Hanging photo wallpaper

You do not need special skills and fancy tools when installing photo wallpapers. The basic principles of application are the same as those of conventional wallpapers. You will need to prepare walls,tools and mix or buy glue.

Non-woven and paper wallpapers

Important! The application technique directly depends on the type of the wallpaper.

Preparing the surface

Application surface must be dry and stable. Surface requirements:

  • Apply gypsum putty. Latex and acrylic (water based) putty are not suitable.
  • Apply a well penetrating primer

You cannot apply photo wallpaper over paint or old wallpapers.

The relative humidity of the air in the room during the application process should not be more than 80%. Air, glue and surface (the one being used for application) temperatures in the room should be in range between +15 to +25° C. Important! Drafts are not permissible throughout the installation and subsequent drying of photo wallpapers.

Required tools

When working with photo wallpapers use:

  • Brush to apply glue on the wall, and paint roller with fine nap to apply glue directly on the wallpaper;
  • Plastic wallpaper spatula, preferably with a blunt rounded edge for smoothing the canvas;
  • Plastic roller, hard enough to roll joints and edges;
  • Clean and damp sponge, it will help remove unwanted glue

Keep at hand: scissors, pencil, tape measure, wallpaper knife, level and plumb line, metal meter ruler, hand towel and ladder.

Applying wallpper

First of all, arrange wallpaper canvasses in order and in accordance with the layout.

Then, using a plumb or level mark the vertical on the surface of the wallpaper canvass that is about to be applied. Mark the approximate place where the canvases will be connected using a tape measure focusing on the size of one canvas of wallpaper. This planning will help you apply glue on the wall strictly along the width of the canvas, slightly extending to allow for the application of the next piece.

Remember that the glue must be applied with a fine nap roller to the wall and wallpaper. The fabric should not be broken or bent, and the glue should not be over applied, it should not get on the front side of the wallpaper. Impregnation with glue is not needed! Apply glue and immediately proceed to paste the wallpaper, always one next to the other.

To smooth the canvas, use a plastic spatula.

Important!
Joint roller will help to close the intersections of photo wallpapers as accurately as possible. Remove any excess adhesive from the roller with a dry cloth. We recommend immediately laying the canvases in such a way that the pictures of the wallpapers coincide. Do not allow the adhesive to come on the front side of the wallpaper. In case of accidental contamination of the front side of the wallpaper by the adhesive, do not try to rub it off with a rag, so as not to damage the drawing, gently clean off excess glue with a damp sponge.

Selecting glue

When choosing glue, keep in mind the high density of the wallpaper material (300g/m2). For gluing such fabrics, a heavy-duty adhesive, produced for paper or fabric based vinyl coatings or glass walls.

Our company "Myr Fotooboev" advises dispersion glue such as Casco Lentus, Metylan Ovalit T or similar. Important! The glue should be ready for use, and its composition should include starch and PVA.

Adhesive in the form of dry mixtures cannot be used!

Pay attention!

To smooth out the wallpaper, you cannot use a metal spatula or rags, they can damage the canvas.

Any excessive glue can be removed with a damp sponge. The use of a rag should be excluded, since the composition of the adhesive includes PVA, and it is important to wash it off, and not wipe it! Do not be afraid to wet wallpapers - they are moisture-resistant, so moisture will not damage the canvas.

Preparing surface

Glue the wallpaper to a dry, smooth and uniform in colour surface. All inscriptions and marks on the walls must be removed, any chips and cracks – puttied, then primed.

You cannot apply wallpaper over an old wallpaper or paint.

We recommend applying wallpaper at the end of the renovation. Air, glue and surface temperatures should be from +15 to +25° C, and the relative humidity of the air should not exceed 80%.

Necessary tools

Use during the application:

  • Brush to apply glue on the wall, and paint roller with fine nap to apply glue directly on the wallpaper;
  • Plastic wallpaper spatula, preferably with a blunt rounded edge for smoothing the canvas;
  • Plastic roller, hard enough to roll joints and edges;
  • Clean and damp sponge, it will help remove unwanted glue

Keep at hand: scissors, pencil, tape measure, wallpaper knife, level and plumb line, metal meter ruler, hand towel and ladder.

Applying wallpper

Using a roller with pile 8 мм apply the adhesive evenly.

If you are using a dry mix glue, then it has to be applied straight on the photo wallpaper, and on the wall.

If you have purchased application ready solution, then apply it to the wall only.

Our photo wallpapers are applied next to each other.

To even out the canvas, use soft plastic spatula.

Consider the fact that during the application wallpaper may stretch slightly. Start applying the wallpaper from the middle of the canvas. Combine the canvases by the picture print - it should coincide.

It takes about 12-24 hours for glue to dry completely, depending on the wall surface type and climatic conditions under which the pasting was carried out. The lower the temperature and the higher the relative humidity of the air, the more time it takes the wallpaper to dry.

Selecting glue

Cnsider higher density of our wallpapers (270 g / m2) when choosing an adhesive.

You can use both application-ready and dry mix glue.

Our company "Myr Fotooboev" advises dispersion glue such as KLEO, QUELYD (special vinyl) or similar.

Pay attention!

To smooth the wallpaper, you will need sparing tools. Avoid using metal spatula and rags to keep the canvas in its original form.

Any excessive glue can be removed with a damp sponge. The use of a rag should be excluded, since the composition of the adhesive includes PVA, and it is important to wash it off, and not wipe it! Do not be afraid to wet wallpapers - they are moisture-resistant, so moisture will not damage the canvas.