Once you’ve selected the perfect wallpaper, you’ll have to choose a compatible adhesive to ensure the paper sticks to the wall properly without obvious imperfections.
Mixing wallpaper paste is easy. Follow these instructions and watch the embedded video for good results. A good start is to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for selecting the best type of paste for their wallpaper. In general, heavier wallpaper requires a fuller-bodied paste. These how to mix wallpaper paste instructions are primarly focusing on a wallpaper paste made for non-woven wallpaper.
For exceptional paste consistency, it’s important to use proven mixing techniques. For this project, you’ll need a mixing stick, wallpaper adhesive, water and a plastic bucket.
How to mix wallpaper paste in 6 simple steps
- Check the adhesive package to find out how much water you will need based on the type of wallpaper you are hanging.
- Fill the bucket with the appropriate amount of water. Measure the correct amount of paste for the square footage of wallpaper to be hung. Paste is often packaged in individual pouches.
- Begin to stir the water with the mixing stick.
- Slowly and steadily, begin pouring the paste into the swirling water while continuing the mixing motion. Adding too much paste at once can create lumps.
- Stir vigorously while changing directions to avoid clumping in the middle of the bucket.
- When the paste has completely dissolved, let it stand for 10-20 minutes, depending on the instructions. Some paste products can be ready to use in as little as 90 seconds.
Following these simple steps will save time and aggravation while ensuring your wallpaper looks great in your home.
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- How much wallpaper do I need
- How to hang wallpaper instruction video
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