How To Cover Up Old Wallpaper With New Wallpaper
One of the alternatives to painting a wall, avoiding odors and dirt, is the application of wallpaper. Available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and models, wallpaper can greatly influence the decoration of environments, creating an optical illusion that can enlarge a space or even give it a more intimate and cozy effect. The correct application of the paper is essential to guarantee its durability even if it is second time, so with the help of LoveVsDesign it is possible to have an application at a professional level.
1 – Choosing the wallpaper – the differences between wallpapers go far beyond the patterns, colors and designs, they are also in the type of materials, which can be the traditional wallpaper, flower wallpaper, TNT (fabric-non-woven) or vinyl.
2 – Define the area to apply – the application of wallpaper creates a very different effect in the final decoration of a space and therefore it is necessary to define which area to occupy. Entire wall, a wall, half wall, a strip or ceiling are some options, but it is also possible to apply in small areas such as pelmets.
3 – Determine the amount of paper needed – to ensure that you won’t run out of paper halfway through the application, or waste large amounts, it is important to have the exact measurement of the area where the wallpaper will be applied.
4 – Removal of the previous wallpaper – Before applying the new wallpaper, it is necessary to remove the previous one and the removal methods vary according to the type of material. Before wetting old paper, it is recommended to turn off the power to the house to avoid problems with outlets and switches.
5 – Prepare the wall for application – before applying it is important to check that the wall has no irregularities, holes, textures or infiltration problems. To ensure the product’s durability, it is important to confirm that the wall is in perfect condition, dry and clean.
6 – Preparing the material – before applying it is essential to prepare all the material and choose the right glue for the type of wallpaper. For example, for vinyl papers lovevsdesign introduces Special , a high quality glue reinforced with synthetic resins to ensure maximum adhesion on heavy papers, textiles, vinyls or special papers.
7 – Apply the glue – after preparing the glue according to the instructions on the package, place the strip of paper on a smooth surface, with the pattern facing down and apply a coat of glue from the center to the ends. Not all glues are applied in the same way.
8 – Apply the wallpaper – after cutting the strips it is necessary to define the place where the application starts. This first strip is extremely important and needs to be perfectly aligned to guide the next applications. Start the application from the top of the strip and smooth it from the center to the ends.
9 – Eliminate bubbles – With the help of an x-acto, make a cross cut (try to follow some line of the pattern to hide the cut as much as possible), apply Metylan Liquid Concentrate and alternately glue the four ends. Metylan Liquid Concentrate , thanks to its liquid composition, guarantees an easy dissolution (only two minutes) and an application without lumps.