Wallpaper has become an interesting alternative for those who want to decorate a room in the house or even the whole room.
The advantage is that you can invest quickly and practically in topics that can be changed whenever you want – for example, that the children’s room can get a new decoration as the child grows.
So if you are thinking about putting wallpaper in your home, check out these tips to make your job easier:
There are three main benefits to choosing wallpaper rather than painting:
1. Practicality of application
You can do this yourself without hiring a professional.
2. Low cost
The footage of the wallpaper is usually much cheaper than buying a color brass and all the materials needed to paint (in which case you will likely need to hire a professional).
3. Greater variety
The choice of prints is something we don’t miss out on when we talk about wallpaper. So much so that you can choose to use a style in any room in the house and create a super comfortable and fun environment.
Besides, it’s not just the prints that have variety. There are many textures and color choices.
Types of wallpaper
Wallpaper doesn’t just have a variety of colors, patterns and textures. They are also made of different materials and it is interesting that you know which ones are used the most when choosing wallpaper for your home:
Ideal for environments that receive sufficient sunlight and suffer from moisture. This is because this wallpaper is resistant to both problems and will last longer on your wall.
It’s also easy to clean, so you can bet on washing the walls of the house without losing the quality of the wallpaper.
The traditional wallpaper is made of cellulose. Which means that it is more fragile as it is really made of paper.
It is interesting to use in places that do not suffer from moisture, usually in the driest places in the house, far from laundries and bathrooms.
Because it’s more fragile, it takes more care to last longer. The cleaning can be done, for example, with the help of a vacuum cleaner and at most a slightly damp cloth.
TNT wallpapers are similar to a fabric. It’s also indicated for drier environments as it can be mocked in humid environments.
Cleaning is done with the help of detergent and it is interesting that the wallpaper is in a place that receives more light so that it does not get wet after cleaning.
In addition to the composition of the wallpaper, there is also the question of whether it is a sticker or glue sticks to the wall.
The stickers come with glue and are for those who don’t have a lot of practice using or don’t want to spend with the glue.
Wallpapers that need glue to adhere to the wall require a little more practice and care to use.
Also, in your cost, you need to include the glue for wallpaper.
Materials required for installation
In addition to wallpaper, you will need other materials to carry out the application and ensure the good fixation of the product. Among them are:
- If you’ve decided on a wallpaper that isn’t a sticker, stick on;
- Pot to thin the glue;
- Ladder for use in the highest places;
- Paint rollers and brushes;
- Scissors and pen to cut the wallpaper;
- Spatulas to leave the wallpaper smooth and without bubbles of glue or air;
- Cloth and sponge for wiping off fingerprints after use; If the wallpaper is traditional, choose only the slightly dampened cloth.
Step by step for the wallpaper application
With all of the materials in hand, it’s time to install the wallpaper. Follow these step-by-step instructions to get an overview of the background application in your home:
1. Leave the wall level
The entire wall area should be the same with no differences. Then level before applying. Plaster of paris or running batter should help with this task.
2. Solve a problem
Before doing the application, glue holes, sand the wall to remove the color texture, and fix any type of seepage.
3, output an ink hand
It is not interesting to apply the wallpaper directly on the plaster or on the running dough, since powder residues can stick to the material. Pass at least one color, which can be white.
4. Measure the area where the wallpaper will be installed
If you put the wallpaper in the entire room, floor to ceiling, calculate this measure.
If you are looking for windows, exits and switches this measurement should be marked as you will have to cut the paper and continue applying after these elements.
5. Cut out the wallpaper according to the desired height
For non-embossed wallpaper, give a distance of 5 cm above and 5 cm below, ie 10 cm more than the calculated height.
When it comes to using stamped or detailed wallpaper, you’ll need to customize the prints. The tip is to always calculate 10% more paper than the height value.
For example, if the calculated space for the application is 1 meter, then you should cut 1.10 meters of wallpaper.
Use scissors for this task.
6. Run the glue on the wallpaper
Spread the glue on the wallpaper with the help of a paint roller. For ease of application, you can use a container recommended for wall painting to place the glue.
If you’ve decided on wall stickers, you can skip this step.
7. Attach the paper to the wall
This is where you will need the ladder if the application starts from the top down. Place the paper in the top corner, and then smooth it out with the help of a brush or your own hands.
At this point the idea is to make sure the paper fits on the wall. So don’t be surprised if a few bubbles are left that will naturally go away in a few days.
8. Cut off the remains
The scraps of paper are cut using a spatula and a pencil. The idea is that the spatula will help you cut the rest of the paper.
9. Remove the jacks and switches
You can plan the paper to go to the outlet and then move on to cut a thinner strip for application.
However, if you put the full paper level with the wall, cut it off with the pen while you glue the paper in place.
You can also mark on the paper itself where the switch or plug is and cut out before the glue.
10. Clean up the changes
In order to clean the seams, it is advisable to only use a damp cloth with conventional TNT wallpapers. For those of vinyl, you can count on the help of a sponge as well.
Avoid rubbing. The idea is to just peel off the fingerprints and excess glue.
Explanatory video for applying the background image
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