Hard Knocks & Corner Guard Cleaning

Hard Knocks wall vinyl cleaning

Cleaning Guide

General cleaning information for Hard Knocks high impact wall covering and Corner Guards.

Hard Knocks wall covering will retain its original beauty with reasonable handling and care. To ensure that your wall covering maintains its original appearance, please review the following guidelines. 

  • Dust with a soft, damp cloth or chamois and wipe the surface gently.
  • Use soap and lukewarm water to remove light dirt.
  • After washing and rinsing, be sure to dry the surface by blotting with a damp cloth or chamois to prevent streaking and water spots. 
  • For general (routine) cleaning, a mild detergent or multi-purpose cleaner is recommended.

Normal cleaning methods may not remove ground in dirt or grease. To remove dirt or grease from texture valleys, a short stiff bristled brush should be used to loosen the material followed by a water rinse.

Hard Knocks wall covering products that do NOT contain metallics are bleach cleanable.
The bleach should be diluted at a ratio of 4:1 (water to bleach ratio)

Do Not Use The Following:

Powdered cleansers (like Ajax)

Ammonia based cleansers

Acrylic floor strippers

Undiluted bleach

Why Not?

Leaves a chalky residue

Leaves a hazy film

Permanently discolours surface

Leaves a hazy film

In-use Spot Cleaning

Tough marks or stains due to spills, graffiti, heal marks, etc., usually require a specialist cleaner such as a graffiti remover, to provide good results when trying to remove these marks. 

  • Always test the specialist remover on a small inconspicuous area first.
  • Use soap and lukewarm water to remove light dirt.
  • These specialised spot cleaners should only be used for small areas.  

A short, stiff, bristled brush may be necessary to remove some stains from the textured surface. These cleaners should also be rinsed thoroughly with clean water. Some heel marks or abrasions from rubber bumpers on carts may be removed simply by brushing.