An uneven wall that needs to be camouflaged, or just spotted a nice design with us? In this article we explain how you can best wallpaper with us nonwoven photo wallpaper, and give you step-by-step wallpaper instructions and tips. Get out your glue brush!
All necessities at a glance
In order to get the best possible result, good preparation is crucial. Have the following things ready in order to work optimally;
- Vlieseline wallpaper glue
- 1 liters of cold water
- Ruler or tape measure
- Stanley knife
- glue brush
- Soft sponge or cloth
A good preparation…
Saves half the work! When you've got all your supplies ready, work through this list to be all set to get your new wallpaper to be mounted on the wall.
check; Before you start, the wall on which you will stick the wallpaper must be clean, dry and smooth. You can use non-woven wallpaper to mask small imperfections, but gaps or breaks must be filled first. (If your wall is painted in contrasting colors, it may be worth using a light foundation to mask the color.)
- Cut the wallpaper along the indicated cutting line with the box cutter.
- Fold the strips in the correct order, then check for any mistakes and that the edges are even. If you notice any problems, please contact us right away.
- Prepare your wallpaper glue if necessary.
- Make sure that the room in which you are going to wallpaper has a constant, not too warm room temperature (18-21℃), so that the glue does not dry too quickly.
Now it's time to really get to work. Success!
- Use a spirit level and ruler to mark a vertical line every 50cm where you will place the wallpaper strips.
- Then apply the glue to the surface (this can be slightly wider than the width of the wallpaper) with the glue brush, spread over a thin layer. Make sure the layer is even and not too thick.
- Then apply your first wallpaper strip. You have to stick this as straight as possible. For a smooth result, you can iron the wallpaper with a dry brush or cloth, but always iron from the center towards the edge. You apply the next wallpaper strip tightly to the first strip, and so on.
- When everything is hung up and smoothed out, you can cut away the unnecessary wallpaper with a utility knife. TIP: A dull knife can tear the wallpaper, so make sure your box cutter is sharp!
Made mistakes? No worries. You can always remove and re-stick the wallpaper, but do this before the glue has dried. Glue stains are easy to clean with a slightly damp cloth or sponge.
All that work pays off, your new wallpaper is done! Furthermore, some small tips to make sure that it dries nicely and that you can enjoy it for a long time.
- After wallpapering, check whether you have hung everything straight, this is best done from 1-2 meters away. If your glue hasn't dried yet, you can still make changes and make sure it hangs straight.
- It is possible that a number of small air bubbles can still form with freshly hung wallpaper. These should disappear after 1-3 days.
- Try to keep the temperature of the room above 10 degrees Celsius, and a constant supply of air. So open the window!
- Impatient? Do not help the drying process yourself by using, for example, fans or heating, this must be done naturally.
Are you ready?
So, now you're all set to pimp up your boring walls with a fun print. Not sure what the design will be yet? Check out the link to all of us here cool photo wallpaper!