There are many varieties of stretch ceilings today, so each consumer can choose a suitable option for his interior. They are matte and glossy, white and color, monophonic and with pictures. Despite the fact that many manufacturers say that stretch ceilings do not need to be washed, from time to time they need to be put in order.
How to wash stretch ceilings?
The main material for the production of suspended ceilings - PVC film or a special polyester fabric. These materials are quite resistant to mechanical stress. When starting to wash the ceiling, it is important to remember that this should be done according to the rules, because improper care can lead to deformation, loss of color or turbidity.
Experts say that you cannot use abrasive particles such as powder with coarse granules, soda, salt, etc. to wash stretch ceilings. Abrasive particles can scratch the material and damage the stretch ceiling. In addition, you can not use detergents with acids and alkalis for washing.
Caring for stretch ceilings can be done in 2 ways: wet or dry cleaning. Dry cleaning is carried out using a soft dry cloth, which is rubbed on the ceiling with gentle polishing movements. Wet cleaning is carried out with a damp sponge with non-aggressive detergents. Many people ask - can I clean the ceiling with mops and brushes? It is better to abandon brushes with a scratching and piercing surface, otherwise the result will not please you.
The most effective and safe detergent for suspended ceilings is a common soap solution. To obtain it, dilute ordinary laundry detergent or laundry soap in warm water. In addition, you can use the means for washing dishes and glasses. Before using a tool, check the ceiling response to it. To do this, apply a small amount of detergent to a small area in an inconspicuous place. After a while, look at the reaction: if the tool does not leave marks and stains, you can safely wash the entire ceiling with it. There are special detergents for washing suspended ceilings, however, they are somewhat more expensive than usual.
Is it even possible to wash them?
Despite the fact that most manufacturers claim that it is not necessary to do this at all, it is necessary and possible to wash stretch ceilings. To wash the stretch ceiling, you will need a stepladder, soft microfiber cloths or suede, a soft sponge without a scratching surface, a vacuum cleaner with a soft bristle brush and non-abrasive detergents. Depending on the material of the ceiling or pollution choose one or another method of washing.
If you need to remove small dirt from the stretch ceiling, such as dust or minor stains, use a damp soft cloth. Simply wipe the contaminated area with little effort and dirt will come off. After wet cleaning, wipe the ceiling with a dry, soft cloth.
If the ceiling is heavily soiled, you will have to approach washing more thoroughly. If the ceiling after repair work has become covered with dust, a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush is ideal for cleaning. The brush should not touch the ceiling: drive about 2–3 cm from the surface. The vacuum cleaner will suck up the dust, will not smear it across the ceiling and will not leave stains.
Stains or other heavy dirt are removed with a soft cloth or sponge with soapy water or detergent. Then, wipe the ceiling dry. Stretch ceilings are recommended to wash with soft circular motions, without pressure. If your ceiling is made of cloth, use only a dry brush with soft bristles to clean it.
Many ask - How to wash glossy stretch ceilings? There is nothing difficult. Glossy stretch ceilings are recommended to be cleaned with glass cleaner - they do not leave stains and retain shine. To restore the gloss of a glossy ceiling, wipe it with a soft cloth soaked in a 10% solution of liquid ammonia or glass cleaner. After washing, wipe the ceiling dry with a clean, dry cloth.
Stretch ceiling is a salvation for people whose ceiling is not even and beautiful. Everyone can choose an option that will refresh and complement the interior of the room. Stretch ceiling combines reliability, practicality and sophistication, but along with the beauty you will add work to clean. It is impossible not to wash the stretch ceiling, because it accumulates dust and dirt, which eventually eats into the surface. Cleaning the ceiling should be carried out correctly and in a timely manner, then you will permanently preserve its perfect appearance.