Looking to give your room a fresh new look? Wallpaper is an excellent choice, but you must ensure your walls are in good condition and ready for installation before you get started. Do not miss to check your wall condition. Here are some important requirements you need to keep in mind before you start hanging that wallpaper and create a look that will leave everyone in awe.
Smooth walls are key - Removable peel and stick, prepasted and unpasted wallpaper materials should be installed over a surface free of textures or decorative finishes. Installing them over a textured wall is a no-go - it's simply unsafe! Ensuring that your walls are smooth and conditioned for wallpapering, you'll be able to achieve a stunning and stylish finish.
Ensure your walls have been painted and completely dry before you start hanging your wallpaper. For recently painted walls, it's best to wait 4 to 6 weeks to let them fully settle. And if you've used low-VOC paints, don't forget to give your walls a good wash by rubbing them with alcohol to ensure the adhesive sticks properly.
Your walls must be in good condition and clean for flawless wallpaper installation. This means no cracks, stains, humidity spots, or dust!
If you are unsure of the type of paint that was used earlier, then wash the wall with rubbing alcohol before wallpapering.
Temperature And Humidity Variations
Removable Peel And Stick performs best at a stable and regulated temperature of 65-80℉. Significant changes in humidity or temperature will have an impact on the material's long-term performance. Avoid installing wallpaper in areas without proper temperature regulation, such as bathrooms with high humidity levels.
Covering Up Old Wallpaper With New
Never cover up old wallpaper with new wallpaper. Peel and stick wallpapers should only be installed to painted walls, not to conceal stains or old wallpaper. They can either peel off or stick so firmly that you can't remove it. The outcome could be unpredictable.
Attaching Decor To Wallpaper
You must use nails or screws to physically attach all items you want to hang on a wall with wallpaper. Never use double-sided tape to attach baby signs, décor, or shelving to the wallpaper. The wallpaper will fall off along with all of the heavy items attached.
If walls are uneven or damaged, the surface can become irregular and bumpy, which may lead to wallpaper peeling off sooner or later due to poor adhesion. It's essential to properly prepare your walls by filling in any holes or cracks and sanding down any rough spots, and ensure the walls are clean and free of debris.
Before applying wallpaper in your bathroom, it's essential to check the condition of your walls. If the walls are not soaked with water and stay dry, you can proceed with the wall preparation for wallpapering.
But if your walls are damp or soaked in moisture, you should waterproof your walls before wallpaper installation.
To protect against moisture and water damage, it is crucial to waterproof your wallpaper. While traditional pre-pasted and unpasted wallpaper require waterproofing, our peel-and-stick wallpapers made of vinyl material are naturally water-resistant, making them an ideal choice for damp walls. Check the link, to know more about waterproofing wallpapers.
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