Steam Cleaner Is the Ultimate Wallpaper Removal Tool
Wallpaper tends to be a divisive topic amongst homeowners. Some people love it and some loathe it. Whether you have moved into a home with wallpaper that is not your taste, of you have simply grown tired of a pattern that you chose, wallpaper removal is no simple task. In fact, ask just about any homeowner that has removed wallpaper how it went and they will likely tell you that it was a frustrating and painstaking project that took endless hours and elbow grease. At Vapamore, we have something exciting and revolutionary for wallpaper removal – a high-powered steam cleaner. By using a steam cleaner you can make what is normally a difficult task far easier and quicker so that you can have more time to finish the walls the way you want.
To use a steam cleaner for wallpaper removal, you will first begin by filling your steam cleaner with water. Once the steam cleaner has heated the water enough to produce steam, your Vapamore steam cleaner will be ready to propel the steam through a nozzle so you can aim it at the spot on the wall that you want to begin. Perforate the wallpaper with a wallpaper perforating tool, also known as a paper tiger. This will allow the steam to better permeate the underside of the wallpaper and get to most difficult part of wallpaper removal, the adhesive. The strong adhesive is what is keeping those delicate layers of wallpaper attached so well but if you can diminish the strength of the adhesive, the wallpaper will remove far more easily.
Once you are ready to start using your steam cleaner on the newly perforated wallpaper, attach the nylon brush that comes with your Vapamore steam cleaner. HGTV explains the basic method of using steam to remove wallpaper and why doing so will save you time in the long run, “Place the steamer pad on the surface of the wallpaper and hold it long enough to allow the steam to penetrate the paper and soften the glue. Experience will tell you how long to hold the steamer pad against the wall — if you apply too little steam, the wallpaper will be difficult to remove. If you apply too much steam for too long, however, you can damage the drywall below and even soften a plaster surface.Once the wallpaper is loosened, use a scraper to remove it — do not pull it away with your hands because the steam will have superheated the glue and paper and could cause burns. This process can be time-consuming, but the more effort you dedicate to steaming, the less time you’ll spend scraping.” Use your steam cleaner to make wallpaper removal easy and to better protect your walls from damage so that they can look their best.
Maintain Your Golf Gear with a Steam Cleaner
Any avid golfer has probably invested in a set of golf clubs. Golf clubs are not an inexpensive investment and when they are used with some regularity, they get dirty and start to show signs of wear and tear. Golf clubs can last decades when well-cared for but when neglected they will be a wasted investment. Golf clubs must be cleaned regularly but to protect the grips and metal, chemical cleaners should not be used. When it comes to effective and efficient routine cleaning of golf clubs, golf gloves, golf balls, and even your golf bag, the best cleaning tool to reach for is a steam cleaner. (more…)
Keep Curtains & Drapes Clean and Deodorized with Steam Cleaning
Curtains and drapes are a part of home décor in just about every home. They provide privacy, shade, insulation from outside temperatures, and enhance the style and décor in your home. Curtains and drapes serve many purposes but if you are like most homeowners, once they are hung, you do not think much about them. We clean things like our upholstery, mattresses, linens and more on a regular basis because of both heavy use and dust accumulation but we often forget our curtains and drapes, unless there is a spill/stain on them, of course. But, we should not wait for on obvious blemish to clean our curtains. Those curtains and drapes accumulate dust and common allergens and can contribute to poor air quality in your home and begin to simply look lackluster over time from inadequate cleaning and care. The best way to clean your drapes and curtains is with a high-powered steam cleaner. (more…)
Spring Cleaning with Steam 101
Spring is upon us and while that means many things – baseball, flowers, picnics, and more – it also means something a little less fun, cleaning. Spring cleaning can feel like a big task, especially if you have neglected a few things during the winter months. But, the task is not insurmountable and it does not have to take you all of spring to accomplish your entire spring cleaning list. A Vapamore steam cleaner is the ideal spring cleaning tool because it will not use costly and harmful harsh chemical cleaning products. It only uses water that has been heated to such a high degree that it produces a steam capable of disinfection. That steam is then propelled at a high rate through a focused nozzle and directed right at the area you need to clean. With such concentrated cleaning power, dirt, grime, grease, bacteria and more are lifted from porous surfaces and completely cleaned and disinfected. (more…)