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The first and most important guideline is to clean, dry, and dust-free walls. Remove old wallpaper with no regard for your feelings! Wash them well with a soap solution containing wallpaper glue and leave for 10-15 minutes, or let them soak in it longer if necessary or washable cut or scratch. We remove only the top layer of two-layer vinyl wallpaper. Oil paint or enamel walls are cleaned using a sandpaper brush dipped in water emulsion, and whitewash then scraped off with a spatula.
The second guideline is to clean and unstick wallpaper seams, then insert the blade under the folds. The third important thing before gluing is to count how many meters of wallpaper you need.
Finally, wipe dry with a damp sponge and allow the interior walls to dry completely. If necessary, remove dust using sponges or vacuum cleaners equipped with suction tubes. Pay special attention to corners, under radiators and ceilings where the most significant amount of dust accumulates.
If you did everything correctly and your walls are free of dust, and you feel like a starch, then we can start gluing wallpaper. The glue we will need is wallpaper paste, which comes in cans, and it usually has the abbreviated name WP (according to the recipe for wallpaper height).
Choose a wallpaper according to the size of your room. If you don't have a measuring tape but still want to tape measure properly, use the following guide: 1 roll of wallpaper is suitable for rooms from 3m2 and below; 2 rolls are enough for 4-8 m² spaces; rooms as large as 10-15 m² require three rolls. The least number of rolls you will need is 2. Keep this in mind! The paper should be well pasted, which means it has the same colour and is not transparent; stripes are not seen on the reverse side. The form should have well-mixed colours. If there are patches where the colours do not match well enough, the paper will stick out in these places. The wallpaper pattern should be oriented vertically on a wall, i.e., if the width of your room is 30 m / m, you need to put a strip with a width of 15 cm horizontally, and another strip is measuring 30 cm vertically.
If you have gotten glue from an online supplier or a specialist, you can get it straight away. Otherwise, go to the closest DIY store/market, where this product is located in the home improvement section. If your room needs two wallpaper paste cans for pasting, try to paste one roll at a time so that there is no need to wait for drying or cutting one piece before pasting the next one.
It is not recommended to paste the wallpaper on moist or damp walls. If this is the case, you can wait until your walls are dry before pasting wallpaper.
Before gluing wallpaper, it should be well shaken so that there are no bubbles. It's also worth remembering that the upper side of the paper has a protective layer. This sheet has to be removed before pasting. It will do so by gently tapping with a wet sponge or brush. Two-layer wallpaper that is glued must also be separated and pasted in turn.
Do not panic if you feel like this gluing process went wrong and the paper is about to come off! Instead, cut along the strip of paper and paint with wallpaper glue. With patience, the form will stick back onto the wall.
Wallpaper is a material designed to decorate rooms and give them a personal character, but it's also challenging to remove once glued, so choose carefully! Some of the most popular types include flock wallpaper designs with a velvet effect or embossed texture that imitate wood panelling and other surfaces such as marble, stone or wooden ones.
Gluing wallpaper starts with the preparation of the surface, which must be clean and dry. Next, apply a coat of appropriate primer or paint (the latter is cheaper). The pasted wall should be at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. If you do not have time to cover these conditions, it is possible to paste the paper only, but the pasted wallpaper will not look as good as a primed or painted one.
There should be no cracks or holes in the walls, so there should be some putty and plastering. When mould grows in areas where it is difficult to remove, go through the antifungal solution carefully. We use PVA glue to clean the cleaned and washed walls, but we may need to use unique first coats if the original wallpaper glue was weakly diluted.
If we have a wallpaper that needs varnishing, the first coating should also be a unique primer coat. Then, if necessary, paint or plastering before pasting is done. Finally, we will mark the position of the pattern on the wall with masking tape.
It can quickly happen that your floor will not be correctly levelled when you clean it after the wallpaper paste has dried. If you have a wall with cracks or bumps, fill them in. If you need to remove wallpaper or repair cracks, make solutions before pasting.
If the surface is not smooth and even, you should paste it with fine sandpaper (180-220 grit), then wipe it with a dry cloth. Finally, we can "raise" certain wallpaper parts with a toothbrush to give the wallpaper pattern a three-dimensional effect after pasting.
The pasted wallpaper has to be held up on the wall by special clips or greased nails. It is essential that there are no bubbles in the paper, so the sheet should be pressed gently into place until it sticks firmly. The uppermost layer of paper can be glued with small pieces of cotton cloth dipped in wallpaper paste.
Before we paste the following paper sheet, we must ensure that it overlaps sufficiently and is glued with the previous one. Next, smooth out stubborn bubbles by pressing them below with a damp sponge or brush, then dry. You should have 2-3 free hours for pasting, so if your first sheet is dried already, make sure there is enough time to paste the next one.
When pasting, no dust or loose dirt must fall into our work because this can spoil the effect of wallpaper after finishing. If necessary, clean surfaces before pasting with a vacuum cleaner, then wipe with a soft cloth dipped in water. When we start gluing, we must start from the top of our wall and work downwards.
