Paste The Wall - Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend using a strong all-purpose wallpaper adhesive. superfresco Easy is a paste the wall product so when pasting the wall, don't paste the entire wall before starting to hang your wallpaper. Simply paste one section at a time. If you find it easier to hang conventionally then you can paste the back of the product. It is still quicker as there is no soaking time.
‘Paste-the-wall’ uses a special backing paper that doesn't expand when it gets wet. As you don't need to soak the wallpaper, the paste can be applied directly to the wall which saves a significant amount of time compared to regular wallpapers. Therefore Paste-the-Wall wallpaper products can be hung quickly and easily, cutting decorating time by half.
After following the normal checks of batches, and drawing a plumb line follow these 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Paste the wall rather than the paper. This is the quickest, cleanest and easiest way to wallpaper as unlike conventional wallpaper you can paste the wall rather than the paper, meaning no soak time and no pasting table, cutting decorating time in half.
Step 2: Hang dry straight from the roll, because ‘Paste-the-wall’ products are dimensionally stable when wet there is no need to soak them. This means the product can be hung dry from the roll, with less mess.
Step 3: Trim for perfect finish. Because it is hung dry ‘Paste-the-wall’ is easier to trim either with a knife or by running the back of your scissors along the edge of the wallpaper. This will leave a visible crease on the front and back of the wallpaper, cut along this crease and brush back into place for a perfect finish. Plus: It is easy to remove. ‘Paste-the-wall’ is easy to remove when you fancy a change - simply lift a corner and peel upwards to remove.
No, unless you want to hang like traditional wallpaper.
Most people find that papering straight from the roll cuts decorating time in half, plus, because the pasting table process is eliminated, it not only means you don't need as much space but it's a lot cleaner and less messy too.
Don't paste the entire wall before starting to hang your wallpaper. Simply paste one section at a time and work around the room methodically.
In normal lighting conditions the pasted area should be clearly visible. Alternatively, you can now purchase paste that is initially pink and dries white, however we don't believe this is strictly necessary.
Yes, we would always recommend doing this as it creates the perfect surface for hanging wallpaper. Some air bubbles may be apparent initially but they will dry out over time.
If you find it easier to hang conventionally then you can paste the back of the wallpaper. It's still quicker as there is no soaking time as with traditional wallpaper.
Yes the product slides into place easily.
Yes, for best results use a vinyl-to-vinyl adhesive just remember to paste the border first.
Paste the wall products peel off easily when it's time to change, so there's no need for steaming or soaking. Simply lift a corner at the base of the wall and peel upwards! Remember 'what goes up, must come down'.
Whether or not you need to 'size' a wall is dependent upon the surface that you are applying the paper to, not the type of wallpaper. If you are applying the paper to a newly plastered wall, or newly repaired wall, we would recommend that you 'size' the walls in order to make sure all the moisture from the wallpaper paste isn't absorbed into the dry plaster.
We would always recommend that the lining paper is hung horizontally in order to ensure that no seams are visible underneath the final paper.
Unfortunately from time to time edges can show particularly on dark wallpapers, we would recommend using a water soluble crayon/pastel run along the edge of the paper, we do not stock these but you should be able to source them from any good stationers.