Wallpaper paste & wallpaper adhesive

Hold on! Think for a second, how would you feel if you have picked the most beautiful wallpaper for your next home decor but, it didn’t show the result you desire afterwards, or if it ends up looking patchy.  Upsetting right? This could happen if you mistake while choosing the wallpaper adhesive. The type of wallpaper you choose, make a difference in the type of wallpaper paste you utilize. 

Wallpaper adhesives are composed of modified starch or methylcellulose, it typically has a shear-thinning viscosity and high wet adhesive tack. These properties slow down the absorption of adherent into the wall and wallpaper, the slow penetration provides enough time to line up the wallpaper accurately on the wall. 

The adhesive is generally applied to the paper to soak the adhesive in and penetrate the paper. This technique prevents from causing bubbles, however in some cases like nonwoven or glass fibre wallpaper paper does not expand, so the paste is directly applied to the walls.

To prevent your magnificent wallpaper turning into a mess, first understand then choose the best wallpaper adhesive for the wall.

Coldwater paste 

Does it ring a bell? It’s the most common as well as one that has been around the longest. It comes in powder form and needs to be prepared as a paste. The powder consists of wheat or other starch-based powder. While making the mixture you will require cold water, powder and patience, yes you heard it right! Mixing the paste into the right consistency is a bit tricky, it should be neither too runny nor too thick. However, it gives an advantage of the time, water-based products take longer to dry out which buys you extra chances to correct mistakes. It’s perfect if you are doing your redecoration by yourself. 


They are less common but are excellent for strength. They are quite similar to coldwater paste but instead of water, it is vinyl-based. For stronger, long-lasting results you should go for this, they faultlessly stick heavy papers without any risk of falling off. Its drying time is too short which propels them difficult to use, however, this is accurate wallpaper paste for heavy vinyl wallpaper. 

All-Purpose Paste 

All-purposes adhesive comes in both powder and liquid form. They are favourable for any type of paper, hence this has benefited it to become one of the best selling adhesives. The pastes usually contain fungicide which prevents mould growth, thus they are ideal for places which are prone to moisture. Although it says it is all-purpose, always check if it is fit for the wallpaper you have selected. 

Paste the wall

Some wallpapers like- nonwoven and glass fibre are designed to hang by directly pasting the wall. They mostly come in a ready mixture which makes them convenient. Among all the options they cause less mess during the application.

Ready to use wallpaper paste

As the name suggests, they are pre-mixed and come in true consistency. Although, they are more expensive. Yet there are several advantages like – risk of viscosity, they are also vinyl-based which means they are ample for thick papers as well. Let our professionals give a hand in your redecoration, right glue and right hands can bestow your favorite place a charismatic email at [email protected]