There’s plenty of vinyl in a lot of our homes – from tiles to dolls, or even records. But how do you go about vinyl floor cleaning, etc.? Luckily, as a synthetic plastic, vinyl is fairly hard-wearing, which makes cleaning a breeze. But you need to understand how to minimise damage from using the wrong products – especially on older vinyl which is more susceptible to scratching.
Best Ways to Clean Vinyl
Whatever type of vinyl you have at home, there’s an easy cleaning solution that can minimise the risk of damage. Here’s how to clean the three most common forms of vinyl:
1) How to Clean a Vinyl Doll
If you have a doll – or even a whole collection – you’ll be glad to know it’s simple to keep them clean. In fact, they’re easier to clean than hard plastic or antique dolls, because vinyl can withstand a fair bit of elbow grease without getting damaged.
- Start by giving the doll a once-over with a baby wipe or wet wipe. The small amount of soap in these wipes helps remove grease and oils.
- For the hard-to-reach areas on the doll, use a tiny bit of dishwashing soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush, but be careful to avoid any painted areas.
- If stains are still visible, mix some baking soda with water into a thick paste. The mildly abrasive nature of the baking soda might help lift lingering marks.