6 Tips for Removing Dust from Wallpaper – How to clean your wallpaper without damaging it

Many of us like to stick wallpaper on our walls to decorate, beautify and personalize our rooms.

However, over time, these tend to get dirty, turn yellow and accumulate a lot of dust.

That’s why today we’ll see together how to dust wallpaper so as not to damage it and have super clean walls!

Before you start

Before you even start cleaning the wallpaper, there are a few things you should consider to make sure you don’t damage it.

We recommend that you always consider the material of the wallpaper in order to proceed safely. In general, vinyl and fabric wallpapers are washable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

We therefore recommend that you check the manufacturer’s instructions and make sure that the wallpaper is washable. And now let’s see how it works!

Microfiber fabric

This product can be used for both washable and non-washable wallpapers as it only uses a microfiber cloth, known for its ability to quickly absorb dust.

So just use a soft, clean cloth and wipe from top to bottom so as not to move the dust from one part of the surface to another. Also remember to do this regularly to prevent too much dust from accumulating and waterproofing the paper.

Finally, to reach the highest parts of the wallpaper, you can attach the cloth to a broom.

The vacuum cleaner

As an alternative to a broom or microfiber mop, you can also use a vacuum cleaner. Of course, this device can only be used on the roughest and most resistant wallpapers.

Simply lift the vacuum cleaner and vacuum up and down the walls regularly. Be careful not to scrub the wallpaper.

Electrostatic cloth

In addition to the microfiber cloth, you can also use the electrostatic cloth to vacuum up the dust with ease. This tip is particularly recommended for non-washable wallpaper, especially those made of untreated paper and delicate fabrics, as there is no risk of them being scratched or damaged.

In this case, as we have already seen before, you can also reach the highest places by sweeping from top to bottom with a broom.


For stains, you can try baking soda, an ingredient known for its many properties including bleaching, stain removal, and degreasing.

So simply add two teaspoons of baking soda to a jug of one liter of lukewarm water, soak a soft cloth in the mixture, wring it well so it’s damp and not wet, and gently wipe it over the wallpaper. Then let it dry and you’re done!

rice starch

On the other hand, if you have stains on non-washable wallpaper, you can try this trick with rice starch, which is also known for its strong absorbency. We also remind you that it is also very effective for degreasing dirty windows!

So apply it directly to the stain, leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then blot it with a dry cloth to remove any starch residue.