How to hang wallpaper on drywall, competent process - an excellent outcome

Wallpaper - a great opportunity to create inapartment or house atmosphere of comfort, warmth and comfort. Huge selection of finishing materials allows you to choose an option for any interior easily. Wide range of colors, a variety of patterns and textures - all this makes the wallpaper indispensable tool in such a complex matter as repair. But, determined to decorate the walls with paper embodiment of design ideas, there is a question facing many as glue wallpaper on drywall or any other surface?


  • Preparing the drywall to paperhanging
    • Caulking drywall under the wallpaper
    • Grinding basics before pasting
  • Sequence of decoration wallpaper
  • Tips and tricks for pasting wallpaper Drywall

Preparing the drywall to paperhanging

Before proceeding directly to the wrapping itself, you need to carefully prepare the surface of the drywall.

Caulking drywall under the wallpaper

Quality Drywall primarilydependent on how well it was collected. The main criterion for evaluating the final result - a suture, so the first thing to do - to evaluate the quality of the joints and fix bugs. If the joints of gypsum board have protruding screws, they definitely need to tighten. At the other extreme - too deep, curved screw, creates around itself a ragged edge. This screw is best to remove and replace it with another, but to put it at a distance of approximately 0.5 cm from the previous site.

Inspect the surface of the wall for dents orscratches. If they exist, they must be sealed using gypsum plaster. If such a procedure and after the defect is still visible, it can be repeated.

Important: Apply the next layer of putty is necessary only after drying the previous one.

After that soil solution are sealed all the seams, corners and joints.

To finish the most commonly used drywall plaster, because they are quite cost-effective, easy to use and quickly grasped.

Prepare the solution is simple - follow the instructions, you need to bring the mixture to the consistency of thick cream. The main thing - make sure that the mixture is uniform and without air bubbles.

Important: The need to raise the mixture in small portions, because if it is not used immediately, it withered.

Begin to apply putty should be from the ceiling. Gently wet spatula fill all joints and gaps. And to get the job done quickly and without flaws, it is possible to buy a special armirovochnuyu tape, which will help to make perfectly smooth seams.

For gluing armirovochnoy tape need:

Gluing reinforced tape

Bonding reinforced tape on plaster

  1. Apply a thin layer of the mixture on the width of a little more than the width of the tape
  2. put the tape on and mix thoroughly with a spatula to press
  3. hold the entire length of the tape at an angle of spatula of 45 °
  4. allow to dry for a day.

After drying, the surface begin to equalize. To this end, a wide spatula and remove all irregularities remaining after the work materials.
Now you can apply the first layer of puttyarmirovochnuyu directly on the paper, and the width of the strip should be about 15 cm. The spatula is necessary to make the movement perpendicular to the wall and try to make them as much as possible smooth, so as not to budge the tape.

The correct position of the alignment spatula wall

The correct position of the alignment spatula wall

Do not forget about the opening of the screws - they also need to align the filler. Again we leave everything to dry for a day.

Next, check the surface of the dried up again atdefects. In the case of availability eliminate them with a spatula. The third layer to perform better as a paste filler - it has a fine grain structure and better aligns wall. it must be applied in a width of 20 cm along the seam wide spatula. Again, leave to dry for 12 hours.

After drying we put the last layer in the same way as the previous one, and leave it to dry for 8 hours.

Now it is possible to ensure that the wall is perfectlysmooth. You can use the lamp - the light, you can see much more uneven than in normal daylight. In the presence of defects eliminates fine putty.

Grinding basics before pasting

Caulking drywall under the wallpaper does notIt ends, as is the last stage - grinding, to make you want to gently, so as not to damage the board. For these purposes, it is recommended to use a special grater with grinding mesh.

Important: Never use grinding drywall sandpaper.

The very preparation of the drywall under the wallpaper takesmuch longer than pasting, but on how responsibly you come to this stage of repair, will largely depend on the appearance of the room.

Sequence of decoration wallpaper

Wallpapering on gypsum board must begin withcalculations. It is necessary to accurately calculate the number of rolls and make marks on the wall for bonding the first web. For these purposes, you can use the classic plumb, which make using the long string and a small sinker. Draw a straight line on the wall, are measuring its height with a tape measure.

Then we measure out the first painting of the same length as the height of the wall. If the wallpaper plain or have a picture that does not require trimming, you can just cut a few strips of the same length.

The layout and wallpapering should start from the window to make seams invisible as possible.

Important: Adhesive must be selected according to the type of wallpaper.

The adhesive is applied directly to the wallpaperfabric, then, that it is better absorbed, wallpaper folded in half to 5-7 minutes. If you paste over the wall with heavy wallpaper, it is recommended to prime the wall with glue for better adhesion.

Prepare to be glued wallpaper

Prepare to be glued wallpaper

When wet wallpaper on the adhesive may be a bit stretched in length and width, consider this fact and stick with the same amount of time for impregnation of fabrics.

Wallpapering on gypsum board, flatten thema soft brush or special roller. This is done in order to expel the air from under the cloth. Excess glue should immediately clean cloth, or after drying remain brilliant tracks that will be treacherous issue seams.

Leveling of wallpaper on the wall paintings

Leveling of wallpaper on the wall paintings

Most modern wallpaper glued back to back,therefore should be carefully customized fabric to each other. If for some reason can not wallpapering similar manner (e.g., in the corners), then the fabric can be glued lap, and then with a sharp knife or blade, and a flat rail cut extra bandwidth.

Trimming wallpaper carried out after fulldrying. it is not recommended to cut fabric impregnated glue, especially if they are glued to the wall. If necessary, the edge webs which, for any reason, moved away from the wall, it is possible to glue adhesive PVA.

Trimming excess wallpaper

Bonding of the first web. Trimming excess can be performed only after drying adhesive

Tips and tricks for pasting wallpaper Drywall

  • during the repair works connected with gluing wallpaper on the walls, be sure to close all windows that draft did not break temperature in the room.
  • do not turn on fans and air conditioners up until the wallpaper is not completely dry out.
  • use only the glue that is recommended for your type of wallpaper.
  • carefully plasterboard surface ready for pasting, because the presence of unevenness and roughness wallpaper will pucker and look of the room leaves much to be desired.

In general, Wallpapering the walls of plasterboard nothing but long preparatory work related to the filler, no different from the same operation, but on conventional walls made of concrete or wood.

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