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Wall preparation for pasting

The walls look and wallpaper live time depends on the state of surface to be pasted on. That is why the surface shall be supervised well before pasting. If the surface is moist it could be shown by dark concrete color by its peeling. Testing of moisture could be carried out as follows: a piece of pellicle is to be stick with scotch onto the wall. If the wall is moist enough, there will be some condensate on the interior side of pellicle. By high grade of moisture wallpaper pasting on is inadmissible. Without elimination of high moisture grade the wall decoration is of no use. 

The wall damages could be determined under following indications:

  • Exfoliating wallpaper.
  • Plaster exfoliating because of salt crystallization or water freezing.
  • Bad inside walls laying.
  • Mould on walls.
  • Oil-paint and plaster exfoliating.

After determination of moisture reasons they are to be eliminated before walls preparation for pasting. Old exfoliating wallpaper and paste are to be completely removed. A plenty of wallpaper types are produced with a special bottom layer today (it is so called exfoliating wallpaper) which is to be taken away very easy from the wall. The bottom layer remains on the wall and new wallpaper is to be pasted on it. Every wallpaper type must be taken away from bottom to top. 

Advices for wallpaper pasting

Before pasting you shall check-up rolls quantity. To avoid the difference between tints use rolls with identical shift number and producing date in one room. You shall also read the instruction attached to every roll and follow special directions if they are for the appointed wallpaper type. By little square of a room pasting shall be begun from the window, by big one - from the biggest element of room, for example, from a fire-place etc. Pasting finish shall be carried out in such place, where it will be more imperceptible, above a door, in an angle, behind a fire-place far from a window or in a place, where curtain will hide wallpaper joint or in angle behind high furniture.
First you shall measure the length of wallpaper piece you need (it means the high of the wall) plus a spare about 50 mm from the top and the bottom for last adjustment and than cut rolls. Before cutting you shall notice the symbols on the instruction attached to every roll, namely the rapport.
 
The following variants can be:
Symbol Description

By pasting there is no need to choose the design (wallpaper without pattern and can be pasted on without choose.
Direct design (no design choose, wallpaper is to be pasted without considerable displacement for design coincidence.
Displacing diagonal design. Displaced choosing (design choose, it means the next wallpaper piece shall be pasted on with vertical displacement to the previous one).
Design is not determined (contrary pasting). Every next wallpaper piece is to be pasted in the opposite direction to the previous one.
Sometimes design correlation in figures could be given, for example, 56/26,5 (in such case rapport and displacement are to be fit in cm in accordance with the given figures).
 
So the length of wallpaper piece with large elements design shall make wall height plus rapport.
Wallpaper pieces are to be cut with scissors or a special wallpaper knife.
If the wall surfaces are uneven, the first wallpaper piece is to be cut in that way that a small part will get onto the ceiling. Before cutting next pieces the first piece shall be pasted on as it is described above. It will let you see how much spare wallpaper shall be kept that all next wallpaper pieces concur. Because only few walls, windows und doors have really correct form you need always do vertical lines using a plumb-line.
You shall use the type of paste recommended by producer for the given type of wallpaper, for example, for vinyl wallpapers a paste with fungicide. The type of paste is to be chosen depending on wallpaper weight and strength. To get a necessary paste proportion you shall follow the directions attached to the paste. The higher the wallpaper type the denser paste shall be.
The wallpaper pieces are put on a working table right side down. The paste is to be put onto wallpaper with a special brush evenly from the middle to edges. All wallpaper piece surface shall be covered with paste. Then wallpaper pieces are to be fold up from the bottom to the middle and from the top to the middle the pasted surface inside or in pleats for best soaking. Leave wallpaper for few minutes for soaking. The thicker and heavier wallpaper is the more time it need for soaking. All wallpaper pieces shall be soaking equally.
After soaking the first wallpaper piece is put onto the wall along the vertical mark, pressed tightly to the wall and smoothed out from the top with a soft brush to the middle to avoid bubbles and folders. Please use only a soft brush for smoothing out. After it cut the rest of wallpaper on top and bottom. Please remove the rest of paste with a moist rag immediately. The next wallpaper piece shall be pasted on in joint according to rapport.
If there are some folders during pasting on it means that there is a vacuum under wallpaper. In such case remove wallpaper carefully and paste it on once again. If again wrong - it means the wallpaper piece is soaked not enough. Small folders disappear after drying out. By pasting on wallpaper please avoid the heat and draughts. Wallpaper dry out better by room temperature. 

Ceiling pasting

Wallpaper is to be pasted on a ceiling lengthwise and before wall pasting. It is advised to work with an assistant person who will hold the wallpaper piece during pasting. First you shall make a mark on the ceiling on the same distance from the wall as wallpaper width. Then the wallpaper piece is to be pasted as usual. Then the wallpaper is to be pasted onto the ceiling. Please make 50 mm reserve on ends of wallpaper piece and 12 mm in a place of contact with the corner wall. Pasting direction is to be corrected in accordance with marks on the ceiling. When all wallpaper piece is fully pasted on please check folders and bulbs on it. Vinyl wallpaper is to be pasted on without reserve on walls. Wallpaper is to be smoothed with a soft brush.