The construction industry in recent years has made a significant leap in the creation and production of completely new types of building materials. As a result, other non-existing technologies for their application are being developed. One of such new materials, which is increasingly used for the original decoration of the internal walls of buildings, is liquid wallpaper, which does not look like wallpaper at all until you put it on the wall. Let’s figure out how to glue a liquid wallpaper with your own hands?
Liquid wallpaper what is it
This type of decoration material is not sold in rolls, like regular wallpaper, but in small packages. Having opened such a package, you can see some small sawdust, soft even in appearance. In fact, it is a mixture of cellulose, cotton or silk, special glue and dyes, which got the established name “liquid wallpaper”.
Due to its unique composition, liquid wallpapers have antistatic properties – they do not attract dust. This quality is especially appreciated by housewives when cleaning the house, as well as people who are allergic to dust. In addition, the liquid wallpaper applied to the wall has a microporous structure, which to some extent increases the sound and heat insulation of the room and at the same time, the wallpaper does not absorb any odors. Well, and the last – liquid wall-paper on a wall look stylishly, accurately and fashionably!
Liquid wallpaper can be used in any room – a room, office, cafe, as well as in the bathroom and in the kitchen, however, here it is better to cover them with acrylic varnish, because liquid wallpaper is washed off with water. Such a coating will provide a moisture-proof layer to the wall, and they will look even better.
Cooking the wall
It would be good to eliminate the causes of the fungus by performing heat-insulating internal work on this site. To do this, it is enough to glue several sheets of polyurethane foam (polystyrene foam) onto the wall, and then apply a dry mixture to it, after gluing the net. On the wall you will get a small ledge in the thickness of the foam sheet, but it will not spoil the overall picture of the beautiful and modern wall that you will receive after completing the work.
To prepare the wall, you need to walk along it with an emery cloth of coarse grain, remove all remaining dust and apply a primer with a spatula.
The primer is needed in order to:
- smooth out any bumps on the wall;
close microscopic pores in the wall;
reduce the consumption of liquid wallpaper;
improve their appearance;
provide a better grip on the wall.
The primer can be selected any designed for liquid wallpaper. New primers have proven themselves well – concrete contact and deep penetration, but they also cost a little more than ordinary ones. Well suited for liquid wallpaper and alkyd primer. After the soil dries, you can safely proceed to the application of wallpaper.
We prepare the mixture and apply it
To prepare the mixture, it is best to use a plastic container. Prepare the wallpaper in strict accordance with the instructions on the package. Usually they are diluted with warm water in a ratio of 1: 3 or 1: 4. The mixture must be mixed very carefully until all lumps disappear and it becomes homogeneous. Dyes are added to almost all types of liquid wallpaper. For this, such as the “Sen” and “Colorant” are well suited. Mixing dyes of various shades, you can achieve any color design.
The container is covered with plastic wrap so that the composition does not evaporate and remains for a while, indicated in the instructions on the package.
The infused mixture is applied to the wall with a spatula, approximately the same as the primer. Then it is well smeared on the wall with a layer of up to 3-5 mm. After applying the composition of the liquid wallpaper to approximately 1 sq. M. walls, rolled on it with a roller so that the surface is carefully dropped.
On still wet liquid wallpaper, you can create a relief pattern. For this you need a knurled roller. If you didn’t like something in the work, then already dried up wallpapers can be moistened with water and removed with a spatula, and then put another layer on the wall.
Liquid wallpaper dries at a temperature higher than 10 degrees Celsius, from 12 to 48 hours, depending on the humidity of the room. The varnish coating is made on liquid wallpaper only after they have completely dried.