How to glue wallpaper in the corners?
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Repairing your own home is a complex and time-consuming process, and it is also very expensive. If you repair the apartment workers, it costs three times more expensive. And not always the quality of their work meets your high demands. Especially difficult when you have to glue wallpaper. This does not always work out as we would like. But nothing wrong with that either. Let's figure out how to properly handle the wallpaper.
How to glue wallpaper in the corners - useful tips
Remember that in our apartments, even in very good ones, the angles are not always even. Therefore, it is not necessary to glue at once a whole strip of wallpaper in the corner. This is not necessary. Surely the strip will fold folds and there will be no docking with another strip. In this case, you can leave a ledge for a corner of about one and a half or two centimeters. If you do this, the next lane will lie flat against the wall. If you glue a thick wallpaper, then you need to use a plumb. Paste the remaining piece with an overlap on the adjacent wall. This is where the plummet comes in handy.Wallpaper must be pasted as vertically as possible.
If you glue the wallpaper in places where there are sockets or switches, it is necessary to remove the covers that are installed on them. Do not forget to turn off the electricity. Stick the wallpaper on top of the sockets and switches, after which you can make special cuts right on the wallpaper. Now you can trim the wallpaper around the outlets and switches and put the covers in place.
When sizing wallpaper, you need to approach the doors on both sides and glue the corners correctly with wallpaper. The strip that captures the door is cut vertically to the start of the frame. Attach a strip along the edge of the wall. Cut the protrusion. Fit the ledge above the door frame and trim the bottom. In order to properly stick the wallpaper on the edges of the ceiling and under the baseboard, we need a ruler for cutting the edges. The special triangular profile of the ruler will help you precisely fit and trim the edge contour. With it, you will avoid damage to the ceiling or skirting glue. Wallpaper on the ceiling should be glued in the direction of the window and with a partner. One person applies one half of the strip while the other holds the other until the glue adheres to the ceiling.
It should be noted that sticking wallpaper in the corners is a very laborious process that requires both time and patience. If you want to achieve truly impressive results, then you need to stock up on strength.
How to glue non-woven wallpaper in the corners
Flizelin is a special material that consists of fibers and cellulose. Non-woven wallpaper is often stuck under the paint, as their outer layer is unstable to mechanical stress. It is easy to glue non-woven wallpaper. In any case, it is easier than usual. You need to put glue on the wall and just attach the wallpaper to it. If you want to do the opposite, that is, put glue on the wallpaper, then you need to pre-dry the wall, after which you can mount the wallpaper. At the joints, the glue is removed with a rag. This should be done immediately. If the glue is not removed, then paint will not fall on these places. The advantage of non-woven wallpaper is that they, due to their density, are able to visually align the irregularities of the wall. Also, these wallpapers do not shrink. We can observe the pasting of non-woven wallpaper in new buildings. This is a very popular material these days, which is used to cover walls.And one more advantage of non-woven wallpapers is that they are very easily removed if you start a regular repair. Tape the corners of non-woven wallpaper should be the same as usual. Read about it a little higher.
If you do not know which wallpaper is suitable for pasting the corners of your apartment, then here are the approximate parameters on which you can rely:
- For dry rooms such as bedrooms, living rooms and corridors, any type of wallpaper will do.
- For wet areas, such as a bathroom, toilet or kitchen, as a rule, use vinyl wallpaper and washable wallpaper.
- On the smooth walls you can pick up any kind of wallpaper.
- On uneven walls it is better to glue embossed wallpaper, wallpaper with a large cell or with a dense pattern.
- For walls that have uneven surfaces and mechanical damage, you should use fiberglass wallpaper for paint.
The choice of wallpaper for your apartment depends on your preferences and desires. Choose, dear reader.