In this article, you will learn how to properly join the planes of different wallpapers and bypass the anchor. We will give in detail illustrated techniques of professional painters – “upholsterers”. These methods are based on many years of successful practice of working with expensive types of heavy non-woven wallpaper..
There are several stages in wallpapering that everyone has to face. We will describe simple and convenient ways of high-quality joining and trimming of sheets.
Pasting the opening
When it comes to a window or doorway, do not rush to cut the sheet under the edge of the opening. Much easier to stick it whole and then cut in place.
This way you get a perfectly accurate cut.
Cutting a joint of planes
If the task is to join two or more planes, it is best to resort to the overlap method. One plane is glued first.
In this case, sections of 30–40 mm should be released along the edges. After smoothing the sheet, you need to carefully press the edges so that they fall into the design position.
Then, pressing the overlap with a spatula to the abutting plane, cut off the stock in place with a knife.
In the same way, the usual vertical corners of plain or multi-colored wallpapers are joined..
After trimming the edges, grease with a special glue for joints (such as KLEO Strong or similar) and roll on with a roller.
This way you can join any number of planes..
Cutting the joint of sheets
Often it is necessary to join sheets in place, and it is not always possible to join factory edges. To do this, there is a method for precise trimming using the same spatula.
After fitting and “dry” cutting, we smear the wall with glue (according to the instructions) and apply the element as it should be glued, focusing on the markings in the non-aligned part. The previous sheet must be pasted.
Attention! Do not put glue on the front side of the wallpaper – the future joint must remain dry.
An overlap of 30–40 mm should go over the glued sheet.
We smooth out the element, expelling air and excess glue.
We adjust the top to the stucco.
Then we cut the sheet along the opening.
Using a spatula, we make a cut to the stucco.
It’s okay if the edge is not glued – it will still have to be additionally coated with glue for joints.
Then, using a wide spatula (at least 300 mm), press the element overlap to the factory edge of the glued sheet. The relief of thick wallpaper allows you to do this quite accurately.
Cut with a knife along the spatula along the joint.
We coat all the edges of the element, and if necessary, the glued sheet, with glue for joints and lay the joint in the design position.
Then carefully roll with a roller for the joints of the cut.
Advice.Return to the rolled joints after 5–7 minutes and repeat the procedure (roll in again). This will give a 100% guarantee of high-quality setting of the wallpaper and flatness (95% guarantee without re-rolling).
Video on how to trim wallpaper seams
Radiator anchors and heating pipe outlets are found in every room with hidden piping. You need to go around them carefully, without making too large cuts. In general, it is just behind the radiators under the window that it is customary to make joints when it comes to circular continuous pasting. In these places they are least noticeable..
If the anchor or pipe falls on a place close to the edge of the sheet, you can cut to the edge and start the sheet.
Then carefully trim the wallpaper material around the anchor stop plate (if available).
Use a wallpaper spatula to disperse excess glue and air towards the anchor and to the edge of the sheet. The result is a very neat look..
You will need to cut a larger hole for the pipe – do this in a segment manner. This means not to cut a hole in the sheet at once, but mark the hole and cut several diameters (the more the better).
Cutting the joint of circular pasting is done in a way that is already familiar to us – in place through a spatula.
Do not forget that all areas on which additional operations were carried out must be coated with glue for joints and rolled with a roller.
The final view of the glued plane:
By following the rules of the instructions and applying the tips shown in this article, you can achieve high quality wallpaper stickers on difficult areas. This will save a lot of money on salaries of hired specialists and bring complete satisfaction from their work..