A Guide to Disinfecting non woven, vinyl and Type II vinyl Wallcovering

 

The following chemicals have been tested and approved for use on Type II wallcovering products:

• Bleach 100 to 1

• Bleach 10 to 1

• Alcohol solution 60-70%

• Hydrogen peroxide 4.5%

• Spartan DMQ®

• Virex® II 256

• SR-22 Concentrate

• Sani-Cloth® wipes

 

Other disinfectants of similar chemistries may also work but must first be tested on the wallcovering in an inconspicuous area of the

room to ensure compatibility. High luster and metallic finishes must also be checked as they may be subject to discoloration. Also see the EPA website below for a full list of manufacturers who provide other high performing disinfecting products:

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

 

 

 

Preparation

Calculate the total surface area of the walls to be disinfected. Approximately 100–150 square feet of surface area can typically be covered by one gallon of diluted disinfectant at the appropriate dilution.

Proper mixing is critical to achieving the right concentration for effective disinfection and the health and safety of personnel.

Wear appropriate PPE when opening and mixing disinfectants. At minimum, wear gloves and eye protection and cover exposed skin.

Ensure that the chemical disinfectant has been stored properly and is within the maximum shelf life before mixing. Check the product label for the expiration date.

For concentrates ensure that the correct proportion of disinfectant concentrate is added to the correct volume of water.

Mix the required amount of disinfectant solution in accordance with label instructions. Always add concentrate to water, not water to concentrate.

Once a solution has been prepared, it is best to be used on the same day or it may become inactive.

 

Disinfection Procedure

In some cases, the walls might need to be cleaned with a mild soap (Ivory® liquid) before you disinfect them fully.

Apply disinfectant on the walls from top to bottom and from back to front. The time a disinfectant is in contact with the surface is important and varies with the type of disinfectant. Carefully follow the specific instructions on the label.

Reapplication of disinfectant may be necessary to achieve the product label-indicated contact time.

Ensure that the disinfectant has had adequate contact time as specified on the disinfectant label. Note that the recommended contact time will vary by the type of surface being treated, and reapplication may be necessary to achieve the product label-indicated contact time. Typical contact times are 3-10 minutes (see label instructions).

Completely rinse the disinfected area with water. Allow surfaces to thoroughly air dry before utilizing the area.

Ensure that any unused disinfectant concentrate and solution are either stored in accordance with the label instructions and the site-specific health and safety plan or properly disposed. Any small amount of unused waste disinfectant concentrate should be disposed of according to the label instructions.

 

 

The following chemicals have been tested by JV S.p.a. for use on its products, vinyl and non woven:

  • Active chlorine released from sodium hypochlorite (1%)
  • Amines, N-C10-16-alkyltrimethylenedi-, reaction products with chloroacetic acid (Ampholyt 20) (50%)
  • DISAN 50®
  • DECS® PURO

Other disinfectants of similar chemistries may also work but must first be tested on the wallcovering in an inconspicuous area of the room to ensure compatibility. High luster and metallic finishes must also be checked as they may be subject to discoloration.

Also see the ECHA website below for a full list of products and active substances who provide other high performing disinfection:

https://echa.europa.eu/en/covid-19

 

 

Preparation

Calculate the total surface area of the walls to be disinfected. Approximately 15 square meters of surface area can typically be covered by one liter of diluted disinfectant at the appropriate dilution.

Proper mixing is critical to achieving the right concentration for effective disinfection and the health and safety of personnel.

Wear appropriate PPE when opening and mixing disinfectants. At minimum, wear gloves and eye protection and cover exposed skin.

Ensure that the chemical disinfectant has been stored properly and is within the maximum shelf life before mixing. Check the product label for the expiration date.

For concentrates ensure that the correct proportion of disinfectant concentrate is added to the correct volume of water. Mix the required amount of disinfectant solution in accordance with label instructions. Always add concentrate to water, not water to concentrate.

Once a solution has been prepared, it is best to be used on the same day or it may become inactive.

 

Disinfection Procedure

Apply disinfectant on the walls from top to bottom. The time a disinfectant is in contact with the surface is important and varies with the type of disinfectant. Carefully follow the specific instructions on the  label.

Reapplication of disinfectant may be necessary to achieve the product label-indicated contact time.

Ensure that the disinfectant has had adequate contact time as specified on the disinfectant label. Note that the recommended contact time will vary by the type of surface being treated, and reapplication may be necessary to achieve the product label-indicated contact time. Typical contact times are 3-10 minutes (see label instructions).

Allow surfaces to thoroughly air dry before utilizing the area.

Ensure that any unused disinfectant concentrate and solution are either stored in accordance with the label instructions and the site-specific health and safety plan or properly disposed. Any small amount of unused waste disinfectant concentrate should be disposed of according to the label instructions.

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