If you paste a large area, you should put a damp cloth on paper drying to prevent cracks. The water may also soften the glue. When all sheets are pasted, allow dry for at least three hours before applying the second coat of wallpaper glue or varnish (if necessary.)
For this, we use the PVA glue diluted to half with water. First, we will make sure that the pasted wallpaper is flat on the wall. If it's dried already, apply another layer of paste and wait for 20-30 minutes before continuing gluing. Use a squeegee or sponge to remove excess paste from the surface.
If we need to apply wallpaper with a marble pattern, we must first make sure that the paper and wall can tolerate it (the pasting temperature should be at least +20 degrees Celsius.) Then, if necessary, fill holes in plaster or wood before pasting wallpaper - then wait for 20 minutes and start pasting.
Before applying the wallpaper pattern, we must make sure that all parts are in one direction. If necessary, cut off extra pieces with a sharp knife. We will glue the uppermost part of the wallpaper first and move it down to the lower levels. When pasting is finished, allow drying thoroughly (usually overnight) before lightly brushing with a broom.
Welcome to the Nov1! Website and blog, we provide high-quality gluing of paper wallpaper at reasonable prices: We use PVA glue to clean the cleaned and washed walls, but we may also need to use unique first coats if the original wallpaper glue was weakly diluted. In addition, if we have a wallpaper that needs varnishing, we must first use a wallpaper primer.
When that's done, we can start pasting. Before that, we put masking tape on the floor and lower parts of the wall to mark positions where the wallpaper will be glued so as not to have any accidents during pasting. It is essential to check whether the walls are flat and clean before starting pasting. If this is not the case, we must first make them even and dry with a bit of PVA glue. Before we can paste our wallpaper, we need to put a few layers of diluted glue on the wall (we recommend gluing several times during pasting). When pasting is finished, we will cover it with a layer of diluted PVA glue. This will hold the wallpaper for several weeks on the wall before it begins to peel off.
Before we can varnish our wallpaper, it must be scorched. If necessary, wind a heater or put hot-air lamps in front of the wall so that the wallpaper dries faster. It is not required to put varnish on the wallpaper that is not visible.
Before we begin pasting, we must first measure all parts of our wallpaper pattern and cut them out with scissors. Sometimes, only small pieces are left, or they need to be trimmed several times to fit precisely into place. Then, we will start pasting from the top of the wall downwards. We must apply particular attention to the corners and edges of wallpaper, which must meet precisely on both sides.
We put a damp cloth on the paper that is drying to prevent cracks. However, the water may also soften the glue, so we will use it only when necessary. When pasting is finished, allow drying for at least three hours before applying the second coat of wallpaper glue or varnish (if necessary.)
We use the PVA glue diluted to half with water. First, we will make sure that the pasted wallpaper is flat on the wall. If it's dried already, apply another layer of paste and wait for 20-30 minutes before continuing gluing.
Cut the wallpaper into strips of 1-2cm wide if necessary to remove a pattern that is too large for your room. We will start pasting from the corner of the ceiling and stopping near the floor. We will squeeze out the appropriate amount of glue with a paintbrush or stick, apply it on one strip of wallpaper, then immediately put it down to stick to the wall so that no bubbles appear between them.
When the walls have been cleaned, and the body is shredded further, prepare the wallpaper right away. Please measure carefully before purchasing them to ensure they will fit properly in your space. In any event, keep the label on it; you could find a comparable shade or design elsewhere! It includes the colour, batch number, and other information by which you may establish an equivalent if things go wrong. Remove the packaging and lay the rolls out on the floor or a long, wide table face down. Using the label's tolerance, cut strips equal to the room's height from floor to ceiling. The fringes do not need to be trimmed.
Remember that the glue must match the kind of wallpaper you've already meticulously chopped and prepared to adhere to. Make your wallpaper glues at home, but only after consulting the label's recommendations. First, mix water ice with a drill with a specific nozzle until the lumps are gone completely. Allow for 5-7 minutes for the blended glue to stand before using it. Next, slather the grease with a roller or a broad brush in alternating strips from top to bottom. Do not be sparing with the adhesive base, but don't go overboard. Allow 5-10 minutes for the substance to soak. Always have a clean, dry towel on hand so you can remove any excess paper edges.
Bring the strip to the wall and cut out a distance of about 5 cm from the ceiling or floor. Carefully position it, using a special tweezer or other tools to help you. Level off with a flat tool before sticking tight. Smooth it top-down at regular intervals, starting from top to bottom, while also pressing out any bubbles that may have formed. Press firmly, but not too much to avoid any creases or marks on the wallpaper.
Don't start at one end and work your way across the wall; instead, always start in a corner! Next, use a unique roller to complete the process by pressing out any remaining moisture or bubbles that may have appeared between them. Finally, clean the nozzle of the adhesive on its label.
The average time for installation is about one hour, but if it's your first time, you may need to adjust the timing. Moreover, the humidity in the air will affect painting times, so consider this before starting a long-term project!
As soon as you've finished applying wallpaper, check again to ensure all of them are stuck tightly. Clean up any spills with a cloth soaked in water immediately. Make sure you don't leave it for too long, or else the glue may start to dry, and your new wallpaper's stuck tight!
