How To Look After Bathroom Wallpaper

How To Look After Bathroom Wallpaper
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    The bathroom is not simply a room where people take a shower, it's also a place where they are able to wash away stress and tiredness as well as dirt.

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The bathroom gives a person the chance to freshen up and relax, freeing both their body and mind from unwanted agents. A pleasant and cosy interior in the bathroom can create a lovely environment, which allows an individual to actually have a nice time while taking a shower.

Bathroom wallpaper makes one of the most effective and easy ways to give your bathroom and great and welcoming look. There is a variety of different patterns and styles of bathroom wallpapers that can be found on the market, making it easy to find the type that fits your taste best. However, wallpapers in bathrooms require a bit more effort to look after. Here are our tips on how to take good care of your bathroom wallpaper, allowing it to remain in a good shape as long as possible.

Proper Ventilation

One of the best things you can do to preserve the good look of your bathroom wallpaper, is to make sure that your bathroom is provided with proper ventilation. It’s important to get rid of steam as much as possible, which otherwise can damage your wallpaper in time. It’s not necessary to mention that good ventilation is super important for your health as well, since it allows allergens that are not eliminated to be removed from the bathroom.

What you can do for that matter is to install an extractor fan. Make sure that the size of the fan should be determined by the size of your bathroom. You can do this by multiplying the volumetric dimension of the bathroom by 20. It’s best to hire a professional to install the fan for you.

Paper Wisely

When applying the wallpaper, you should keep in mind that there are areas that should not be papered, such as around the tub or basin. The wallpaper in such areas can be easily damaged. You can make an exception if you cover the wallpaper in such areas with low-iron glass, which will prevent excess water splashes that might damage the wallpaper.

Coat Wallpapered Surfaces

A recommended action after applying your wallpaper in the bathroom is to coat the surface with decorator’s varnish. It will help protect the wallpaper from humidity and steam. You can either find decorator’s varnish online or call a professional to do it for you.

Clean Bathroom Wallpaper

As anything else, your bathroom wallpaper needs some cleaning every now and again. While ceramic tiles, which are a very common solution for bathrooms, is very easy to clean, since it can be washed and rinsed with water without a problem, wallpapers need a little bit more care. Usually, bathroom wallpapers are designed to cope with humidity. They can be washed with water. However, you have to be more careful when doing it and make sure you don’t wet the surface too much.

To clean wallpapers in the bathroom, you will need a mild detergent, a soft sponge, warm water, a dry towel and a bucket. Start the procedure by dissolving some of the mild washing product in warm water. Don’t add too much detergent, since it’s not good for the wallpaper. Start cleaning from top to the bottom and from side to side. Clean in sections as you work through the entire surface. If there are soap deposits, use a soft brush to remove them and make sure you scrape gently.

Before scrubbing with the sponge, squeeze it to remove excess water. When you’re ready cleaning the wallpaper, use a dry towel to wipe the walls and dry them. Don’t over-wet the wallpaper and test the cleaning detergent on a small area before you use it to clean the whole wallpaper.

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If you don’t have enough time to clear wallpaper on your own, you could hire quality cleaning services.

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