Modern interior is an abundance of unusually beautiful materials, some of which occupy stretch ceilings. They have a lot of advantages over other ways to finish, thanks to which they became so popular. This is an excellent appearance, and a long service life, and a relatively low cost in the presence of only one drawback – special care. During the repair, housing owners do not even think about how to properly care for glossy stretch ceilings to keep beauty for many years.
Causes of pollution
Before you start cleaning pollution, you should understand the nature of their origin to competently choose cleaning products. The coating is divided into two types: fabric and PVC. In the first case, the cost of materials is quite high, but at the same time you can achieve a smooth surface that looks like a single web and is not characteristic of many materials “seams”.
PVC ceilings are often called simply film, they are distinguished by the good strength and the ability to apply photo printing. They have ample opportunities in terms of color and design, as well as water resistant when the neighbors are flooded.
Stretch structures are arranged in such a way that the materials used are necessarily impregnated with special solutions that prevent the appearance of various contaminants (spots, divorces, dust).
With the right installation, the properties of materials are saved, But over time, the colors are dim, because they are covered with a layer of dust, and there is no cleaning here.
The unsightly appearance of a glossy stretch ceiling also provide divorce from water as a result of children’s games with water pistols, splashes from soda or the consequences of flooding from the neighbors side.
Quite often, when stretch ceilings are installed in the kitchen, contaminants appear as a result of moisture release or firming evaporation when cooking dishes.
Experts recommend cleaning the ceiling at least once a month at least to remove dust.
Features of care
Cleaning the stretch ceiling at home is although it is a light process, but at the same time requiring a special approach, since the coating is too easy to damage, but it will not be possible to restore the previous appearance in this case. Any careless movement can destroy the most beautiful coverage without the possibility of further recovery, so it is necessary to follow certain rules.
Before proceeding with cleaning, it is necessary to take care in advance that there were no decorations in the hands.
Rings and bracelets have protruding parts that can easily damage the coating. At best, it will be just scratching that they are not so striking in the worst – hole, it will not work out.
It is necessary to immediately refuse aggressive agents and powders that have large cleaning particles that can cause severe damage to the ceiling.
The same applies to brushes and sponges, which will be used when cleaning pollution.
Clean the seams are recommended only along, not across, and it is necessary to do it with extreme caution. Movements must be made of circular and mostly not pressed, so as not to do the hole in the ceiling. If the site was filled with soot and fat, then for a start, this place would have to “tweak” a bit, after which it already starts to actively.
The concentrated solution is not applied to the surface of the ceiling, and cleaning occurs due to a large amount of foam to eliminate the possibility of various damage.
Dust, dirt and divorces strongly spoil the appearance of the ceiling, so they need to cope with them with proven methods, for which the special inventory will need.
Such a capricious coating requires a thorough approach, including when choosing tools and materials for cleaning it. Stocking preferably before the start of treatment works, since it will be extremely inconvenient to search for the necessary items in the process. Nothing should distract from such a painstaking work. First of all, a staircase or a stepladder will be required, which should be practical, comfortable and high-quality in order to avoid accidents and inconvenience during work.
The staircase must provide a convenient position, otherwise it is possible to either damage the surface of the ceiling due to sharp and rapid movements, or fall and get injuries.
It should be understood that all manipulations with the ceiling will have to be carried out in the position when both hands are free and involved in the case. Only in this case can be focused on the process and competently clean the ceilings without unnecessary difficulties.
The second important element in the inventory list is the sponges of the average rigidity, mostly different sizes for the entire ceiling and for each large contamination separately.
Not unnecessary rags that have natural composition and soft coating, but at the same time carefully eliminating stains and divorces.
Complement the list of detergents without large abrasive particles, mop and whenever possible washing vacuum cleaner with soft nozzles. All this is the key to the trouble-free cleaning of glossy ceilings in an absolutely any room.
Special attention should be paid to detergents, since this includes both ready-made solutions, which are designed specifically for cleaning stretch ceilings and options that are often called folk remedies.
The most acceptable options for cleaning the ceilings is the usual water or soap solution.
