Safety: With any cleaning project, it is equally important
to use the proper tools and safety procedures as well as a good cleaner
— always wear protective safety goggles when spraying cleaners overhead
or outdoors. Never spray cleaners around small children-no matter how safe
Clean, non-colored terry cloth towels.
B: Medium bristle brush for porous surfaces.
C: Nylon Dobie® or 3M Scotch Brite® pads for crusted stains on
D: Clean pump type garden sprayer for large ceiling areas.
E: Clean Quart spray bottle
F: Plastic drop cloth to cover furniture.
Spectrum Ceiling Cleaning Tips
Surface Ceilings - Apply Spectrum
ceiling mixture - lightly agitate tough stain areas with cloth, brush, or Dobie®
pad. Remove with clean cloth, plus blot any heavy droplets on ceiling
Porous Ceiling Surfaces
- Spray ceiling cleaner on area to be cleaned, make sure area is uniformly covered -
not touch surface.
Wait at least 30 minutes - ceiling should start turning white.
Re-treat any tough areas that still show dirt or stains.
Popcorn Type Ceilings - Mix
Ceiling Cleaner Formulation in Garden Type Sprayer -
use fine mist setting, making sure not to saturate or touch
surface. Keep mixture away from windows and eye glasses - bonding
can occur. Uniformly coat surface - wait 30 minutes to 1 hour -
ceiling will become white as it dries - do not
touch surface. Re-treat any tough spots or
ceiling surfaces - Apply ceiling mixture, using a
fine spray setting - blot dry any droplets that form. Allow it to
work 30 minute to 1 hour - check surface for any missed spots, then
re-treat as necessary.
- Pre-treat spot with Bleach Mixture or Heavy Duty H2O2 Pre-Treat Solution. Wait 1 hour, then use standard
ceiling mixture. Repeat process until stain is
removed [multiple applications are required].
Glass Surfaces - Due to ceiling mixture being an
oxidizer, do not
allow solution to dry on glass surface! Wipe any over spray off
Repeat Applications - Allow surface to dry prior to re-treating,
especially blown textured popcorn type material.
Surface Damage - Any cleaner left on
non ceiling surfaces for long periods of time,
can cause damage - remove with cloth or rinse thoroughly.
Fabrics - Always test
material for color fastness
Safe On All Type Surfaces When
Depending on the type of stain and the length of its existence, it may
be necessary to reapply Spectrum Ceiling Mixture two or more times to
remove it completely. Spectrum, nor any
other product, will remove all stains.
Sprayer Maintenance: Should sprayer leak — soak in warm water for
10 minutes - work trigger handle while holding sprayer under water to thoroughly
clean and rinse.