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Ceiling wallpaper and wallpaper for walls under painting - choose material, color, glue

Ceiling wallpaper - domestic or painted - what's the difference?

Among the variety of materials for interior decoration, there are special ceiling wallpaper. They are more dense than the wall, and usually have an embossing that helps to hide the small irregularities of the ceiling. Agree, ideally aligned ceiling is better and easier to paint. Ceiling coatings on our market are divided into domestic and imported, but this is not their only difference. Domestic wallpaper for the ceiling is not recommended to wash and dye, and imported coatings are by default designed for painting. But, of course, the first time they can be pasted in its original form.

Do not pursue cheapness! Choose high-quality and practical materials. Because the dust accumulates faster on the ceiling, and the coatings should be either vinyl( which can be washed), or non-woven( designed for repainting).For example, special German wallpaper on a non-woven base can be covered up to 10 times with water-dispersion paint.

What colors to choose?

The color of the wallpaper on the ceiling is usually chosen either white, or with a small, soft pattern. If you do not have the experience of gluing wallpaper on the canvas, select a wallpaper without a clear pattern that does not require fitting. You and so it will not be easy, and if you also customize the drawing, then in general the whole result of repair can be spoiled by one sloppy movement. In addition, white color can always be painted over by another, which will be combined with the rest of the finish.

Wall-papers for painting not necessarily to choose white - you can immediately buy the right shade, and give them a different color when this gets bored. Such a light cosmetic repair will not cause much trouble if the first time you do it right.
The choice of paint is also of great importance: paper and non-woven wallpaper can be painted only with water-based solutions( water-based, water-dispersion or acrylic paint);Acrylic paints on latex are suitable for vinyl. If you did not find the right color, do not use the usual enamel - you just ruin your repair! On sale there are colors of various shades, which are mixed with white paint to get the desired shade. In this case, it is important to immediately prepare as much paint in the right color, so that you have enough for the entire area of ​​walls or ceiling. You can find out the required quantity to cover the square meter of a particular type of wallpaper from the instructions for use.

Tips - how easy it is to glue wall and ceiling wallpaper for painting

Sticking the wallpaper on the wall and the ceiling requires a thoughtful attitude and certain preparatory work. Therefore, before proceeding to this important stage of repair, we recommend to draw up an approximate plan of action in accordance with the selected materials. Be sure to ensure the availability of reliable stands( goats, stairs, tables), the process of gluing can grab you so that narrow or shaky supports, for example, stools, can cause an accident.

First, any surface must be prepared( cleaned of old coating, plastered and primed).In addition, before the start of the gluing, experts recommend carefully marking the boundary of the first panel, for this, use a level on the ceiling, and a plumb line will be sufficient on the wall.

  • The easiest way to glue wallpapers on a non-woven basis. In this case, you and the mud will dissolve less, and lifting them to the ceiling will be much easier, because they are glued in dry form.
  • Do not forget that it is better to apply glue on the surface of the wall or ceiling locally - in place of gluing with a small margin.
  • Precisely on the same technology to glue wallpapers on a fabric basis and fiberglass - glue only cover the ceiling or the wall!
  • But the gluing of vinyl wallpaper involves a good impregnation with glue. In addition, they do not like kinks, which can damage the decorative top layer.
  • Paper covers also require impregnation, but not too long( 5 - 7 minutes, no more) so that they do not tear when lifting up and pasting.

If materials that require impregnation have been selected, prepare a place where you will apply glue, this may be a floor covered with a clean knife or paper exceeding the width of the selected rolls in width.

Adhesive needs to be selected according to the recommendations of the wallpaper manufacturer. If there are none, then it is better to take an adhesive compound for heavy wallpaper, because on light glue wet coatings under their own weight can come off not only from the horizontal, but also from the vertical surface.

If you are not completely sure of your abilities, check out the training videos, and start. Remember the folk wisdom: "Eyes are afraid, but hands are doing"!