How to glue wallpaper in the corners
Despite the many modern ways of decorating walls, wallpapering them while still remains a favorite. Those who have already repeatedly changed the appearance of their monastery in this way are well aware: if you don’t figure out in advance how to glue wallpaper in the corners, the result of the work can be disappointing. If the corners of the wallpapering room are neatly decorated, it will look perfect. Conversely, ugly wrinkles or crooked crevices in the corners can instantly ruin the impression of expensive repairs.
Actually, humanity has long come up with an algorithm for sequential actions that need to be carefully performed carefully, and not come up with new ways on the go, how to paste wallpaper in a corner, whether it’s internal or external. The complexity of the work lies in the fact that ideally right angles neither in houses nor in apartments exist in principle, and therefore glued surfaces should be prepared for work.
- Competent preparation of corners
- How to glue wallpaper in the inner corners
- The method of gluing external corners
Competent preparation of corners
If the corners of the room look almost even, you can wipe them well with a hard cloth, removing dust and evening out small filler errors. If the corners are far from ideal, they should be leveled at the finish putty stage, fixing special plastic corners directly in the layer of the putty mixture, which can be bought at any building materials supermarket. Having securely fixed the corners, you need to wait until the mixture hardens well, then smooth the surface with plaster or putty and carefully primed. Now you can start decorating corners with wallpaper.
It must be remembered: Before you properly glue the corners with wallpaper, important nuances should be well understood:
- corners cannot be pasted over with a whole strip of wallpaper;
- wallpaper in the corners should never be glued butt.
It is gluing two canvases end-to-end in non-ideal angles that leads to the formation of ugly cracks, and pasting the same corners with one strip can disrupt the vertical panels, which will be glued later. However, the overlap width should not exceed 10-15 millimeters.
How to glue wallpaper in the inner corners
When the last strip in front of the inner corner is glued, you need to measure the distance from it to the corner and cut off the panel of wallpaper, the width of which is 10-15 mm wider than the measured distance.
Then you should apply a layer of glue not only on the panel, but also on the wall, carefully gluing the corner.
The prepared web is glued so that a narrow strip of cut-off (uneven) edge comes into contact with an adjacent wall. Excess wallpaper on top and bottom of an adjacent wall should be cut with a very sharp knife, and walk along the edge of the panel with a brush, pressing it well against the wall and soaking with glue. If blisters have formed on the adhered panel, and the vertical edge entering the adjacent wall does not fit snugly against the wall, several incisions should be made obliquely on it and pressed again to the wall. In conclusion, drawing a sharp knife from top to bottom along the entire height of the corner, you need to cut off the rest of the wallpaper.
Having measured the width of the “cut off strip” and having otminusov from it 10-15 mm, we postpone this value on an adjacent wall and using a plumb line we draw a vertical pencil. Having put a layer of glue on the cloth and the wall, not forgetting to glue the corner, combine the even (factory-cut) edge of the cloth with the drawn vertical, and a narrow strip of the second “uneven” edge is bent onto the previous cloth. The resulting overlap is well impregnated with a brush with glue and firmly pressed against the wall. If the wallpaper is thin enough, you can leave it that way: after the glue dries, the junction line will be invisible. If the wallpaper is dense and thick, then the blunt side of the knife or scissors is carried out along the line of “approach” to the adjacent canvas and the remainder is cut with a blade over the line. The seam of convergence of two panels end-to-end after drying will become invisible.
It is important to know: When working with vinyl or washable wallpaper, you should use a special transparent glue for wallpaper, which, having fallen on the front side of the panel, does not leave any marks on it after drying.
The method of gluing external corners
By analogy with pasting the inner corner, cut off the canvas of the wallpaper of such a width that it, rounding the corner edge, enters the adjacent wall by 20-25 mm. If the edge of the sheet extending beyond the turn does not lie properly, several incisions are made obliquely on it and carefully pressed against the wall, making sure that no swelling occurs.
On a adjacent wall from an angle at a distance equal to the width of the wallpaper strip plus 6-10 mm to be glued, draw a vertical line using a plumb line.
By applying a layer of glue on the canvas and the wall, they align the even edge of the panel with the drawn vertical, and the imperfect “trimmed should overlap the edge of the previous canvas.
The junction of the two panels, as usual, cut from the top and bottom, carefully with a brush impregnated with glue and well pressed to the wall, rolled with a rubber roller. On this, the wallpapering process for internal and external corners, which seemed so complicated, can be considered successfully completed..
The ability to properly trim the wallpaper in the corners is useful to beginner finishers.