Endure Walls™ Resources/Technical
- Endure Walls™, DuPont™ Tedlar™ Hygienic and Cleaniblility Information
- DuPont™ Tedlar™ Wallcoverings Information Brochure
- DuPont™ Tedlar™ Cleanability & Stain Removal Information
- DuPont™ Tedlar™ Wallcoverings Technical Information
- Tedlar® Wallcovering Featured Products
- Installation Specification Guide
- Wallcovering Conversions
Product Information Sheets
- Bamboo Forest
- Catalina Linen
- Chevy Hemp
- Chromatic I
- Donegal Tweed
- Essentials I
- Essentials II
- Mod Linen
- New England Willow
- Northern Lights
- Pacific Silk
- Redwood Grain
- Roma Leather
- Set In Stone
- Up Down
Indoor environment conditions contribute greatly to human well-being, as people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Materials matter.
Tedlar™ Wallcovering provides a healthy contribution to indoor air quality. Our Health Product Declarations (HPD) allow specifiers to make educated decisions on materials that impact human health.
The HPD Collaborative is the leading industry standard to evaluate building material content and health information. All materials undergo rigorous testing and are third party verified. Full disclosure of chemical components used in the manufacturing of our wallcoverings are evaluated, down to 1000 ppm. Please contact your Endure Walls territory manager for HPD and performance documentation.
The impervious Tedlar® PVF component of our wallcovering encapsulates the PVC substrate. Subsequently, there isn’t any negative off-gassing from Tedlar™ Wallcoverings.
Whether you are looking to make a healthy wallcovering choice or require a wall surface to contribute to a building certification program, such as LEED v4 or WELL, Tedlar™ Wallcovering is your solution.
Tedlar® provides our wallcoverings exceptional durability and longevity. Making a Tedlar™ Wallcovering selection means less maintenance and replacement.
All components of DuPont Tedlar™ Wallcoverings are proudly made in the United States.
Tedlar® Cleanability & Stain Removal
This guide is intended to show the stain resistance of vinyl wall covering clad with Tedlar® SP poly-vinyl fluoride (PVF) film and assist the wall covering manufacturer and specifier in product selection, lamination, and quality control of wall coverings clad with Teldar® SP.
This information is believed to be the best currently available and is offered to help in your own experimentation and evaluation. This information will be revised as additional experience and information are developed.
Outstanding stain resistance and cleanability are unique features of vinyl-based wall covering material protect with Tedlar® SP PVF film. Staining agents likely to be encountered in high-traffic areas of hospitals, schools, office buildings, hotels, and other densely populated structures will not affect the Tedlar® SP finish. More importantly, the stains can easily be removed with an appropriate cleaning agent.
The procedures for removing stains from vinyl-based wall covering protected with Tedlar® SP can be divided into three categories depending upon the staining agent. In all cases cleaners should be applied generously using a soft cloth with very light pressure to avoid polishing the stained area.
1. Easy Procedures (Cloth Only, Wet or Dry)
Tedlar® is easier to clean than other protective materials. Thus, many staining agents can simply be wiped from the wall covering with a wet or dry cloth.
2. Mild Procedures (Soaps, Household Detergents)
Some staining agents, such as common lipstick or ballpoint pen ink, require the use of warm, full strength solutions of standard household detergents such as Fantastik*. These stains should be removed with a soft cloth and detergent solution, and given a final rinse of clear water to effect maximum stain removal.
3. Moderate Procedures (Solvents)
Many staining agents, especially those with heavy oil or grease bases, will require the use of a solvent for removal. To remove asphalt, tar, road oil, grease, fresh paint, or caulking compounds from wall coverings protected with Tedlar® SP PVF film, use a good grade of mineral spirits, kerosene, naphtha, turpentine, or commercial automotive or road-oil removal agent. Follow the procedure with a detergent rinse and a clear water rinse. Commercial fabric cleaning fluids may also be used to remove stains from agents such as chewing gum or marking pen ink. Or, for the most stubborn stains, solvents such as acetone, toluene, or mthyl ethyl ketone (MEK) may be used.
The stain resistance and cleanability characteristics of Tedlar® SP PVF film have been tested in many real life conditions, particularly those where the staining agent has been permitted to "set" on the wall covering for 24 hours or more. Laboratory tests confirm that Tedlar® SP PVF film is resistant to staining agents, easy to clean, and will not fade or streak even after heavy cleaning.
Tedlar® Wallcoverings are protected by a film that provides an impervious barrier against stains, making it easy to wipe away everything from permanent marker to betadine.
Cleaners & Bleach
Tedlar® film can stand up to the harshest cleaning products. It is unaffected by strong acids, bases and acetone.
Fire & Smoke
Tedlar® film does not burn or support combustion, making it one of the safest materials designed for interiors.
Mold, Mildew & Bacteria
Bacteria does not degrade Tedlar® film, nor does the film provide nutrients to assist bacterial growth.