Wallpapering tools and equipment

Gathering all the wallpaper equipment will not strain our budget, especially, that it is largely made up of everyday objects. The only major expense may be the purchase of a special steam machine for wallpaper stripping; it will be more practical to borrow it.

It's best to put on coveralls with pockets to work, in which the brushes will fit, scissors and sponge. A set of wallpapering tools should last a long time. Just take care of that, after work, wash them with warm soapy water and dry them thoroughly.

Gluing implements
The necessary utensils include a pat brush (or an old painting brush with a width 10 or 12,5 cm, from which the bristles cannot come out), plastic lined bucket for mixing the glue, with a string pulled from the handle to the handle, on which a brush and a brush for smoothing the wallpaper will hang. Measuring 200 on 60 cm folding wallpaper table is irreplaceable when lubricating wallpaper with glue. If you want to use a self-adhesive wallpaper, you will need a plastic water trough, bucket and wet sponge.

Measuring instruments
Before proceeding with wallpaper laying, you must draw a guide line carefully. You will need a plumb line and a pencil for the walls, for ceilings (possibly also walls) line smeared with chalk.
It is best to use a metal tape measure or a standard measure to measure the wallpaper, a simple ruler.

Tools for finishing works
At the very end, use a sponge to clean the excess and – if it is necessary – Using a wooden joint roller, press the edges and joints of the wallpaper.

Wallpaper stripping and cutting tools
You will need a spatulas with a smooth toothed blade to remove old wallpaper and a pair of scissors with blades approximately 25 cm for straight and straight cuts. It's also a good idea to have a sharp knife and a pair of smaller scissors handy, for trimming wallpaper around more complex shapes.

If air bubbles appear on the surface of freshly installed wallpaper, means, that the glue has not spread well. If the glue is still wet, Peel the wallpaper off the wall and spread the glue again. If it's already dry, cut the bubble with a sharp knife and stick the edges of the hole.

If the paper does not stick to the wall, it may be because the wall is damp or too porous, using the wrong glue, insufficient amount of glue or too short period of soaking the wallpaper with glue.

Protruding edges are the result of using too little glue or insufficient distribution. Refill the missing glue and press the edges down with a roller. If pattern shift has occurred, Peel off the wallpaper and re-stick it.