They are not scary for the fine surface structure and at the same time able to cope with dust, although more complex stains are in question. In the case of a soap solution (a gentle baby soap is taken as the basis) there may be ugly divorces, remove which can be removed using conventional ammonia alcohol. It is bred in water in a weak concentration, since aggressive means in any form are not suitable for the coating of stretch ceilings.
Conducting dust and small pollution also help products for glasses and mirrors that have no aggressive elements in their composition. In the case of fatty spots and soothing perfectly helps the usual dishwashing agent, which in small quantities divorces in flow water.
When washing stretch ceilings, it is convenient to use solutions that are overclied to a package having a sprayer. Thus, it is easy to distribute the remedy on the surface, the possibility of applying too much solution is excluded, due to which a small savings occurs.
When cleaning stretch ceilings, it is important to follow the rules not only about detergents and inventory, but also regarding the sequence of actions and stages. It will help you launder the ceiling much faster and more efficient.
If there is a small amount of dust, cleaning starts from wiping the surface with a simple dry cloth made of soft material. It can be suede or microfiber. If there are dust residues, you can repeat the manipulation with a rag, mixing it in running water. It is convenient to do with the help of a plastic folding mop where the usual rag is replaced by its analogue of microfiber. It can easily remove dust in any corners of the ceiling and saves time. If necessary, the corners and joints are wiping separately, but already hands.
Various spots, divorces and drops require more careful care, which is carried out with a rag and soap solution. Only foam suitable for cleaning, which is obtained as a result of mixing water and soap, because it gently and carefully removes stains, not leaving scratches. The soap solution is removed by a pure damp cloth, after which the entire ceiling is wiping with a paper napkin to avoid divorces and drops.
If the whole surface is clean, but only one speck prevents, then you can delete it using a cotton cloth. Dirty place is lost, after the procedure described above is repeated.
Avoiding the divorces allows the ammonia alcohol, which is either added to the soap solution, or after all cleaning manipulations divorces water.
When washing glossy stretch ceilings, you need to follow the degree of pressure to the places where pollution is located. They should be lightweight, and moves better to perform in a circle, gradually cleaning the whole area.
Before starting cleaning, it is desirable to try out the selected detergent at an invisible place to avoid problems with unexpected damage.
What can not wash?
The people there are many misconceptions regarding glossy stretch ceilings and cleaning methods that are applicable to them. Some of them are harmless, but at least half can provide spoiled coating.
Washing powder and any powder means
Any detergents that contain abrasive and rather aggressive particles, it is necessary to exclude. On the Internet, you can often find tips, where it is recommended to use a washing powder for removing a sleeve and especially fat spots from the surface of the ceiling, but this is a big mistake, the price of which is spoiled ceiling. In reality, small particles will leave ugly scratches, remove which will not succeed.
A particularly popular tool that is advised to apply to remove contaminants is mustard. His point of view such advisers are argued by the lack of small particles in the composition of the food mustard. Of course, the mustard is used as a cleaning agent, but not for the stretch ceiling.
In fact, this tool leads to deformation of capricious and gentle material, various divorces and noticeable color changes.
The effects of purification of dirt mustard are particularly noticeable on black coating, where its coated interaction is manifested in the form of white spots.
Economic or Degtyar Soap
Economic soap is the most common means to eliminate various pollution, which is used for decades. Often the mistress rush to wash stretch ceilings with a solution of economic soap, not suspecting that such a procedure can be quite dangerous for exquisite coverage. Like a tar soap, it leads to deformations, color change and deterioration of product quality. For these reasons, you should refuse to use this type of soap.
Acetone copes perfectly with paint residues on any kind of surfaces, so it is mistakenly started to apply and as a means for cleaning stretch ceilings. In its composition, acetone is a fairly aggressive means, as a result of which the owners have deformities of the ceiling surface, noticeable stains and damage to the material, to restore which will not be able to.
Chlorine is used by many hostess in the daily cleaning of the apartment or at home. It easily removes stains, disinfects the necessary places, but is a destructive tool for glossy coating of stretch ceilings. For ignorance, it is used as a detergent to remove difficult to remove stains on the ceiling, after which the structure of the material is destroyed and a beautiful and exquisite coating is practically destroyed.
