Wallpapering properly – that’s how it’s done!

From time to time, a room needs a new look. Often it is advantageous if not the same wallpaper is selected again. A new, matching wallpaper gives a room a whole new ambience. If a rough fiber wallpaper is chosen, it can be individually painted with the favorite color. Before you can start wallpapering, it is necessary to select the right wallpaper first. Also the accessories such as wallpaper table, wallpaper knife, tassel, inch stick, pencil, paste including bucket, bunk and wallpaper rail should be at hand. A ladder should also be available, otherwise the wallpapers can not be laid clean on the edge to the ceiling. The suitable articles from the painting needs and the right tool for wallpapering are the basis for a successful DIY project.

Step by step attach a rough fiber wallpaper
When buying a rough fiber wallpaper, care should always be taken to ensure that the right number of rolls is purchased. For the respective needs, room circumference and room height are very important. Unlike a pattern wallpaper, rough fiber wallpapers have the advantage that not so much waste is incurred. When measuring a room, the doors and windows must be precisely measured. Examples of the correct number of wallpaper rolls, with a standard roll of 33.5 m x 0.53 m:

Room circumference 6 m, room height 2.10 m – 2.35 m = 3 rollers
Room circumference 6 m, room height 2.40 m – 3.05 m = 4 rollers
Room circumference 6 m, room height 3.10 m – 4.00 m = 5 rollers
Room circumference 18 m, room height 2.10 m – 2.35 m = 9 rollers
Room circumference 18 m, room height 2.40 m – 3.05 m = 11 rollers
Room circumference 18 m, room height 3.10 m – 4.00 m = 15 rollers

Preparation is the be-all and end-all
Before wallpapering, the substrate should be thoroughly prepared. Otherwise, the new wallpapers would not hold so well, since the old paint residues dissolve through the paste and do not offer sufficient adhesion. For this reason, all paint and wallpaper remnants should be removed from the substrate. With a drywall wall, special attention should be paid. If the primer has been forgotten, for example, in a plasterboard wall, then the new wallpaper will hardly be able to be detached from the substrate if a new renovation becomes necessary. In this case, the wallpaper would connect very tightly with the paper layer of the plasterboard. When detached, the whole surface would dissolve and thus the gypsum would be exposed. In order to be able to detach a wallpaper more easily from the substrate, it makes a good idea to moisten it in advance with a water syringe. If the water penetrates into the wallpaper, it can be solved much better.

Before wallpapering – plaster walls
Boreholes in the walls should be plastered before wallpapering. After plastering, the wall needs to clean for some time. After drying, gluing the wallpaper can be started. First, the webs are cut with an inch stick on the wallpaper table. After that, the paste is applied evenly.

Then the webs are carefully combined to pull through the paste. The pasted webs should be folded to 2/3 and 1/3. The exposure time lasts depending on the type of rough fiber between 10 and 15 minutes. In no case should the wallpaper be pressed tightly or smoothly painted, otherwise kinks could form in the webs. It is much better if soft loops are laid. After soaking, the webs are glued straight to the wall. With a wallpaper brush, the paste can be evenly distributed and the air is automatically brushed out of the wallpaper. If the wallpaper has not been cut quite appropriately in length, it can be adjusted with the help of a wallpaper rail and a cutter knife. If a wallpaper does not adhere well, the respective wall piece should be processed with a little paste and a brush.

Tips for wallpapering
Many craftsmen use a solder for straight hanging of the wallpaper. Track by track is attached to the wall, whereby the excess areas, usually in the upper area, are neatly aligned with a wallpaper rail and a cutter knife. Damp wallpapers can be perfectly attached to the seam of the first wallpaper. This does not create any unsightly gaps. Each track can also be re-explored. After wallpapering, doors and windows must be kept closed. The heating must also be on display. Otherwise, a high humidity could form, which favors mold formation.

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