How to glue wallpaper on wallpaper

Virtually every resident of our country is familiar with the technology of wallpapering to one degree or another. But how to glue the wallpaper to the wallpaper - this issue is of concern to many people seeking to save time and money on repairs. Our story will be devoted to this topic.

How to glue wallpaper on wallpaper

Pros and cons of wallpaper gluing on wallpaper

Among the advantages of sticking wallpaper on wallpaper are the following:

  • No need to work on leveling the surface;
  • Some savings of money and time to prepare the walls.

The disadvantages of sticking wallpaper onto wallpaper are:

  • Inability to align walls (if necessary).
  • Not always new wallpapers stick to old ones of high quality.
  • The operational life of the pasted wallpaper is reduced. They can simply fall off the wall.
  • It will be necessary to glue the wallpaper again even if they start to peel off from the base in several layers.

There is a chance that air bubbles will appear on the wallpaper. To solve this problem in the following ways:

  • First, you should wait for the final drying of the wallpaper. It will take approximately 2-3 days. In most cases, the bubbles will disappear themselves.
  • Secondly, a small amount of air bubbles on the wallpaper can be removed with a hot iron.
  • In the event that a positive result is not achieved and there are a lot of bubbles on the wallpaper, the wallpaper will have to be re-glued, while the old coating should be removed anyway.

Based on the above, we can make a logical conclusion: sticking wallpaper on the wallpaper has many drawbacks. They all boil down to one thing - in case of failure, all the finishing work, including wallpapering, will have to be carried out in a new way. And this will lead to additional financial expenses, the expenditure of personal time and effort.

How to glue wallpaper on wallpaper


When is it permissible to glue wallpapers to wallpapers

There are several options when you can glue new wallpapers to old cover. In particular, this is possible when old wallpapers are thin and very well glued to the wall. At the same time, new wallpapers should be glued only when the walls were previously plastered with paper wallpapers.

In this case, you just need to purchase quality glue and properly prepare it. When gluing new wallpaper, the old finishing material will be subjected to thorough impregnation. This is the only way to achieve high-quality adhesion of the wallpaper to the wall surface.

The main problem to be faced in this case is the possible ingress of coloring components from old wallpaper to a new material. Determine the possibility of their appearance as follows. You should take an ordinary sponge, wet it and attach it for a while to a small section of the wall with old wallpaper. In the event that the sponge is coated with dyes, it will be necessary to further treat the surface with a special sealant against the appearance of stains.

If old wallpapers were not paper, they will have to be deleted.

When glueing wallpapers to wallpapers is prohibited

As previously noted, not always old wallpapers are a good basis for sticking new webs. Definitely you can not stick the wallpaper if the old wallpaper had a convex pattern. This is explained by the fact that the glue on such wallpaper will not hold, and the surface will not be even.

As a basis for the new material, vinyl and non-woven wallpapers will not work either. This is directly related to the properties of the vinyl film, which will prevent deep absorption of the adhesive. And this in turn will lead to the detachment of the wallpaper and soon they will fall from the wall.

When wallpapering you can still face this problem. If there is no air entering through the new wallpaper, which is necessary for the evaporation of moisture, the glue with which the old wallpaper was glued can dissolve. As a result, the wallpaper will move away from the surface of the wall.

Final Tip

We have seen that, despite the merits when sticking wallpaper onto wallpaper, it is still worth clearing the wall of the old coating and gluing it onto the prepared surface. For these purposes, a special solvent is taken to remove the wallpaper, is added to the water and applied to old wallpaper. After soaking the solution into the wallpaper, the old coating can be removed.

If the wallpaper is soaked poorly, the solvent is re-applied. Removing old wallpaper can be done using wallpaper "tiger" (a small gear, using tearing wallpaper) or using a spatula.

Video: How to correctly and quickly remove the wallpaper


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