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Wallpapers have definitely been back in fashion for some time now. This versatile wall covering not only has many practical advantages, but also impresses with incredibly great motifs and optical effects. Depending on your preferred furnishing style and personal preferences, you can always find the right wallpaper for your own four walls. Of course, that's not all. Even the most beautiful and expensive wallpaper creations should be applied perfectly to the wall to achieve their full effect. And for this you need not only the right technology but also the right wallpaper paste. In the following lines you will find things worth knowing about this as well as useful tips that will certainly be of great help to you when wallpapering.
Not all wallpaper paste is the same
Formerly made from animal waste, or more specifically bone glue, wallpaper paste today consists entirely of plant-based ingredients. The basic components are cellulose, starch and water. You can buy paste in specialist shops both in a ready-to-use state and as granules, powder or concentrate for mixing or diluting. There is actually no one best paste, because there are a number of aspects that need to be taken into account to ensure optimal adhesive strength and adhesion to the wall. The most important of these are wall texture, living space and wallpaper type. The last aspect determines the weight and the water vapor permeability of the wallcovering. All decisive factors for choosing the right wallpaper paste.
There is usually more specific information on the roll of wallpaper as to which paste is most suitable for that type of wallpaper. If in doubt, seek advice from a professional before purchasing. When choosing wallpaper paste, be sure to use high-quality products and don't save at the wrong end.
The basic principle of wallpapering
Papering is not rocket science. Nonetheless, prepare what you need in advance and follow the steps and tips below.
Materials and Tools:
- Bucket full of water
- wallpaper paste
- Paint tray
- paste roller, brush
- wallpaper spatula for smoothing
- Wide spatula or straight edge
- Utility knife/cutter with fresh blades
- Measure Tape
- Prepare the wall
- Measure and cut your first wallpaper length
- Apply the wallpaper paste
- Start your first roll of wallpaper
- Smooth and trim