There are many different options for this, one of them is the gluing of photo wallpaper.
This type of wallpaper has long been used for renovation. This topic will be discussed further.
Wall mural is a photo of huge size and resolution, which is divided into several parts.
In the event that the wallpaper is pasted with high quality, then on the wall you will have beautiful views, and you will admire them every day.
Photo wallpaper, be it ordinary or 3D wallpaper, is glued in almost the same way as usual. But photowall-paper is sold not in the form of rolls, but in the form of separate sheets, these sheets are called panels.
Next, we will tell you how to properly glue the wallpaper on the wall, but first, the walls must be prepared.
Photo wallpapers are mainly made of thin paper, so they are delicate and very thin.
For this reason, the putty on the walls must be applied as evenly as possible, that is, without depressions, bulges, etc.
Also, plaster should not fly off the walls, since any speck caught between the wallpaper and the wall can worsen the appearance.
Wall murals, as we mentioned above, are made of thin paper, and not thick vinyl, which hides all the imperfections of the wall.
The wall under the wallpaper is primed with a deep penetration primer and the walls are leveled as much as possible. After all the manipulations to prepare the walls for wallpapering, we proceed directly to wallpapering.
What do you need for gluing wallpaper?
Before buying, you need to take measurements of the wall so as not to be mistaken later with the dimensions of the photo wallpaper.
Such wallpapers are always glued only on one wall, without going to another wall. The size of the photo wallpaper should match the size of the wall as much as possible, but if the size of the wallpaper does not match the size of the wall a little, then you can cut it a little.
Before buying glue, consult the seller of the decoration store which glue is best for the photo wallpaper you have chosen.
In the event that there is no one to consult with, take note that wallpaper is made of paper and, accordingly, glue for ordinary paper wallpaper is suitable for them.
There are also DIY methods for making glue.
A knife is needed in cases where you need to cut off excess pieces of wallpaper.
Glue brushes of various sizes
To apply the glue to the wallpaper, you need a large brush, and a small brush to glue the seams.
This tool is intended for marking.
The level needs to be long enough.
It is needed for marking and to determine the horizontal and vertical. If there is no level, you can use a regular plumb line.
The ruler is necessary to mark the boundaries, which will have to be drawn a lot. It will not be superfluous to take a long, even wooden block.
Rags are necessary to remove excess glue, which may appear at the joints of wallpaper.
The roller is needed in order to roll out the wallpaper and expel the air formed between the wall and the wallpaper canvas.
So, let's analyze the order of work.
It so happens that the size of the photo wallpaper does not match the size of the wall , then you need to think about which part to adapt to, and which part to cut.
All the above manipulations must be done before marking on the wall.
The main stage of wallpapering is the layout. There are two layout options:
This method is suitable for those who have already glued ordinary wallpaper several times and are confident in their knowledge and skills. To mark up, you will need to take a ruler, spirit level and pencil.
With these objects, you need to draw a vertical line along the entire length of the wall.
It will be necessary to retreat the distance from the corner and the distance, which will be about two millimeters more than the width of one sheet of photo wallpaper. This line will be a guide along which you will paste the vertical row, as well as paste other parts of the wallpaper.
For this markup you will need a pencil, ruler, spirit level and long ruler. Using these objects, draw a grid, the number of cells in it should match the number and size of the photo wallpaper panels.
Of course, all cells must be the same size. This layout is a little harder to execute than a simple one, but it can speed up the wallpapering time.
It would also not hurt to look at the back of the wallpaper panels, they have numbers. But if they are not there, then number the panels in the order that suits you. Number the panels so that when you connect all the parts you get a drawing.
Arrange the numbers on the markings that are drawn on the wall in order to understand where to glue which panel.
After the preparatory work, you can start gluing wallpaper.
It is necessary to take into account the fact that photowall-paper is very capricious, it can strain and frown.
Dilute the adhesive strictly following the instructions.
To prevent this, do not let the wallpaper get wet.
That is why, as soon as you apply the glue to the wallpaper panel, you must immediately glue it to the wall. Apply the glue evenly, without gaps.
Glue the first canvas quickly, and then you have to work a little, as it will be necessary to combine the drawing. For this reason, a strip is first applied, then the pattern is combined and only then is it passed with a roller. It may be necessary to glue the panels a little overlap in order for the drawing to match.
Glue the joints well with glue, and wipe off the remnants of glue from the front of the wallpaper with a cloth.
When properly glued, large wall murals will hold up and look great. For this reason, you most likely will not want to change them for a long time.
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