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Wall decoration in living rooms takes a lot of time and effort, so some users choose wallpaper for this. Rolled materials with texture can hide minor irregularities in the base. In addition, wallpapering the walls will take quite a bit of time. From our article we learn how to glue wallpaper for painting in living rooms.
Choose wallpaper for painting
In the modern construction market there is a huge number of types of wallpaper intended for further staining. Each of the rolled materials has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let's get acquainted with them in more detail:
- Non-woven products are considered the most popular variety. This material consists of synthetic fiber and cellulose. A relief pattern of foamed vinyl is applied to the surface. Sticking non-woven wallpaper for painting is fast. Their positive features are the ease and convenience of laying, the ability to mask small cracks and other wall defects. Among the shortcomings, it is necessary to indicate the relative fragility of the vinyl, as well as the stretching of the paintings when deciding on the walls.
- Cullets are made from caustic soda, dolomite and quartz sand. As a result of mixing such raw materials, a web that is resistant to mechanical stress is obtained. Such products have increased wear resistance, they are non-combustible and easy to care for. Cullets are easily washed and cleaned of contaminants with a brush, so they are recommended for use in public buildings. Of the minuses, it is necessary to point out the high cost, a slightly pronounced figure, as well as the need to prepare the base before pasting.
- Paper products are considered the most economical option. Such wallpapers are considered environmentally friendly, as they consist of two layers of paper, are able to hide wall defects, have a low price. The disadvantages are the possibility of tearing the panels during gluing, deformation during the shrinkage of the enclosing structures, as well as a limited period of operation (up to 5 years).
When choosing a wallpaper you need to be guided by your taste and financial capabilities.
How to glue wallpaper for painting on the walls
First you need to pick up glue for a certain type of roll materials. Under the paper products, universal adhesives are selected, non-woven roll materials and cullets are fixed on a special glue. To save the texture of the picture, wallpapering for do-it-yourself painting starts from the window.
How to prepare the surface
At the preparatory stage, it is necessary to clean the surface of the walls from fragments of old wallpaper or areas with paint. Holes and cracks in the base are putty, significant height differences are filled with plaster. After leveling the surface and drying out the solution, the walls are impregnated with a primer. Next, proceed to fixing the first canvas.
Marking and cutting
Not every user knows how to stick wallpaper for painting on walls. Cloths need to be tightly adjusted and glued butt. Start work on the left side of the window, then move counterclockwise. For proper gluing of the first web, a level or plumb line must be used. Using these tools, a vertical line is drawn at a distance of 50 centimeters from the window.
When gluing wall-paper or roll materials on a non-woven basis, glue is applied only to the base. In the case of gluing paper analogues, the canvas itself is also impregnated with a glue mixture.
All strips are cut to the height of the room with the addition of 5-7 centimeters to cover irregularities and joints with the floor and ceiling. The glue is applied to the cloth and wait 7-10 minutes for it to soak. The upper part of the strip is pressed against the wall and aligned in a line. Next, the rolled material is smoothed with a special brush or roller, from the central part to the edges. Excess parts are cut with a sharp knife.
How to glue non-woven wallpaper for painting
To paste the walls with non-woven wallpaper, you need the following tool:
- soft tissue;
- glue brush.
First you need to prepare the base, remove the old finish and fill all the bumps with plaster or putty. Next, we prepare the glue and cut the wallpaper into panels of the required length. The first strip is attached strictly in the vertical direction, while combining the other panels, you need to monitor the coincidence of the picture.
With a brush, glue is applied to the surface of the base, a strip is applied and air is expelled from under it, using a roller or soft cloth. After smoothing, no traces of bubbles should remain on the wall. Excess glue from the wall is cleaned with a rag.
Cullets for painting
We start by preparing the wall and applying a primer. When the solution has dried, we apply glue to the base along the width of the strip with a margin of 2 centimeters. Not everyone knows how to stick wallpaper for painting. In this case, the panels are glued by the joining method, overlapping can only be done with significant irregularities in the walls with further cutting of the seam.
The first strip is aligned along the marking line. The wallpaper is glued from top to bottom, the entire canvas should not be fixed to the wall. Cullets have a porous structure, so excess glue can appear through the material. Drops are ground and used as a primer. This will reduce paint consumption. Joints should be invisible against the background of the wall.
Glue paper wallpaper and vinyl on a paper substrate
The process of pasting the walls with paper trellis is no different from fixing similar materials. We prepare the wall, apply a marking line, glue the base and the panel with glue. After absorbing the mixture, we proceed to pasting the room.
It is noted that these rolled materials can be deformed from temperature extremes. They must not be placed near a stove, boiler or fireplace. The disadvantage of standard products is poor air permeability. Buying material with micropores will help to solve the problem.
Features sticking in the corners and near the openings
Next, we will tell you how to glue and paint wallpaper for painting in hard-to-reach places. At pasting corners panels overlap each other with an overlap of about 2 millimeters. Work must begin from a door or window to mask the seam. Next, measure the number of strips to an angle across the width of the roll, draw a vertical line on the wall. It is from this mark that we will glue the trellises.
First, glue the strip from an uneven corner, and the side of the material that is on the wall should be strictly vertical. We smooth the product thoroughly, and then paste another trellis. The strips at the junction should fit snugly together without creases and bends. Next, we take the building rule and a sharp clerical knife, cut the wallpaper vertically from top to bottom, remove excess pieces, smooth the strip.
In places of window and doorways, the wallpaper is glued in the usual manner with the combination of the pattern. Unnecessary excess material is cut with scissors or a knife. Next, the rolled material is smoothed with a roller.
How and what to paint wallpaper for painting
For coloring panels are used latex, water-dispersion, acrylic and water-based paints. It is advisable to apply a water emulsion on paper roll materials, it is better to cover the cullet with latex or acrylic paint. Dyes are applied to the surface using a roller. To paint hard-to-reach spots, a brush is used.
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