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Cleaning Tips for Wall Murals and Decals

MARCH 25, 2020| SpeedPro Silver Spring

Cleanliness is a priority for us all right now and we’d like to share with you some tips on safely cleaning your graphics including wall murals and decals.

Start with a dish soap with a pH balance of 7-8. You can find out pH balance through a Google search. We find Dawn to be a good choice.

The preferred graphic washing method is by hand using the following technique

·         Start by rinsing the graphic with clean water, removing any loose dirt or contaminants, thus avoiding scratching the graphics.

·         Use a soft cloth or a synthetic natural sponge or mitt and avoid a scrub brush or scotch bright pad or anything scratchy.

·         Using the ‘two bucket’ method (one bucket filled with wash and water solution and a second filled with clean water for rinsing), gently wipe the surface from front to back, starting from the top and working down.

·         Always rinse the sponge in the clean water before soaking in the soapy water in between sections.

·         When finished, it’s important to rinse the graphic thoroughly with clean water.

·         Allow the water to dry naturally or dab dry with a microfiber or soft non-abrasive towel, being careful not to lift film edges.

·         For difficult stains or grime, try to soak a few minutes using hot, soapy water. If that doesn’t work, try spot cleaning with a citrus-based cleaner but be sure to rinse away residue immediately after cleaning.

·         If you have an anti-graffiti laminate only you can use stronger cleaners, such as bleach. Be sure to rinse away residue after cleaning. If you are unsure of the type of laminate used, contact us before applying bleach or other strong cleaners.

*All cleaning agents should be diluted following the instructions of the manufacturer. The cleaning solution should not be chemically aggressive: preferably within mild alkaline limits (pH 5-9). Solvent or abrasive cleaning agents may damage graphics.

Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help your business.

 

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