Can you wash your wallpaper?

wallpaper washingWallpaper is an umbrella term for several materials. 

Some papers can be weakened by water, soap or an abrasive sponge.
It is therefore important to know the facts before washing your wallpaper.

Wallpaper does not need to be washed often, but depending on where it is hung, it can get a little dirty: children's room, kitchen...
Cleaning the walls from time to time makes the room look clean and new.

How to wash wallpaper?

But how do you go about it? There are different levels of washability according to the NF EN 233 standard:

  • Non-spongeable: no cleaning possible.
  • Spongeable: can be cleaned with a damp sponge or cloth, without rubbing.
  • Washable: can be cleaned with a sponge and soapy water.
  • Washable: can be cleaned with a sponge soaked in water with detergent or a few soda crystals.
Washability level /
Scenolia material
Non-spongeable Spongeable Washable Washable
Non-woven paper X
Textile fabric X

Scenolia has two wallpaper materials: non-woven paper and textile fabric. If you have purchased Scenolia panoramic wallpaper, we recommend that you follow the instructions for washing it. Non-woven paper can be cleaned with a damp sponge, without rubbing too much. The textile fabric is resistant and stands up well to contact with water. You can even add a little soap to clean it.

If your wallpaper is worn out or you want a new look, here are some tips for changing your wallpaper.

We like: clean wallpaper that looks like new!

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