It’s very important to ensure your wall’s surface is wallpaper ready. Here’s how!
A coat of acrylic primer provides an even surface, making it easier to apply your wallpaper. Newly painted walls need at least four weeks to dry before applying your wallpaper. Remove all wall fittings, plug covers, nails and mirrors when you’re ready to begin.
Old paint can become unstable and should be sealed with a primer or sealer. Nail holes, chips, cracks and wall irregularities should be filled. Once the compound dries, sand smooth and seal the wall with primer. Walls covered with high- or semi-gloss paint should be sealed with an acrylic primer, too.
Remember to clean your walls
Wallpaper won’t stick to a powdery surface. Surfaces coated with flat (non-gloss) paint should be sanded smooth, then washed with an all-purpose cleaner, and left to dry.
Wallpaper is not advised for textured walls. The grooves create air pockets, which mean the adhesive can’t adhere to the surface properly.
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