Lanark & Lanark Vault Wall Vinyl

Lanark Vault installation

Cleaning Guide

Here you’ll find cleaning instructions for our Lanark and Lanark Vault wall vinyl collections.

As with any quality product, proper care and maintenance will extend the useful life of your vinyl wall covering and help maintain its original beauty and finish.

The following general cleaning instructions will serve as a guide to normal cleaning maintenance.

Vinyl wall covering should be washed regularly enough to prevent dirt and grime from accumulating, and to maintain the original beauty of the vinyl. Depending on traffic (light, medium, heavy), vinyl should be washed one to three times a year.

  • Stains should be removed as quickly as possible to eliminate any possible reaction between the staining agent and the wall covering. Time is especially important for removing materials containing colours or solvents such as ballpoint ink, shampoo, tints and some foodstuffs. If solvents remain on the wall covering too long, permanent discolouration may develop.
  • It should be noted that vinyl wall coverings should not be sprayed with wax or other protective coatings. Such applications would only tend to discolour the material, and, in any case, would offer little protection.
  • Ordinary dirt and smudges can be removed with mild soap such as liquid hand dishwashing detergent and warm water. If necessary, a nylon bristle brush can be used to remove dirt from the crevices of deeply textured patterns.
  • Clean from bottom, upward. Using a sponge, rinse thoroughly with clean water, from the top, down. Deeply embossed wallcoverings need extra attention to prevent suds or loosened dirt from lodging in depressed surfaces.
  • Dry wall covering with a soft, lint-free cloth or towel.

We recommend all cleaners first be tested in an inconspicuous area to insure compatibility with the wall covering.

Not recommended for cleaning are isopropyl alcohol, powdered abrasive cleaners, or steel wool, as they may mar the surface, causing an unsightly appearance. DO NOT use active solvent type cleaning preparations such as nail polish remover, tar and bug remover, etc., as they will remove print and/or finish from the wall covering.

Some wall covering products including a high lustre metallic finish should ONLY be cleaned with a mild cleansing agent such as soap, detergent and water. The use of more aggressive cleansing agents such as acidic or alkaline cleaners commonly used in institutional settings may cause damage to the decorative finish.

Date: September 2022