Clean a cotton plaster properly

Cotton plaster consists of a rough surface that can absorb dust. Similar to other rough plaster, mechanical aids such as vacuum cleaners and brushes are suitable for cleaning. To counteract the build-up of dust before emergence, frequent swaddling of the wall with feathers, horse hair, brushes and wool can help.

Dirt type and prevention

Cotton plaster or "liquid wallpaper" corresponds in its ability to soil an interior plaster with structure. The rough surface provides dust particles to settle on up-facing grooves, grooves and grooves. The deposit can be additionally supported by humidity and possibly fat, which is produced in a kitchen, for example.

As one of the most important preventive measures to prevent soiling of a cotton plaster are:

1. Good ventilation of the interior plaster in air humidity
2. Regular (weekly) dodging or brushing off

Dedusting and maintenance tools

For regular dedusting, the following cleaning equipment and aids are suitable:

  • Vacuum cleaner with brush attachment
  • Dusting feathers made of synthetic fibers
  • Dust feather from ostrich feathers
  • Brush, brush or tassel of horsehair
  • Tufts of lambswool
  • Dusting brush of every kind
  • sponge

Adhering smudge

When cleaning, care must be taken to ensure that the deposited dirt is not held in the plaster structure by "greasy" binding agents such as fats, moisture and nicotine. Otherwise mechanical wiping motions can cause unsightly streaks, similar to roughing.

If it comes to "sticky" dust, a dabbing removal is possible. A cleaning sponge is used moist with a fabric cleaner for dabbing the dirt particles.

Strong spots, mold and discoloration

Cotton plaster can be partially replaced easier than other plasters. If no satisfactory result is achieved when cleaning the interior plaster, the cotton plaster can be cut out rectangular and filled with the reserve plaster.

This procedure is recommended in the case of mold on cotton plaster or in case of mildew, in order to prevent the spread of the problems. Important precaution is keeping the cleaning tool clean. Almost all major dirt damage caused by the "spreading" with tools.

Tips & Tricks

Understand your cotton plaster on the wall more than textile because as a wall covering. Respond accordingly to humidity with forced ventilation, the installation of a dehumidifier and / or with fan insert.

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