How to glue vinyl wallpaper with your own hands

Vinyl wallpapers are enjoying increasingpopularity, because they have excellent characteristics. Their special value lies in the fact that they do not allow moisture to pass through. In order to, it is not necessary to invite specialists for this, since everything can be done independently and without much difficulty. But before you start covering the walls with vinyl, you need to take into account the following circumstances: Vinyl wallpapersMoisture resistance is the main advantage of vinyl wallpapers.

  • First of all, it is necessary to make sure that all the rolls were taken from one batch.
  • If there are any inconsistencies, then you should know about them, while the gluing work has not yet begun. To do this, you need to paste 2-3 strips of wallpaper, after which you can easily identify all the shortcomings.
  • In order to paste heavy vinyl wallpaper, you should have such tools:

  • Rollers for glue (you need a special roller).
  • Brushes.
  • Ladder.
  • The plumb line.
  • Roller of rubber.
  • How to prepare the walls properly?

    Before proceeding to wallpapering, it is necessary to prepare the walls accordingly. Scheme of wall finishing before wallpapering. Dryness, smoothness and smoothness of the surface are the most important. It happens that you should replace the old wallpaper, you need to do it carefully. In this regard, it is recommended to use a narrow spatula, and the old wallpaper should be dampened with water (lightly), while using a brush. Various cracks and chips on the walls are unacceptable, they must be puttied. Shpaklevku should be prepared, strictly observing the instructions that are on the package, for this a wide spatula should be used. After that, the walls must be sanded. It should be borne in mind that when interacting with concrete walls and glue, stains may appear, which should be disposed of with water-based paint. The surface of the wall must be primed, then sticking wallpaper from vinyl will be much easier. For priming, use a weak glue solution. If the wallpaper is glued on a smooth surface, you can make a slight roughness, for this, sandpaper is used. Back to contents</a>

    How to prepare wallpaper stripes?

    The scheme of gluing wallpaper on the walls. It is necessary to cut off 2 canvases that are equal to the height of the ceiling, but you should take into account the fit of the pattern and the allowance of 5 to 10 cm to each strip. If we are talking about wall coverings with a pattern fit, then we must combine the next strip of wallpaper with the previous strip (which has already been cut off). You need to do this before the pattern is completely matched, then you can start cutting off the main roll. Each cut strip should be marked with a pencil, this is done on the reverse side. Striping must be carried out strictly according to the marking. How to glue heavy vinyl wallpaper?

  • Strips should be glued exactly in the order in which they are cut off from the roll. The first strip is glued to the plumb line.
  • Vinyl wallpaper should be cut on the floor and ceiling,do it with a spatula, and you also need to use a sharp sharpened knife. Specialists strongly recommend for this knife with blades, which break off.
  • Glue to the joints should not fall.
  • If the surface of the wallpaper gets glue, thenIt should be very quickly removed, in this regard, you should use ordinary clean water and a soft sponge. But there is no need to rub them around the edges, it will not lead to anything good, since the dried glue damages the surface. The glue that remains on the skirting boards and clypees must be cleaned at the end of the work.
  • The remaining strips should be glued in the same way.
  • If you glue vinyl wallpaper, having a non-woventhe layer on the wall must be uniform. Ready-made glue for this process is suitable as best as possible. If the vinyl wallpaper on a paper basis, then they should be covered with the maximum density with glue, while it should be distributed at the edges exactly, on the front surface it should not be in any case. And you need to do all this only with dry and clean hands. The wallpaper should be left for a while, so that they are impregnated with glue (as for the time of impregnation, it is indicated on the package). You should make sure that the vinyl wallpaper is firmly attached to the wall surface. Back to contents</a>

    How hard are hardened patches?

    The scheme of gluing wallpaper in the corners.

  • If the corners of the room are not idealthe edges of the strips can be stacked on top of each other. The upper strip should be cut at the edge when it is already pasted. After the cut edge is removed, the seam looks very straight.
  • Before sticking aroundoutlets and switches, it is necessary to disconnect the electricity, while the casing is unscrewed. Wallpaper must be glued on top, and then a knife is made a cross-cut incision. Then around the sockets the wallpaper is cut off, and the casing is screwed into place.
  • If it is a question of gluing to the ceiling, thenyou should start from the window and it's best to do this together. One applies the first strip of the cloth, and the second half is held by the second canopy, up to the full pressing of the panel.
  • It should be noted that the amount of glue should be neat. Do not use it too much. Back to contents</a> Features of gluing vinyl wallpaper to butt (work with a special roller) Structure of vinyl wallpaper. As already mentioned, it is recommended to glue this kind of wallpaper to the butt, however, it should be borne in mind that this technology has one nuance: when the canvas dries, their dimensions are significantly reduced, resulting in a gap. Most often this situation arises from the fact that the process of technology is violated and the "canvas" is stretched across the width. When pressing such wallpaper, you should use a special roller, it is best to use a roller with a porous rubber base, and a spatula or piece of fabric is not recommended. Vinyl wallpaper, unlike paper, requires much less glue (as already noted), as a result of the joints become noticeable. A special roller should be carefully smoothed the seams. When the wallpaper is pressed with a special roller, the presence of air bubbles under them is unacceptable, the cloth must be neatly aligned, and it must be done in accordance with the drawing. If when you glue the wallpaper, no matter what happens, there are bubbles, then you need to use a syringe, which is filled with special glue. The bubble needs to be simply pierced, then through the needle the glue is inserted in the most careful way under the paper, after which the wallpaper should be smoothed. After the first canvas is pasted, the next sheet must be pasted but not overlapped. A special roller rolls up the seam between the canvases, while the roller should not be pressed very strongly. A special roller trimmed wallpaper from the top down.