How to glue non-woven vinyl wallpaper: tips, technology recommendations

One of the most common and convenient materials for self-finishing the surface of the walls is wallpaper, among which vinyl on a non-woven basis has become the most popular.. There is a simple explanation for this — the non-woven material is superior in its parameters and characteristics to the paper base. In addition, being more plastic, it can be glued to walls with irregularities, while no folds or air bubbles are formed. The gluing process is simpler and easier, because the non-woven wallpaper does not need to be smeared with glue, there is no need to roll it out to its full length on the floor, the working area is saved, and the process is facilitated … To understand how to glue vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven base, you need to familiarize yourself with simple rules, and a few minutes after the start of work, the necessary skill will come..

Necessary tools and materials for work

paint roller (short or medium nap) — for applying glue to walls and ceilings;

rubber roller (or plastic spatula) — for smoothing the pasted wallpaper;

a small rubber roller — for rolling out the joints between wallpaper canvases;

a small brush — for glueing the missed areas of the joints with glue;

plumb line (or building level), marker (pencil) — for vertical marking;

clerical knife (scissors) — for cutting wallpaper and removing excess pieces;

glue for non-woven wallpaper;

container for glue (larger than the width of the glue roller).

It is worth taking care of the method of mixing the glue (a drill with a nozzle, a whisk, any stick, wire), and a plastic wrap on the floor in the places of pasting.

Surface preparation

In order for the wallpaper to hold firmly, to stick reliably, you need to carefully prepare the surface.

remove old wallpaper (moisten with water, remove with a spatula);

de-energize the work site, remove sockets, switches. Insulate the bare wires, put them inside the boxes;

level the surface, patch up chips, dents, gouges in the plaster, putty, sand the irregularities with sandpaper. The surface should have an even white color so that bright colors do not shine through the non-woven fabric;

prime and dry;

spread a plastic wrap near the wall.

Gluing vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven base

Before work, exclude the possibility of drafts by closing windows and doors, turn off the air conditioner. If the weather is very hot, the glue can instantly be absorbed into concrete or drywall, then you can apply the glue to the wallpaper itself. In other cases, it is sufficient to apply glue only to the surface of the wall or ceiling..

Dilute the glue, choose a place for marking the first canvas. This can be any place, because the wallpaper is glued back to back. But it is recommended, due to the frequent violation of the strict geometry of the premises and the perpendicularity of the corners, to do this slightly away from the most noticeable angle. Conduct vertical markup.

You can glue the wallpaper either from a roll, or by pre-cutting them into canvases. The role is played by the step of the drawing, the complexity of the pattern, the uniformity of the wallpaper and other nuances.

Apply the adhesive with a roller without gaps to a surface wider than the width of the web. It is not necessary to apply the glue to the entire surface at once. In corners, joints, near the ceiling and floor, glue is applied with a brush. Apply the canvas to the wall, smooth it from the center to the periphery with a soft spatula or rag. The air from under the wallpaper must be completely removed. Remove excess with a knife or scissors.

Align the drawing of the next canvas, glue in the same way. It is important to remove excess glue from the joints and not to smear it over the wallpaper. Polymerized glue, after drying, can make the joint visible.

If the angle is not ideal, and falls in the middle of the wallpaper, it is better to cut the canvas along the corner line. The whole canvas is often uneven. Two narrow canvases with a small overlap will be easier to dock and align. This is how the entire surface is pasted..

Leave the wallpaper to dry completely. At the same time, do not open windows, doors, vents, do not turn on the air conditioner. If somewhere the wallpaper has moved away or has not adhered to the surface, glue it.

Cut holes in the attachment points of sockets, switches, put them in place.

Non-woven vinyl wallpaper is a finishing material characterized by a huge palette of colors and textures. More information about the characteristics and advantages of this finish can be seen in a special section on the otdelkagid website.