Most people don’t bother with cleaning their office partitions on a regular basis, if at all. They might assume that the office cleaners who come in after hours will do it. But one day, one of your employees may begin complaining of dust in the office or you might be having a very important client visit the office – it’s at times like these that you may find yourself looking at your office partitions and wishing you could clean them thoroughly.

Begin by removing any dust and dirt from the partition with a dry cloth. Make sure to vacuum the dirt out of the office carpet once you are finished. It is also a good idea to run a vacuum, with the brush or upholstery attachment securely in place, over the partition walls themselves to get any dust you may have missed.

Then, fill a bucket with warm water and mix in about half a cup of powdered laundry detergent. Keep mixing the solution until foam forms on the surface of the water. Dip a clean sponge into the mixture, wring out the excess water, and scrub the office partitions gently. Be sure to do this in a circular motion to prevent damage to the partition, and it is best to start from the bottom and work your way up.

If you notice any stains or marks on the office partitions that you wish to remove this can be easily achieved. Mix together a solution consisting of two tablespoons of bleach and around four cups of water. Test a small area of the solution on an inconspicuous area of the partition, such as under the desk, and if discolouration occurs do not continue use in the office. Dip a clean sponge into the solution and gently blot at the stain until you can no longer see it. Do not wipe or rub the marks as this can cause them to spread.

To rinse the office partition walls, fill a clean bucket with cool water. Dip a cloth into the bucket, wring out the excess water, and wipe down the partitions to remove the soap and stain remover. When the cloth becomes dirty, dip it back into the bucket, rinse and repeat. Pat the office partitions dry with some towels. It is important to remove as much of the water from the walls as possible as some partitions are made with cardboard in the middle and this cannot get too wet. Aiming some office fans at the walls will also help to speed up the drying of the fabric.

To finish, some people like to spray their office partitions with a fabric or upholstery stain protector. This will help to prevent future stains and dust from gathering, keeping your office partitions looking as good as new.

Author's Bio: 

These tips are shared by John K. Taylor for Cooper Group. Cooper Group is well recognised office workstations furniture supplier which deal in designer shop fitouts and modern office partitions in Melbourne.