Wall treatment before wallpapering

The result of wallpapering the walls largely depends on the quality of the preparatory work. Before proceeding with the repair, the surface of the walls should be carefully prepared. Processing the walls before wallpapering is a tedious process, but at the same time very important. The work preceding the sticking conditionally can be divided into several main stages.

Remove old coating
First of all, the old coating should be removed from the surface. Quickly and easily remove old wallpaper is not always possible. In this case, it is recommended to moisten the walls with hot water and wait a bit, so that the paper is slightly softened. After that, removing the wallpaper will be much easier. You can use metal scrapers for this.

If the scrapers do not help, try cutting the coating in the most difficult places so that water can get under the surface of the canvas. After this, it is recommended to wait about thirty minutes, so that the wallpaper on the walls is thoroughly saturated with water. Then you should continue removing the old coating.

My walls
After you completely clean the wall surface from old wallpaper, it will need to be thoroughly washed. To do this, you can resort to using a sponge, brush or brush. It is important that the wall becomes as clean as possible. If a layer of plaster is found under the old wallpaper, it should also be removed using a metal spatula.

For washing, you should use warm water, which will help not only remove the remnants of the wallpaper, but also remove traces of glue.

It also happens that under the old wallpaper mold is found. Typically, this situation can be encountered during repairs in a room with high humidity (toilet, kitchen, bathroom). To prevent mold in the future, after the wall is washed, it should be treated with a solution of bleach, which is quite realistic to cook at home. To do this, 100 grams of bleach must be diluted in half a liter of water. With respect to mold, fungicide is also effective. Further, in the process of repair work, you can use glue, which includes formaldehyde.

The surface of the walls must be inspected for defects in the form of cracks and small nails.

Putty the surface of the walls
In order for the wallpaper to lie on the wall smoothly and for a long time to maintain a neat appearance, the walls should first be puttied. For this, a special compound should be purchased at a hardware store, which must be evenly distributed on the wall surface with a spatula.

We cover the walls with a primer
Processing the walls with a primer is the final stage in the preparatory work before wallpapering.

In this case, you can use a special primer or adhesive composition for wallpaper, diluted with water. After the walls are finished and completely dry, you can proceed directly to wallpapering. Secure Tabs