Are you thinking of giving your walls a new modern makeover? Then what are you waiting for! Choose your favourite print wallpaper to accentuate your interior while giving life to your walls. Moreover, aren’t we well aware of the laden benefits of vinyl wallpaper? In case you don’t, then let me just state down the fabulous advantages of these amazing wallpapers – these are the most sturdy wall covers which are super easy to clean, besides they are resistant to stain and water. And the best part of this wallpaper is you get to choose your favourite wall covering from thousands of options as well as they can be installed in just a wink.
We all certainly love to change the look of our wall and perhaps there are numerous things we might have experimented with, from painting to installing complicated wallpapers. However, wallpapers are still the best alternative if your walls are badly damaged or chipped and among all options, vinyl wallpaper is indeed the best to aid your irregular walls. With their thickness and resistance, they surely serve their purpose while saving you money on your budget as well on the installation. Yes, You can install them by yourself!
Follow these steps to learn how to easily apply vinyl wallpaper to your walls.
Arm yourself with
- Wallpaper adhesive
- Brushes or roller
- Vinyl Wallpaper
- Bubble level
- Ironing line
- Measuring tape
Step 1. Prepare the wall
Whether you’re using normal vinyl covering or peel and stick vinyl wallpaper this step always remains the same and is also necessary to achieve a seamless finish.
Strip off the existing wallpaper before installing a new one. Properly clean/ remove the residual adhesive, wipe the wall using sponge or mesh cloth, fill holes or blemishes if there are any and let the wall dry.
Step 2 Apply primer
If you’re using peel and stick vinyl wall covering, you must use a special coating to ensure the edges don’t bubble or don’t dry. Thus it’s necessary to iron using a brush or roller after lying to ensure it doesn’t bubble.
For vinyl wallcovering with layer backing, use a good acrylic or latex wallpaper primer adhesive. Apply/coat the primer using a brush or roller and wait for it to dry completely.
Step 3 Apply glue
Apply the wall covering the adhesive on the back of the sheet of vinyl wallpaper using a roller brush. Make sure you’re evenly spreading it all over the sheet.
Step 4 Lay them over
After coating it with glue, lay and press the paper against the wall. Mark the extra papers with a pencil and cut them off using a utility knife. Only cut as it needed along the bottom edge to fit the wall perfectly.
For peel and stick wallpaper, just peel one edge and stick it on a clean wall. Keep on gradually peeling and sticking until you cover the entire wall.
Step 5 Brush the wall
Brush the wallpaper using a brush or roller to remove any entrapped bubbles. Always start the process from the middle of the walls and work out towards the edges to eliminate the air. Repeat the process until you are sure.
Step 6 Wipe
Wipe off the excess adhesive from the surface of the wallpaper.
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