wallpaper, on washable wallpaper only, rub the stain with a sponge soaked in lye and soap in vertical movements.

Stains of unknown origin

To remove a stain of unknown origin on wallpaper:

    – On water-safe wallpaper, dab the stain with a cotton ball soaked in vinegar.

Another effective detergent is soap.

    – On wallpaper that does not tolerate water, rub the stain with a new eraser.

Another effective detergent is a bread crumb.

Note: this treatment may only be successful in reducing the stain.

    – Hydrogen peroxide

    – Soap

List of detergents for cleaning stains on wallpaper

    – Essence F in a bottle

    – Montmorillonite

    – Vegetable glycerin, 100 ml bottle

    – Talcum powder for babies

    – Soap

    – Lemon

    – Household alcohol

    – Alcohol at 90

    – White spirit

    – Turpentine

    – Ammonia

    – White vinegar

    – Can of bleach

    – Dishwashing liquid

    – Rubbing alcohol

    – Organic washing powder

    – Hydrogen peroxide

    – Soap

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