Covering ceilings with base wallpaper

Covering ceilings with base wallpaper

It is recommended to stick with base wallpaper surfaces painted with oil or glue paint or freshly plastered.. Without the base coat, the wallpaper could stretch and crack on uneven surfaces, the glue could take a long time to dry on the oil paint layer, and shrinkage of the paper could cause the sheets to shift. The base wallpapers are usually glued at right angles to the wallpaper proper, so that the joints of both layers do not overlap. You can use the same glue, which you will use for the top layer, and stick wallpaper on the wall immediately after applying glue. Before you start the actual wallpapering, wait 48 hours.
While covering the walls with paper, you can practice the difficult art of wallpapering.

Sticking the backing wallpaper

1 Ustaw bezpieczne rusztowanie i zaznacz na suficie linie prowadzące. If you have someone to help, ask him to hold the paper with a clean brush.
2 Ułóż krawędź pierwszego arkusza wzdłuż linii prowadzącej. If you work alone, hold the excess wallpaper with a roll of paper.
3 Przytrzymując złożony papier blisko sufitu dociskaj go partiami do sufitu i wygładzaj usuwając pęcherzyki powietrza. Use the spatula to press the edges against the wall, creating a kink.

Covering the ceiling with paper
Prepare the ceiling surface and mark the guide line for the first sheet. The first sheet is usually glued perpendicular to the line of the largest window; thus the sheets of the backing layer will cross at right angles to the sheets of the backing layer, usually stuck parallel to the window line. Start sticking the wallpaper in the corner, leaving approx 5 cm of clearance from the side of the window wall and from the side walls.

Trimming the backing wallpaper
Cut the unnecessary strip of wallpaper along the fold line with clean and sharp scissors. If the walls are also to be covered with paper, leave a margin of approx 6 mm. Do the same with the sheets that follow.

Cleaning the scissors
You can get clean cuts by dipping scissors stained with glue in a jar of hot water from time to time.. The glue will dissolve, and the scissors will not get dirty. If the glue dries on the blades, you will need to wash them with clean, soapy water.