How to wallpapering a room
Wallpaper is an economical and simple way to decorate a room. Keep reading to get perfectly wallpaper walls!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO WALLPAPER?
• Bricofix Wallpaper. With a package you’ll get about 6 liters, approximate quantity for 10 rolls of standard paper. Pour the water into the bucket and pour some Bricofix Wallpaper, stirring until the mixture ligated. Remove it continuously while sprinkling the product to prevent lumps from forming. If they have formed, use a whisk to undo them. Before using, let it sit for 15 minutes and stir again.
• Tape measure,
• Level and plumb line,
• Long table,
• Long-blade scissors with rounded tips,
• Long knife,
• Cutter cutter,
• 75 or 100 mm. brush,
• Wallpaper brush about 25 cm.,
• Rubber roller.
Always buy an extra roll for future repairs. Remember that the tints of the papers vary frequently or stop being manufactured. If the size of the pattern or drawing of the paper is large, calculate 10% more paper.
Before you start, take out as many furniture as you can or cover them in the center of the room with sheets or paper. Remove shelves and remove all accessories, such as sconces or frames. Until the paper glue is completely dry, you shouldn’t replace the furniture.
Let’s get to work!
Remove the old paper if any. Do it wetting the wall with a solution of 1 part of Bricofix Wallpaper by 65 parts of water. Let it permeate a few minutes and then remove it with spatula, being careful not to damage the plaster underneath. The wallpaper surface must be clean, smooth and free of moisture. If you have irregularities or cracks, repair them before. If the wall were painted, you should remove the paint. Place small sticks in each cue or where you plan to replace shelves or boxes. This way it won’t cost you to locate the holes again.
The beginning is very important; we recommend you start with long and visible wall. Picked the beginning, mark the verticality of the first roll with the help of a long ruler and a plumb line. From this point, draw parallel lines equivalent to the width of each roll. This way you’ll know at what point of joints will fall and you can rectify if you don’t like it.
Cut the height of the stripes by calculating about 10 cm. more to divide between ceiling and floor. To make sure the cut is straight, fold the strip along the cur line by matching the side edges. Press with your finger or a ruler and cut with scissors. If there’s an impediment that cannot be disassembled, such as a radiator, you must calculate to the nearest side and the distance to the ground. Once placed, you should profile the cur by cutting around the tube.
Glue on the central part:
A meter attached or marked on the worktable will facilitate a faster cut. Cut several strips in a row, a whole roll for example. If they are stamped paper, number them so you know the order of placement and match each other well. It’s placed at the top of joints, without mounting one on top of the other.
Place the roll on a table, slightly wider than the roll by dropping a part on one end of the table to keep it smooth. Start gluing half a strip on the central face and towards the end. Then towards the edges, letting the paper moisten evenly. The glued part folds towards the center. Try not to stain the table or dirty the paper at any time.
Do the same with the other part of the roll and folds until almost joining it with the folder part. Let the paper soak for a few minutes before placing it until it’s flexible, as it usually shrinks when absorbing water. Standard paper should rest less time due to its fragility. In order for the new standard paper to better grip the wall, give a previous layer of glue with a roller or brush in a proportion of 1 part of Bricofix Wallpapel per 70 of water.
Place the paper on one arm so that it doesn’t tear. On the ladder, start with the other hand to unfold the upper end, aligning it perfectly on the first vertical line marked as a reference. Leave a 5cm overlap on the edge of the roof (a similar one will remain on the floor). Then unfold the rest of the strip and smooth the paper against the wall with a brush, from top to bottom and from center to the sides, to extract the air bubbles. It’s convenient to press with a roller on the joints. If some bubbles remain, click on them and apply a little glue with a syringe. Then, review with the brush. Press, with long scissors and rounded tips, on the edge of the paper at the edge of the ceiling or floor and cut the excess. If there’s enough glue on the joints, clean it with a slightly damp cloth to avoid dirtying the paper.
Another way to wallpaper is using vinyl paper. If its base is paper or plastic, it will normally be glued by impregnating the wall previously with our Bricofix Vinyl Wallpaper, diluted to 50% with water. If its base is another, for example cotton, it will be placed by applying glue on the wall evenly with a roller or brush. Only one amount is applied for a strip, not allowing more than 10 minutes before placing the paper. It’s more comfortable if a broomstick is introduced through the roll and pulled down, while another person smoothes with a sponge. Since vinyl paper doesn’t stick together, use a blade to cut overlapping parts with the help of a metal ruler. Then remove the remaining parts and rub the paper to achieve a perfect bond
• Wallpaper corners:
Measure the distance from the last strip placed to the corner. This measure is added 3 or 4 cm. so that the paper band can bend the corner. Cut the strip of paper and place it fixing it well to the wall, not forgetting to make small cuts if the corner is not completely vertical to avoid roughness and bubbles. The first band of the other wall, place it over the extra centimeters. Make sure it ends in a perfect verticality on which to continue putting the strips.
• Wallpaper doors:
At the doors, it prevents the edge of the strip from matching its corners. Hang the paper length over the door trim. Point out the position of the upper angle on the paper to the corner of the frame. Leave 2 cm. more in both directions and cut the excess paper. With the help pf a spatula, put the leftover between the moldings.
• Interior window openings:
Send as many strips fit to the fence, folding them over the lintel. The rest cover it with scraps. At the ends, let the strip hang as in the fence of the door. Make horizontal cuts at the top and bottom edge and fold. If the strip doesn’t cover the entire hole, cover it with scraps as if it were a corner. The horizontal cut on the windowsill must exceed the cantilever by 2 or 3 cm.; smooth as if it were the boards with the ceiling. On the projections you find, make cuts and review the glue.
• Plugs and switches:
When you cover a plug or switch with a band, make sure that the power is cut off first. Then, feeling on the paper, look for where the switch is and make diagonal cuts forming wings. Cut the box leaving the box free, making sure that the cuts will be hidden behind the trim, switches or plugs.
• Friezes and cornices with decorative paper bands that stick over the wallpaper or paint:
Mark a reference line where they’ll be placed, checking the horizontality with the level. Glue the strip, fold it in accordion and proceed in the same way as in a wallpaper. If it’s necessary to make a miter, overlap the two sections perpendicular to each other and cut diagonally with a sharp blade and a ruler. Remove the leftovers and paste again.