Latex Wallpaper instructions
What is latex wallpaper?
Latex wallpaper is a blend of paper and latex fibers to create an optimal material that is resistant to tearing, staining and stretching.It is thicker than paper wallpaper and has a satin finish with a subtle sheen. It can be carefully/gently washed with a damp cloth or sponge (but do not scrub).
On this paper you get high quality printing, with saturated colors.
Wallpaper weight: 220 g/m2
Wallpaper glue: Metylan Special / Perfax methyl speciaal
How to install latex wallpaper?
The very preparation of the wall for lining is of great importance, plus a specially dedicated adhesive!
- The wall on which we will stick the wallpaper should be smooth, clean, dry, slightly absorbent. We remove, sockets switches, floor moldings, nails. We putty and level the nail holes.
- Fresh wall should be primed with a special primer or diluted wallpaper glue - always make sure that the primer has soaked into the wall and not remained on the surface - it can contribute to the dilution of the glue. Do not stick wallpaper on damp walls - wait until they are dry.
- Painted wall should be washed with painter's soap, thoroughly degreased and, if necessary, gently wiped with sandpaper.
- If the wall was previously covered with wallpaper, it should be removed, and the resulting damage to the wall should be repaired and leveled, then primed.
Before soaking the wall, make sure that the power is turned off; and the wires secured with insulating tape.
Needed tools for gluing wallpaper
- A wide brush for applying glue
- wallpaper cutter
- wallpaper pressure roller
- wallpaper glue
- painter's foil, bucket, level, ladder
Laying latex wallpaper STEP BY STEP:
- spread the wallpaper (all strips) on a dry surface - check that the wallpaper is not damaged and that all elements of the pattern match. At this stage you can make a complaint if something is wrong with the wallpaper
- Before laying the first strip, draw a vertical line - this will help you apply the edge evenly
- With a wide brush apply glue evenly on one strip (follow the manufacturer's recommendations) You can fold the strip into 2 parts greased side inwards, so that it does not dry out.
- Apply the strip, starting from the top. Its edge must coincide exactly with the vertical line on the wall. Leave a slight margin at the top of about 2 cm (walls are not straight). Press down with the roller to get rid of bubbles. Handle soaked strips gently - they are then more susceptible to damage. Slowly roll the bottom part of the wallpaper down, and when it begins to stick to the wall, press it from the center to the sides.
- smooth out the irregularities with a rubber roller. Glue successive strips side by side overlapping, matching the pattern - so that there are no gaps between them.
- Trim the protruding lower and upper edges of individual strips with a wallpaper knife.
- Remove excess glue with a slightly damp cloth or sponge before the glue dries!
- Leave the wallpaper to dry
Glue wallpaper in the corners:
Do not join the strips in the corner, just put 1cm max 2cm on the fold - apply another strip as close to the corner as possible but not all the way around 0.5cm from the corner.
Please do not skip any point! We do not take responsibility for the human factor.
Wall preparation, glue application, smoothing are really important stages!
If you skip any, you have to reckon with these consequences
- Bubbles may be the reason for not priming the wall or a poorly primed wall
- Too little glue may have been used for the wallpaper, or it was unevenly applied
Mini air bubbles will disappear as the wallpaper dries, but by mini we mean 2-4 mm, because as the glue dries the paper stretches