Pasting up wallpaper is one of the most popular ways to give your interior a neat and quick makeover. For a durable and aesthetically pleasing result, choosing the right wallpaper adhesive, also known as paste, is essential. In today’s post, we will discuss the criteria to consider when looking for a wallpaper adhesive. This will help to avoid problems with wallpaper peeling or unsightly air bubbles.

Wallpaper type

The most important criterion for choosing the wallpaper adhesive is the type of wallpaper. Different types of wallpaper are available on the market, like based on paper, vinyl, textile or fibreglass. Each type requires a different type of adhesive to ensure proper adhesion and bonding durability.

For paper wallpapers, the best solution is an adhesive based on cellulose. Vinyl wallpapers, on the other hand, require an adhesive based on synthetic resins, providing stronger adhesion and moisture resistance. Pasting up a textile wallpaper is best done with an adhesive based on latex or synthetic rubber. This allows the wallpaper to be moved easily during pasting up and final alignment.

Room humidity

Another important factor which drives the choice of wallpaper adhesive is the humidity of the room in which the wallpaper is to be installed. In rooms more humid than others, like kitchens and bathrooms, it is recommended to use adhesives with high moisture resistance. Such products contain anti-fungal additives that prevent mould and mildew attack, while protecting the wallpaper from damage.

Curing time

Look at the curing time of the adhesive being considered. Some products on the market cure (in other words, dry) faster than others, which is important when covering large areas with wallpaper or the work is time-sensitive. Quick-drying adhesives allow for faster installation work, but can be more difficult to use by those with little experience.

Ease of application

As a renowned manufacturer of wallpaper adhesives, we provide solutions that stand out with ease of application. Some of our solutions are ready to use right after opening the packaging, while others require mixing with water. It is also important to check if the adhesive can be applied to the wallpaper or directly to the wall – the latter is usually easier and less messy.

Packaging options and price

Last but not least, the size of the packaging and the price are important criteria for choosing the right wallpaper adhesive. Look at the yield, or how many square metres can be covered with the adhesive. This helps to avoid running out of the adhesive in the middle of work. It often pays more to buy the adhesive in a larger container, as the unit price is lower.

Choosing the right wallpaper adhesive depends on many things, such as the type of wallpaper, the humidity in the room, curing time, and ease of application. If you consider these criteria carefully, you can be sure of a neat and durable result of wallpaper installation.