In addition, it is incredibly harmful to health, in particular, the skin of the hands and respiratory organs, so it brings much more harm than the real benefit.
The soda is known for its properties has long been extended, so it is actively used to remove stains and dirt, simply mixing with other substances and getting a fairly effective means, but not in the case of cleaning the stretch ceiling.
Gentle and delicate coating does not make it possible to use small particles, which is soda.
Gloss irrevocably suffers from getting various scratches and scratching. With special diligence, you can leave the deformed areas that will no longer be fixed.
The procedure for cleaning the stretch ceiling occurs along the trajectory from one corner to another or by sections if the ceiling structure is complex and has several levels.
When removing the web in the corners, it is desirable not to use a vacuum cleaner, because, being a large apparatus, it can easily damage the coating.
Using a mop for wet cleaning, it is necessary to monitor the intensity of the press, because any incorrect movement guarantees the hole in the coating, and this is despite the high strength of the material.
Despite the efforts and competent approach to the case, the situation may happen when the tensioning is broken. In this case, this question should not be solved independently, and at the first opportunity it is necessary to seek help from a proven specialist. Before his arrival is allowed only to take the place of breakthrough the usual scotch, but no more.
The mirror surface of the ceiling requires more thorough care than matte coating.
It is quite difficult to make cleaning without divorces, but when you follow the recommendations of specialists it is quite possible to avoid such unpleasant consequences of cleaning. After washing, you will have to stock pure flowing water, several rags and limitless patience. To begin with, a soap solution is completely removed, after which the entire surface is cleaned with a dry cloth. If this method does not eliminate the divorces on the ceiling, then the procedure with running water and a dry cloth is repeated, but it will have to add a bit of ammonia alcohol.
Special attention should be paid to the seam connection places, since the improper treatment of these delicate places leads to unpleasant consequences.
Wash them enough enough. Make any movements for the purpose of cleaning, it is necessary exclusively along the seams, because otherwise water will fall into it, and possibly detergent. In the future, this will lead to partial deformation and the need to fully replace the coating or a complex partial repair.
The kitchen is a place of high humidity and pollution. The specificity of the room is such that the care of glossy coatings in this room will be completely different. In the kitchen there is a big emission of evaporation in the process of cooking dishes, as a result of which a dense layer of Gary, Scoot and Fat is formed on the ceiling. Many believe that this problem can be easily solved with the help of an exhaust, and partly they are right, but still the ceilings are subject to constant pollution.
In addition to the coot layer, fat and other stains often appear on the ceilings in the kitchen as a result of improper handling of equipment, products or drinks. The stain can be put and completely by chance, for example, opening a bottle of champagne or in the burning of some product, but it is much more difficult to bring it.
For the prevention of ceilings in the kitchen, it is recommended to wash more often than in other rooms so that the dirt is not accumulated, and the cleaning process was much easier.
Detergents are used as in other rooms, although soap solutions are more applicable than ordinary water. If there are fat stains, it is necessary to make a soap solution using soap or dishwashing agent, after which the foam from the resulting mixture is applied to the spot. It’s all this for a few minutes, then we wipe with a clean damp cloth several times and finish cleaning with a dry sponge or a napkin to avoid the appearance of divorces.
Should not hardly press and rub the stain, it is better to wait an extra minute.
With spots in the kitchen and in the bathroom with ease, steam mop or steam cleaner copes, but this method requires caution. Cleaning occurs with light movements when using microfiber nozzles. All movements go along the seam, and not the opposite. The jet of the steam should be directed directly on the ceiling, after which it is possible to remove the entire accumulated condensed liquid with a dry cloth or a napkin.
As for the bathroom, then the main enemies of the glossy coating is the limestone flare, divorces and splashes, as well as increased humidity.
Experts recommend wipe the stretch ceiling every time someone from family members takes a shower. This will allow you to quickly and unblessly remove soap divorces and splashes that are formed during bathing, because after some time it is extremely difficult to get rid of them.
Glossy stretch ceilings are one of the most beautiful ways of interior decoration, which has a lot of advantages, but it needs careful care. Any cleaning is a planned and prepared process where any trifle can play a big role.
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