Vinyl wall covering has grown in presence and popularity for commercial interiors. The perfect design tool of choice for interior architects, designers and other specifies to enhance any interior space. Vinyl wall covering comes in a wide range of luxurious bright and neutrals, bold colors and finishes. The durability and ease maintenance make the wall coverings perfect for high traffic areas in your home, hospital industry and the corporate world. These wall coverings can also be fire rated, stain resistant, scrubbable and appropriate for all types of installations.
Vinyl Wall Covering Surface Preparation – All surfaces should be structurally sound and the sand finished plaster should be flatten. In order to insure great adhesion, loose paint flakes and old wall covering should be removed and wall surfaces should be primed with appropriate primer. Don’t hang vinyl over wax crayon, ballpoint pen writing, foreign matter or wick pen markings that may be on the wall. These impurities may bleed even after one year of installation. It’s suggested that lead pencils be used to mark walls or vinyl as the use of a pencil shouldn’t produce bleed through after effects.
In order to insure maximum smoothness of installation, gouges, nicks, nail heads and other imperfections the wall should be sealed and sanded smooth. Dry wall joints should be sanded, bedded and taped smooth. One of the main characteristic of vinyl wall covering is that it has very little or no moisture permeability at all. This feature is important benefit in terms of wall protection and clean-ability and in limiting the moisture in your interior from entering the wall cavity. However, if the construction, design or maintenance of a building, or other circumstances allows vapor or liquid moisture to accumulate in a wall or in its cavity, vinyl wall covering can act as a barrier for vapor restricting the escape of moisture and decreasing the risk of mold growth.
Constructions that have moisture infiltration issues are risk for mildew and mold growth and any such issue must be corrected prior to the vinyl wall covering installation. This product is intended for use in constructions that are properly maintained and designed to avoid moisture infiltration, accumulation and/or consideration at wall surfaces and cavities, specifically in humid, warm climates.
Vinyl wall covering maintenance – Below are listed the solutions that can be safely used for cleaning wall coverings:
- Use warm, clean water.
- Add mild soap in the water and after cleaning, rinse the wall surfaces.
- Also, you can use isopropyl alcohol also known as a rubbing alcohol.
- Don’t use nail polish remover, lacquer thinners, pine oil, solvent base cleaning products or products that contain bleach, which may cause discoloring.
- It’s suggested that cleaning vinyl wall covering should be done with a natural sponge. A towel or cloth should be used only to tamp dry.