How to glue wallpaper
Experts agree that you should start by gluing from the window into the room, and there's no disagreement. Before gluing the first strip, we recommend stepping back about half of the width of the wallpaper sheet from the corner of the window opening. Draw a vertical plumb line to pencil mark for bonding and stick firmly. Move towards each door slowly. All other types (embossed vinyl, textiles, etc.) should be jointed in an overlap with paper wallpaper.
Both the wallpaper and the wall should be coated with adhesive if you're working with paper-based wallpaper. Only a wall was used to apply the solution for gluing of interlining and steklooboev. After drying, do not stretch the vinyl sheets in width; they will shrink, leaving gaps between the panels.
It is critical to follow a systematic procedure for complicated elements like the ceiling, windows, electrical outlets, battery, and corners. So, for example, glues perpendicular to windows in the corner, gluing narrow strips with an overlap of 3 to 5 cm on a corner, and pasting at a doorway are all done unilaterally. A strip of the door is captured by pasting on one side only.
Remember, there should be no drafts or temperature fluctuations in a room that you have so meticulously pasted with fresh wallpaper. At the end of this time, ensure all seam rollers, corners, and other places where things might fall off are secure. If something falls off suddenly as a result of an unthinking mistake, put it back well.
It's tough to put wallpaper on your own. However, if you don't want to do it yourself or need assistance, and you want expert work, contact Geolance. Our executors would be glad to assist you in renovating your home and will paste high-quality wallpaper onto the pasted paper wallpaper with pleasure.
The hanging wallpaper roll will be flexible and neat, which would not have been possible with your efforts.
Wallpaper pasting is not a simple procedure. However, if you need assistance or do not want to paste the wallpaper yourself, it is highly recommended you contact Geolance. We have expert designers who will help decorate your home and will use high-quality wallpaper glue for the pasted wallpaper with pleasure.
In addition to the standard tools of a professional decorator, Geolance experts use their special ones:
- A device for closing wall gaps from behind a panel;
- A type of plastic strip that can be connected at a straight angle without using additional adhesive;
- A mat for spreading hang wallpaper strip paste in the form of a sheet.
This mat is very convenient because it provides the ability to easily handle the hanging wallpaper strip, which makes it possible to "close" gaps in corners without wasting any of the paste;
- A special tape for wallpapers. The adhesive side of this tape has a very smooth surface so that when laid on top of it, your wallpaper or vinyl paper sheet is not lifted.
Stages of the professional wallpaper
1. Preparation of tools and materials;
2. Arranging wallpaper on the wall;
3. Drying pastes pre-wallpaper strip or pre-vinyl sheet;
4. Removing air bubbles with a plastic squeegee tool before application of paper-based wallpaper or vinyl sheets;
5. Spreading glue on the wall and pasting wallpaper or vinyl sheets;
6. Pressing out any remaining moisture between the joints of paper-based wallpaper or vinyl sheets;
7. Cleaning nozzle adhesive on its label;
8. Finishing work for hanging wallpaper strip, corners, etc.; 8a. Putting back everything that was removed from the room.
Tools & Materials
- PVA glue, which is used to hang paper walls;
- A gun with a nozzle adapted to the size of the strip being glued;
- A paint roller made of cellulose rubber, its diameter should match the width of the wallpaper strip being pasted. The broader and thicker it is, the more even and thick your paste will be;
- Matt Paste or fillers for hang wallpaper paste;
- A brush that matches the size of your hang wallpaper;
- A wooden batten or power drill and wall plugs (for large surfaces).
Professional Geolance executors will help you to layout the wallpaper perfectly, work quickly and neatly. They are well-versed in all types of decorating materials and can easily install feature walls of high quality and standard.
They use only tested and safe materials, which fully comply with all requirements of the Decorative Industry Association.
Their pasting wallpaper process takes place in several stages: preparation of the surface, glue application, positioning wallpapers on the wall, smoothing out wrinkles during pasting. When joining wallpaper panels together is necessary to stretch joints lightly. The quality of the wallpaper decorating will depend on several factors, including:
- The speed and neatness with which the pattern is pasted;
- The number of seams and filling materials between the panels;
- The type of material that has been pasted.
Geolance executors assure you that this wallpapering will hang well after pasting, as it provides a complete service from purchasing the necessary materials to hanging the decorated wallpaper. For your room to look stylish and luxurious, it is required to use only the best materials, which is why Geolance experts personally select them for you.
How to order specialist services?
1. Contact Geolance experts;
2. Discuss the details of your order;
3. Get a free quote per square meter;
4. Make payment after accepting the offer or at an agreed time in advance with your bank card or via PayPal ;
5. The wallpaper is pasted by an experienced decorator;
6. Contact the executors if you have any questions or need additional services.
What guarantees does the service provide?
- The products are of high quality, which you can see in the choice of materials by Geolance experts;
- They will work until you are delighted with the result.
Geolance executors have extensive experience pasting wallpaper on different surfaces, so they know how to do it perfectly!
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