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- adj. Not washable.
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- adj. not washable; damaged by washing; -- used mostly of clothing, especially clothing that must be cleaned by a dry-cleaning process. Opposite of
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- adj. not washable
Try to clean spots and soil on nonwashable wallpaper, after dusting or vacuuming, by rubbing them gently with commercial wallpaper-cleaning putty Absorene seems to be the only one left or an art-gum eraser, or—the old home remedy—a wadded-up piece of fresh, soft, moist bread.
Wallpaper today is classified, and usually labeled, as “washable” or “scrubbable” or “nonwashable.”
If the stain is on a nonwashable fabric, take it to the dry cleaner as soon as possible.
On nonwashable wallpaper, first try to press out as much grease as you can with a paper towel, being careful not to spread the stain.
You can also try to remove pencil marks and a variety of other spots on nonwashable paper with a commercial putty cleaner.
Frequent vacuuming or dusting of nonwashable wallpaper is especially important.
Before washing, you should remove any nonwashable pieces, such as trims and wooden buttons.
Remove nonwashable contaminated materials such as carpeting.