Building Materials

Liquid wallpaper with your own hands or how to apply them to a wall or ceiling

Liquid wallpaper on the ceiling and for walls - why choose them?

Liquid wallpaper is sold as a dry mix, packaged in packages, they are classified as environmentally friendly materials. Thanks to natural substances that make up the composition( cellulose, cotton fibers, sometimes silk), good thermal and sound insulation is provided, while walls or ceiling "breathe" and do not emit harmful substances.

Since the material belongs to the last generation, it is eco-friendly and moisture-resistant - you can often hear about the use of liquid wallpaper both in the bathroom and in the nursery. There is only a small "but".The application of liquid wallpaper on the ceiling and walls is better planned where they can not directly get splashes of water. That is, near the side of the washbasin or the bathroom, where it is possible to get water - it is worth using a tile.

Why? After all, so much has been said about the water resistance of such a coating? !It's very simple: the technology of applying an

d removing liquid wallpaper requires dilution or wetting with warm water. So, for example, taking a shower and wet the wallpaper, you can remove them from the wall with one careless movement or distort an ideally smooth surface. The case, of course, reparable, because the method of applying liquid wallpaper is simple enough, it can be repeated several times with the same material. Therefore, you can always apply liquid wallpaper by hand again, and after drying, nothing will be noticeable. In addition, they will give originality and sophistication to the room and eliminate mirror or glass surfaces from misting.

Preparing walls for liquid wallpaper

Telling how to apply this material, you can not fail to mention the mandatory pre-work. Preparation of walls or ceiling for liquid wallpaper includes the following steps:

  • removal from the surface of greasy stains, dirt, foreign bodies;
  • cleaning of blisters or flaky areas of the old coating;
  • on a dry, clean, even basis, apply an acrylic primer, one-third diluted with water.

After all the actions are completed and the primer has dried, we can assume that the preparation of walls for liquid wallpaper is done. But before you learn how to apply liquid wallpaper, you need to make sure that the material is purchased in sufficient quantities.

When planning to use liquid wallpaper for walls or ceilings, the expense is calculated based on one package of a dry mix for four square meters of area.

Technique for applying liquid wallpaper

The decoration of ceilings and walls with liquid wallpaper is no different: in a plastic container with a capacity of 10-15 liters pour water, approximately half, and pour dry mix there, while stirring it well. To obtain the desired consistency, the coating should stand for about a quarter of an hour, after which the mass again interfere, achieving the effect of thick "home-made" sour cream. If necessary, you can add water.

The technology of applying liquid wallpaper on video clips is shown quite clearly - the mass is applied with a rubber spatula( the thickness of the layer is one millimeter). A prerequisite is the simultaneous coverage of the entire surface, that is, you can not leave unplastered places, you need to finish at a time!

It's easy enough. And most importantly - you will be spared from the fuss with roll covers that can deliver a newbie a lot of problems!