How to putty the walls under the wallpaper properly

How to putty the walls under the wallpaper application technology and the types of fillings


Table of contents

  • 1 application technology
  • 2 types of fillings
    • 2.1 When ready to use
    • 2.2 By appointment distinguish
  • 3 Output

Wallpapering preceded no less important step - puttying and leveling walls. So, how to putty the walls under the wallpaper: videos, photos and expert advice, all of this in our article.

like putty walls under the wallpaper

Caulking is used to make the walls of the ideal state, it can help to align the fracture and 5 mm. The process is conducted at a temperature from +10 to +30 ° C at a humidity of 50%.

application technology

Application putty

Application putty

Before proceeding to luting, determine which area you need - or under the wallpaper for painting. For the first option, we need a clean, smooth wall, do not forget to wash the walls before glueing wallpaper. The solution is diluted according to the instructions and only pure instrument.

Apply putty to the surface and check the evenness of using typically 1000 mm, if satisfied with everything - and you can expect a dry stick blade.

Luting paintable or technology for applying liquid wallpaper performed slightly differently. We will need smooth and clean walls and reinforcing mesh, and on top of which will be puttying. The first layer is applied to 2500 mm rule after drying and trimmed. The procedure is repeated.

types of fillings

Kneading the putty composition

Kneading the putty composition

The most accurate classification is based on the appointment of the mixture. Also, there are classifications that produce compositions according to the type binder or ready-to-use.

When ready to use

  1. Dry formulations.
    Such mixtures contain all necessary elements (binder, filler and additives) mixed in certain proportions.
    Before use, the weight must be diluted with water by following the instructions on the package. Typically, these fillers are used for the most delicate work, and do not shrink.
    The main disadvantages:
  • Require strict compliance with the proportions of dilution, be sure to thoroughly stir the mixture.
  • Have a limited period of use after dilution - from 8 hours to a day.
  1. Ready fillings.
    The compositions have bred in the necessary proportions and ready for use. After mounting on the wall and there is a small drying shrinkage, which limits their field of application.
    So, ready fillings not recommended for use in finishing layers, as well as to repair the foundations of thick layers.

Note! There are ready-made filler that can be used in very thick layers, but their cost makes them impractical to use in the repair ordinary apartment.

The main advantages:

  • Safety - the primary coupling element - the aqueous dispersion of polymer;
  • the possibility of long-term storage.
dry plaster in the package

Dry putty in the package

By appointment distinguish

  1. Specialized.
    Designed for use in a particular area: drywall joint compound, breathable elastic sealing cracks from spreading to effect emergency repairs for sealing joints floor slabs.
  2. Leveling (first layer).
    This type is intended for initial alignment of walls and ceilings.
    It must be considered the foundation on which will be applied to the mass and the material conditions of exploitation.
    It depends on the alignment of putty strength and durability of the entire wall surface.
    The main parameters of leveling compounds:
    • Compatibility with the substrate and good adhesion.
    • Easy filling defects bases.
    • The durability and resilience.

It is very convenient to apply the putty, which have a long-life use and dries quickly. A use of mechanized application method allows to speed up and facilitate the process.

applying the finishing layer of putty

Overcoating putty layer

  1. Finishing fillings (second layer).
    Used when the surface is ready for application of finishing material. This may be the wallpaper, paint, decorative coating. The best examples are mixtures finishing filler fraction of up to 100 microns, such a surface does not require sanding.
    The basis under the wallpaper does not require such meticulous approach, the final coat can not even necessary when gluing textured fabrics.
  1. Universal.

As the name implies, they can be used in all cases when it is required to cover the crack, joint or seam. It remains to make the right choice before putty walls under the wallpaper.


Now that you know how to properly putty walls under the wallpaper, renovation will take place for you quickly and will not bring any problems.

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