Building Materials

How to paint a wallpaper: the selection of paint and work features

We are painting non-woven wallpaper:

  • features When choosing non-woven wallpaper, we prefer to use a one-color wallpaper so that there is no color distortion during staining.
  • Dry painted wallpaper for several days( depending on the thickness of the canvas).
  • Painting is best done with a large, hard brush, as it will evenly coat, especially on the embossed surface.

Non-woven wallpaper for dyeing

Choose the paint for the wallpaper

Depending on the chosen paint, it is also determined how long the walls will look fresh and presentable. Therefore, it is necessary to distinguish several principles concerning the correct choice of paint and work with it:

  • It is recommended to use water-based paints: water-soluble acrylic and water-based paints are well suited. They do not have a pronounced odor and do not threaten with harmful vapors.
  • If you buy a white, non-tinted paint, then by mixing the colors you can achieve a unique color. Often this service can be ordered in the building stores.
  • For professional use, latex dispersion paint is best suited. It is also water-based, but it is seized by the film many times faster, so it requires a certain skill to work with it: it should be used very quickly, periodically diluted with water. Drying such material for more than 3 days, but when used, it shows the best results of wear resistance and environmental friendliness.
  • You do not need to primer wallpaper.

Perfect combination of paints

How and how to paint the wallpaper: instruction

The wallpaper for painting under painting consists of two layers of polyvinyl alcohol, between which is nonwoven. This makes it possible to use several color options.

Most often they are painted with a brush or roller on the wall after completely drying.

However, if you want to emphasize the texture, another option is used: the lower layer( purl) is stained and the paint is gradually absorbed by the non-woven fabric, and only then it is glued to the wall. The paint appears through the layer and protrudes from the outside.

Wallpaper for painting, creating a stylish design

An interesting effect of playing light and shadow can be achieved by applying two coats of paint of different shades of the same color. Then the volumetric drawing on the wall will seem more textured, and the color - more complex.

What you need to paint the wallpaper

In addition to the actual paint and wallpaper, you must prepare all the tools in advance so as not to be distracted in the future. We will need:

  1. Tray for paint and roller with spinning.
  2. Directly roller.
  3. Brush 50-80 mm.
  4. Window paper scotch.

Step-by-step instruction for painting vinyl and non-woven wallpaper. Step 1: marking

Layout allows you to smoothly and accurately paste wallpaper. This is especially important for relief wallpapers with convex horizontal and vertical lines. With such wallpaper, any deviations from the vertical level will be noticeable. Directly it concerns the transitions to windows and doors.

In order to mark up, you will need a building level. It is necessary to measure the distance equal to the width of one strip of wallpaper from the corner of the wall and outline the horizontal line. In the gluing, you often need to do an overlap, so it is important to provide 15-20 cm. Avoid joints in the corner.

Step 2: Preparation of adhesive for wallpaper

Special glue is required, prepared solely by instruction. Cooking time from 5 to 20 minutes. To apply glue, you need to use a roller, gradually spreading a uniform layer. Then proceed to gluing the roll.

Step 3: how to glue the wallpaper

You do not need to cut the roll into separate sheets. It is much more effective to stretch the roll and align along the marked line and the height on the wall. Glue it, straightening the irregularities and expelling air from under it, with a special spatula. Movements on the canvas should be directed from the center to the edges "top-down".

Step 4: leveling the skirting boards and wallpaper

For docking you need a plastic spatula, which should be pressed between the baseboard and the wall. After that, the top slice is needed. You can use a wide putty spatula or ruler. The bend on the wallpaper should be as tight as possible under the plinth. Cut off the remainders with a blade. After cutting off the top, cut off the bottom glued part. Above the bottom, you can not really try, because, most often, at the bottom set the floor skirting, and it covers the shortcomings. The joints are smoothed with a spatula and a special roller.

Painting other types of wallpapers

Non-woven and vinyl wallpapers are suitable for painting the most, but this does not mean that other wallpaper can not be painted.

You can also paint:

  • paper;
  • fiberglass.
  1. Paper finishing when painting very quickly absorbs moisture, can be deformed. However, if it has a water repellent relief texture, the painting can be repeated even several times. Also with paper coating you need to be careful about the mechanical impact and washing. Nevertheless, this is the most inexpensive material.
  2. Glass fiber is, on the contrary, an extremely durable material with excellent protective properties against mechanical impact and humidity. It is made of quartz threads, therefore it can imitate any textures. Also, such a sound-absorbing finish, and you can paint it up to 20 times and not necessarily a clear picture. His patterns create an irresistible sense of comfort and carelessness. Drawing and neat, and sloppy at the same time.

Fiberglass wallpaper for painting