Wallpapering is the process of applying wallpaper to your walls using the trimmings that come with it. Wallpapering comes in two forms; dry-cleaning and water-based or wet-paint. Dry-cleaning involves using a brush dipped in wallpaper cleaner on the wall to remove dust and dirt and then a squeegee applied to wipe off excess wallpaper cleaner. Water-based wallpaper cleaners use warm water mixed with detergent to clean and buff the wall. Both methods work well for removing wallpaper from children’s bedrooms. However, some parents may want to opt for a different approach.
Frozen wallpaper for children's bedrooms is one option that many parents consider. Frozen wallpaper is similar to regular wallpaper, except it's frosted – not frosted with liquid. When the children are playing in their bedrooms, the liquid will not bother them, and it's a fun way to decorate. The same effect can be achieved by using air fresheners instead of actual wallpaper. Another method is to replace the actual wallpaper with a solid color that contrasts with the wall behind it.
This approach to decorating a child’s bedroom is not recommended. If your child is rough housing with their siblings or playmates, they could get seriously injured if wallpaper is involved. Even if a child does not try to hurt themselves, the sheer weight of the liquid wall coloring can cause problems if the child pushes into the area. Dry-cleaning wallpaper also leaves residue on rugs, furniture and bedding. Although most childrens' bedroom sets have no allowance for removing old wallpaper, you may be able to safely remove it yourself with a sponge, a wet rag or even a towel.
Before taking on this project, make sure that the child is not allowed to play with the liquid wallpaper. While there may be small bits of it on their hands, the majority will be wiped away easily. Make sure that there are no small pieces on their clothing before they wipe. Once the wallpaper is removed from the area, spray it with any cleaning product of your choice and allow it to dry. A mixture of one cup vinegar and one cup water can be used as a homemade cleaner for this purpose. This should work on most surfaces.
If a stubborn stain remains after the liquid cleaner is applied, use a household sponge dipped in baby oil or baby lotion to rub away the stain. For a more stubborn stain, try blotting the area with an old towel. Once the spill is removed, be sure to wipe it up with another damp towel. Brushing the area with a toothbrush may also help.
Frozen wallpaper for children's bedrooms is very common during the Christmas holidays when decorations are quickly placed and take to the attic for storage. This practice increases the risk that the fragile material will break. The number of broken pieces increases because more people attempt to clean up the mess than expected. For this reason, it is necessary to remove the wallpaper as quickly as possible to prevent any more damage.
Children's rooms are always an area of high activity. Children have a lot of energy and often drop things which are not immediately visible. Smaller items such as buttons or crayons may be dropped without realizing the potential damage they can cause. A quality set of adult sized sheets may be able to protect your children's bedrooms against falls, but they may not be enough for larger items.
Whatever method of treatment you choose to remove your children's bedroom wallpaper, be sure to be thorough. You may be able to clean up a small spill using one of the methods above, but the next time your child drops something, it is important to catch the spill immediately. Frozen wallpaper for children's bedrooms is frustrating, but it is easily prevented if you catch its early signs.