Although vinyl wallpaper is far from a novelty,their popularity has not declined since the first appearance of the product on the market in the middle of the last century. They conquered the consumer with their advantages: they can be subjected to wet cleaning without fear of spoiling their appearance. Modern types of wallpaper are even more refined: they have different textures, perfectly pass air. The ability to repaint the wallpaper several times allows you to refresh the design and make changes to the situation in the most costly way. After reading the information stated in our article, you will learn how to glue vinyl wallpaper. This kind of wallpaper is special, two-layer. The upper part consists of polyvinyl chloride, or vinyl, the bottom layer is made either paper or non-woven. Because of their two layers, they weigh more than conventional types of wallpaper. To avoid their peeling off the surface under the weight of their own weight, you need to use a special kind of glue, created specifically for these wallpapers. So how to glue vinyl wallpaper? In order to paste vinyl wallpaper, you will need some more inventory. Priming the walls and applying glue to the canvas will help you with a fur roller or a special brush. When working with seams you will use a roller of rubber. Tracking the smoothness of the surface and the accuracy of the gluing lines you will be using a level or plumb line. In addition to these basic tools, be sure to prepare a tape measure, paper scotch, scissors or a knife for cutting wallpaper. Cotton rags will help remove streaks of glue. All prepared? Now you can start the procedure of pasting! Those who already know how to glue vinyl wallpaper, are aware that they dry up behaving whimsically. They are forbidden to stretch in the process of gluing, because they tend to shrink. This threatens the fact that between the wallpaper after drying, there will be wide gaps, completely damaging the entire appearance of the room. That is why many wisely decide to entrust this work to experienced professionals, and they themselves control the process. Whichever decision you take: self-glued wallpaper or with the help of skillful hands of professionals, - to know all the subtleties of the upcoming workflow will not be superfluous.
Preparation of walls and their surfaces
Making repairs in a dwelling completelyRemove the remains of the old coating from the wall. In new buildings, there is nothing to disrupt, but the walls need to be leveled. It is necessary to get rid of all the swings, potholes and chips. Before the first of all necessary strips of wallpaper is pasted, make sure that the surface is completely dry; This is especially important if the plastering works have been done beforehand. It is also recommended to treat all surfaces with antifungal compounds. Walls are primed with wallpaper glue, diluted according to the instructions, or a primer of deep penetration. With the help of the level, a reference line is fired vertically for gluing the first sheet of wallpaper. Just in case, we remind you that work should be carried out in a room with electricity cut off, removing wall plugs and switches from the walls. In the room where you intend to glue the vinyl wallpaper, there should be no draft and not allowed the use of fans and air conditioning. The windows must be closed before the final drying of the pasted sheets. Observe the temperature regime - in the room should not be below + 23 ... + 25 ° C.
Cut the wallpaper into wide strips with an allowance forlength of about ten centimeters. Wallpapers with a picture often require the coincidence of image elements, remember about this nuance. Glue is bred not less than ten minutes before the upcoming process of gluing, this is necessary for its better swelling. To glue the vinyl wallpaper should be butt-end, without overlapping the canvas on each other. The glue is applied to the size of the strip of wallpaper, then it is glued and the next cut is prepared. In the process, make sure that the glue particles can not get to the outside of the wallpaper. This is especially important if the canvas is a light tone. To glue vinyl wallpaper is more convenient not in proud solitude, but in company with someone. One of you will cut wide strips and cover them with glue. The other will be able to apply glue to the wall, and then, rising to the elevation, combine with the given line of vertical edge of the panels. They should be pressed against the base of the walls, and then, with the help of a roller, displace the bubbles of air under the wallpaper, movements from the center to the periphery and from the top down. If glue drops appeared at the edges of the canvas, they should be immediately removed with rags.
After the canvas is pasted, you need to proceedto cutting off the allowances that are available below the skirting board and above the ceiling. To do this, it is better to wait until the wallpaper has dried thoroughly. The cut must be done with a knife with a sharp blade so that the wallpaper can not tear when the tool is pressed. Ideally, the skirting board is completely removed. If for some reason this is not possible, the cut is carried out exactly along the edge of the plinth. Use the metal ruler, press the wallpaper and start cutting them with a very sharp blade of the clerical knife. When working with wallpaper, you need to make sure that the adhesive does not get anywhere except for the zone intended for this. To ensure that the glue does not stick to the painted ceiling, wrap a piece of wallpaper about five centimeters from above, then it will not reach the ceiling line. When the canvas grasps completely, the remaining strip is glued with a thin brush. So you have more chances to keep the ceiling from getting on it drops of glue. Another difficulty in the process of gluing is the corners in the room. You can do this by gluing vinyl wallpaper in the corners overlapping. This option is suitable for monophonic types of wallpapers or for wallpaper with a not too large pattern. In this case, the strip is placed on the adjacent wall by approximately one centimeter, then this section overlaps the subsequent sheet. Do not forget about keeping strictly vertical position of the wallpaper. Lap gluing is carried out with the help of special glue, which can easily be found on sale. The disadvantage of this option is not a very aesthetic end result. The second option is more time-consuming, but the result will be better at times. Start the gluing process in the same way as in the first method, except that the allowances should be left wider. They must be at least two or three centimeters. When you make sure that the pasted sheets have dried completely, you can start cutting two sheets at once vertically. To ease this task (after all, you need to monitor the smoothness of the cut), use a metal ruler or a spatula with a blade width of thirty centimeters. After you have removed the cut strips, bend the edges of the wallpaper to apply glue on them. Then walk on this place with a platen or a spatula made of plastic. That's all - you managed to make the perfect seam!
We glue wallpaper in the places of installation of switches and sockets
We glue wallpaper on the wall according to the usual procedure,observing all the rules, we expect time to dry the cloth, and then cut through them holes for switches and sockets. Do not fail to repeat that before starting work, you need to take security measures and turn off the electricity. All wiring products are preliminarily unscrewed. When the wallpaper dries, the holes will be made, you can return them to the place.