Many people think that paper wallpapers are a thing of the past. Nevertheless, they remain the most popular and most widespread. This can be explained very simply. These wallpapers are relatively cheap and easy to stick. They are used to decorate almost any room with low air humidity..
The fragility of paper wallpaper is compensated by its low cost. Such wallpaper has practically no effect on either thermal conductivity or
sound absorption. Their big disadvantage is fragility, which manifests itself in operation and in the process of pasting, as well as fading in the sun.
No matter how manufacturers try to improve their quality, this does not give a tangible result. But such wallpapers, unlike some others, are absolutely harmless to humans. In general, paper wallpaper is necessary for those who have the ability and desire to make repairs often.
Modern paper wallpapers are very attractive, and according to their palette of colors they can satisfy the most refined taste. There are wallpapers with and without a pattern. There are entire collections for children’s rooms on sale. Bright colors and drawings raise children’s mood, the desire to take part in decorating the walls of the room.
There is a wallpaper consisting of two connected sheets of paper – this is a duplex wallpaper, which is a type of paper. They have high strength and great masking power. They are also easier to stick and remove. The drawing is made with high-quality paints and additional embossing, which provides volume.
A kind of duplex wallpaper is laminated. For such wallpapers, the upper paper layer with the pattern imprint and the lower one is glued together. With this, a deep relief is obtained. Such wallpapers look nice and rich on the wall..
Another type of paper wallpaper is moisture resistant. Their surface is covered with waterproof varnishes that create a glossy film. Their main difference from conventional ones is that small dirt on their surface can be removed using a damp sponge. Some types of such wallpaper can even be washed with soapy water. Such wallpapers are environmentally friendly and resistant to minor mechanical stress..
Types of wallpaper glue and the pasting process
Pasting wallpaper is very troublesome and difficult. First you need to choose a glue. Recall that wallpapering requires a specially designed glue. So, so it contains chemical additives that increase adhesion, i.e. sticking wallpaper to the wall. And for special wallpapers (heavy, poorly absorbing moisture, thick), special glue should be used. The manufacturer usually indicates the type of glue on the package. If its type is not specified, you need to find out from the seller.
As a rule, the glue is applied to the wrong side and left for a while. This is necessary to soften the wallpaper a little. Softened wallpaper adheres more tightly to the wall.
Modern wallpaper glue is very easy to prepare. The powder is mixed into a certain amount of water. Then, so that the glue swells, it is left for 30 minutes.
In each case, the amount of water and powder required to prepare the glue is different. The recipe is usually indicated on the packaging and depends on the type of wallpaper and the nature of the surface. Of course, there is a general rule: the thicker the wallpaper, the thicker the glue should be..
There are domestic and imported adhesives on sale. Glue of one manufacturer and one brand may differ in composition and purpose. You can easily count more than 40 types of glue in stores. It’s easy to get confused in this abundance. You should know that glue is worth buying with a margin, but you don’t need to take much more. Instead of two packs, you can buy one larger.
When the room is being prepared for pasting, all old wallpaper should be removed from the walls, not just loose pieces. Carefully fill up irregularities, cracks, pits.
When gluing the walls itself, you can only advise one thing – follow the instructions. For example, if it is written that the glue after application should lie down for 10 minutes, then do so. Otherwise, trying to stick the wallpaper to the wall will not end well, despite your best efforts.