411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How to Protect Your Furniture from Sun Damage

Having large windows that let in a lot of sunlight can be nice. It can feel good enjoying the natural light when you are indoors. While it may feel...

on Feb 23, 2017

Build a Custom Home or Renovate Your Existing House?

There is a difficult choice to be made between building the custom dream home you’ve always wanted or renovating your current residence, the...

on Feb 22, 2017

How to Create a Great Office Space

Moving to a new office space can be an exciting time for any business. When planning a new space, you have an opportunity to create a better work...

on Feb 22, 2017

How to Measure a Window for Blinds

When it comes to getting a new set of window blinds, you have a lot to consider if you want to get the right set. Whether you decide to go with...

on Feb 22, 2017

5 Features that Will Sell Your Home Faster

A lot of people focus on things like return on investment (ROI) when it comes to updating their homes before selling. And with some returns only...

on Feb 21, 2017

Wallpaper Repair (repasting, blisters, tears, spots)

by Michigan State University on May 7, 2012

Damaged wallpaper can be repaired. It's ideal if you have extra wallpaper that matches the pattern for repairs.

To Repaste Wallpaper:

  1. Lift loose wallpaper carefully. It may be necessary to wet with water.
  2. Spread thin wallpaper paste underneath.
  3. Smooth down with a clean, damp cloth. Note: For newer plastic-coated papers, ask wallpaper store for correct paste.

To Remove a Blister in Wallpaper:

  1. Cut across blister with a very sharp razor blade, cut along a line in the pattern.
  2. Lift edges carefully and spread thin wallpaper paste underneath.
  3. Smooth down with a clean, damp cloth.

To Repair Tears or Holes:

  1. Tear a patch out of left over scrap. Torn, irregular edges show less than a smooth cut edge.
  2. Spread thin wallpaper paste on the back.
  3. Position patch to match pattern and smooth down over hole.

Removing Spots and Stain from Wallpaper

Fingermarks, smudges, pencil marks: Rub gently with art gum or commercial wallpaper cleaner. On washable paper, wipe with damp sponge, or sudsy sponge and then damp sponge if needed to remove mark.

Grease Spots:

  1. Hold clean white blotter or several white paper towels over spot and press with warm iron until grease is absorbed by towels.
  2. If grease still remains, apply a paste spot remover; brush off after it dries to a powder.
  3. If washable paper--may be able to wipe off with sudsy sponge, followed by damp sponge.

For crayon: you have to remove both wax/grease and color:

  1. If thick amount left, scrape off excess with table knife.
  2. Use warm iron and white paper towel method as under "grease spots".
  3. For non-washable papers, try paste spot remover as under "grease spots". Or wipe gently with a cloth moistened with denatured alcohol or spot remover; these are flammable and vapors are toxic, so be sure there is no flame, spark, or pilot light in area, have plenty of ventilation, and use only on small spots.
  4. For washable papers, use sudsy sponge after steps 1 and 2. Try not to smear the residue.

    Buy washable crayons for children!

Author

Random Articles

How To Transform Furniture

Old and tattered furniture can make rooms look unappealing. Replacing furniture can be expensive, so why not modify existing furniture to save...

Interior Design / Decor

How to Prepare Your Home for the Real Estate Market

Once you decide to put your home up for sale it becomes a product and products have to be appealing to the buyers, otherwise no one is going to...

Real Estate / Finance

All You Need to Know About Taking Care of Your Roof

Homeowners are always looking for ways to save cash, and that often means only using electricity when necessary, making smart and long-lasting...

Roofing / Gutters

How to Add Life to your Old and Boring Furniture

Furniture is the single most important element that suffuses life into a home. A house devoid of furniture will look lifeless and more or less...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Dry Carpet Cleaning

Rugs play a very important role for the decorative interior of our House. This textile floor covering not only designs, but also gives a feeling of...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017