Essential assortment for wallpapering:

  • An upholstery table or a thin fiberboard or plasterboard instead. The large flat surface makes it easier to spread the wallpaper, cut it and apply glue.
  • A bucket or other water container – preferably with a capacity of several liters – in which we can prepare the glue. It is important that the bucket or replacement container is clean and tight.
  • Stirrer – thin, long and wide, preferably a long wooden spoon.
  • Scissors or wallpaper cutter.
  • A spirit level, thanks to which we can precisely mark the place where the wallpaper should be glued on the wall.
  • Pencil to mark the intersection of the wallpaper.
  • A measuring tape or a tailor’s tape to measure the length of the pieces.
  • A wide brush or roller to spread the glue on the wallpaper or wall (only for non-woven wallpapers),
  • Rubber roller – which can be used to press the wallpaper against the wall and squeeze out the air from under it.
  • A damp sponge or cloth – to remove fresh glue.

Good to remember!

The substrate for the wallpaper must be smooth, clean, dry and evenly absorbent. In the case of new walls, wait until the plaster is completely dry.

Priming is essential

One of the last things we should do before wallpapering is priming the wall. It is best to use diluted glue or Pronicel priming emulsion . This procedure will allow us to limit the removal of moisture from the glue under the wallpaper. Apply the primer to the wall using a roller or brush. After priming the wall, we must wait a day before wallpapering.