- painstaking process. To date, there are several types of paper wallpaper. Basic - this is an ordinary paper wallpaper, wallpaper with a double paper layer of the type "duplex", vinyl wallpaper on a paper basis. Scheme of calculating the area of the room for gluing wallpaper. All listed types can be glued to the wall according to the same principle. But only it will be necessary to properly prepare the surfaces, select auxiliary materials, and also take into account some of the subtleties during work.
Preparation of tools
Before you start to prepare surfaces andglue wallpaper, you need to buy and prepare all the tools and materials. If you have everything at hand, it will be easy and interesting to work. Therefore, see the sample list of necessary tools, such as: Preparing the walls for wallpapering.
- special adhesive for wallpaper;
- PVA glue;
- brush for applying glue;
- stationery knife;
- pencil and ruler;
- two removable soft rags;
- Roller made of foam rubber;
- stick for stirring the glue.
Particular attention should be given to the acquisition andpreparation of glue. As a rule, each glue has an instruction in which it is written, for what kinds of wallpaper it can be used. For ordinary thin paper wallpaper, the simplest glue will work. But duplex and vinyl wallpaper with a paper base require the addition of PVA glue in the main paste. The mixture is then stirred and infused. Just dilute the glue immediately before the main job. Back to contents</a>
Now to work. First you need to prepare the surface. The more qualitative you do it, the better will be the final result. Therefore, take this process responsibly. First, completely remove the old coating and remove loosely adhering plaster. Next, you need to restore the wall. Whatever the coating, first a generous layer of primer is applied. Try to do so that it hit all pores. When the primer dries, seal the visible cracks and potholes with plaster. After drying, cover the wall with putty. Try to apply the filler in a thin even layer, paying more attention to pits. The scheme of gluing wallpaper in the corners. After the putty has dried, treat the surface again with a primer. Especially carefully it is necessary to cover the walls in a damp room, using a special primer for damp walls. Now it remains only to wait for the primer to dry. In the meantime, you can start preparing wallpaper. Measure the height of the walls and the width of each wall. To the height add about 10 cm for allowances (the more crooked the wall, the more allowances). And the width of the canvas will be equal to the width of the roll. The width of all the walls, divided by the width of the roll, will show the number of strips for the room. In this case, you can subtract window and door openings - there the consumption will be much less. Next, using a ruler and a pencil make measurements on the back of the wallpaper, cut out the same cloths. Prepare the floor: thoroughly wash it, freeing it of excess things and furniture, and wipe dry. If there is a good coating on the floor, then it is advisable to protect it with a piece of polyethylene, so as not to glue with glue. Back to contents</a>
The process of wall wallpapering
Now get down to the basic work. Close all the windows and doors, prepare the paste, mix it thoroughly and let it brew the right time. Determine at a glance from which angle you will be making the pasting. Now let's take a look at the subtleties of sticking thin paper wallpapers, as well as duplex and vinyl wallpaper. Back to the table of contents</a>
Thin paper wallpaper
Tools for gluing wallpaper. Sticky paper wallpaper is very simple. First, the glue is applied a thin layer on the wall, after which the linen is quickly soaked, special attention should be paid to the corners and edges. A sheet is applied to the wall from top to bottom. It is advisable that the assistant maintain the fabric from the bottom, not allowing it to stick, while you make alignment on the top. When all the canvas is held on the wall, begin to level it with a roller, blowing the air bubbles from the center to the edges. In this case, grease the dried edges with glue and press them more tightly to the surface of the wall. When this is done, use a stationery knife to remove the excess leftovers that you left for the allowances. All subsequent canvases are glued overlapping, capturing about 0.5-0.8 cm of the previous sheet. The gluing is over! Do not open the windows and doors for about a day, until the sheets are seized. Back to contents</a>
Duplex and vinyl sheets
Now let's move on to the subtleties of working with vinylwallpaper on a paper base and duplex sheets. Prepare the sheets in the same way. But then the work is slightly different. The wall is covered with glue generously - this is an important condition. At the same time, while one man slides the wall, the assistant smears the canvas. The canvas is soaked and folded so that it can soak. The thicker the paper, the more time it takes to impregnate. But never more than 5-7 minutes. After that, the canvas is pasted in an ordinary way, leveled, cut off from below. The next sheets are glued to butt, as a reliable connection can not be made lagged, and the result will not be so beautiful. But only duplex wallpaper is allowed to glue lapped, unlike vinyl, if they are not so thin. When pasting a part of the walls around the openings, cut pieces of sheets of the necessary dimensions. The gluing of paper wallpaper is completely completed! Now you were able to make sure that everything is not as difficult as it seems, and in many ways even fascinating.