Wallpaper on non-woven base is fairly simple in work, almost does not cause questions even for beginners in this business, but still require the study of some rules and features of their gluing. How not to make a mistake with a wide canvas and from the first time do your job cleanly? How are non-woven wallpapers different from other varieties?
Preparation for work
Align the walls with a putty before selecting tools. Even if you can’t smooth out the difference of degrees in the corners or the inclination of the wall relative to horizontal surfaces (floor and ceiling), you will get rid of roughness and uneven sections on the wall itself, as a result of which the adhesion of the material to it will be higher, the wallpaper will fit and fix better.
- To work, you need to calculate the exact amount of material: measure the height and width of each wall, correlate these parameters with the width and length of the roll. Be sure to add 3-5 cm on each side, which will be insurance against possible errors.
- If the wallpaper with a pattern, you need to take into account its location to ensure a harmonious fit. It is likely that the actual working length of the roll will be less because of the need to move certain areas and, accordingly, throw out some of the wallpaper.
- Professionals are advised to always cover sockets and switches, and on the exposed wires to put the boxes that protect from moisture.
In the process of work, besides the wallpaper, you will need a tape measure and a pencil for marking, a hard ruler-corner, a level defining the slope of the surface, glue and a brush or roller having a long pile. Also requires a soft silicone roller to align the wallpaper, which can be replaced with a spatula, but not metal. For cutting panels need a knife. The remaining tools usually do not play a decisive role.
How to glue meter non-woven wallpaper right?
One of the main advantages of this material is that it is almost not deformed. No matter how you stretch it, no matter how you turn and bend it, it will retain its original shape and density, it will not break. Of course, they can be damaged, but this will not be so easy. It is for this reason that non-woven wallpaper are considered one of the most simple and convenient for the novice master.
- The next positive point is that only with this material it is possible to mask the defects of the surface on which it is superimposed: curvature of the wall, chips, cracks (including those that appear after gluing the wallpaper), flizelin will hide everything. In addition, they are used as a canvas for painting, and the color can be updated up to 10 times, as well as easily washed.
True, with so many advantages, non-woven wallpapers are not without a significant minus: they do not breathe. The material is very dense and artificial; where the walls are covered with it will be quite hot in the warm season. In panel houses, with plastic windows that face south, the combination is rather heavy. But in the raw, poorly heated, non-woven non-woven retains heat well, does not give rise to mold. All these points should be considered if you are going to start sticking such wallpaper.
- Prime the surface on which the wallpaper will be located, and dry well. This can be done both a few hours before the main procedure and for a day.
- After that, you should do the markup. Taking into account the fact that the flizelin keeps its shape well, it is not necessary to do an overlap, especially since it will give extra density and relief at the joints. Therefore, calculate the width of the canvases on the wall without increments. The marking is made from the corner.
- The length is required to be increased by 10 cm. If the pattern is the same throughout the canvas, you can immediately cut the roll into parts equal to the wall height + 10 cm. If not, dock the pattern before you, spread the panels on the floor, and then cut them and go on to the next steps. To make a flat transverse line, it is recommended to bend the panel in half, aligning the edges, or you can use a ruler-angle (with a right angle).
- Dissolve your chosen glue: it must be designed specifically for non-woven wallpaper, otherwise there is the likelihood of poor adhesion to the wall. Give it time to swell, make sure there are no lumps, and then process the wall with this mass. It is most convenient to apply glue with a roller with a pile of medium length. Do not coat the entire wall at once - only the area where 1 panel will be located.
- Take the wallpaper and attach it to the wall above, from the junction of the wall and ceiling. Start pressing down the cloth, moving down and smoothing it with a roller or a soft spatula. If it is necessary to expel air bubbles (which is almost not required with flizelin), do it from the middle to the edges.
When you put 2 panels, be sure to once again roll around the top of the roller, but directly at the place of their joint. At the bottom there will be an extra length of the blade to be cut with a knife.
In conclusion, it is worth recalling that the wallpaper should dry out in a room devoid of drafts and any active stream of fresh air, so do not open the balcony windows and doors. After a day, you can paint the cloth if the original idea required it.