Professionally process a fiberglass wallpaper

Wallpapering is back in fashion right now and is more popular than it has been in a long time. Certainly this is due to the high-quality printing process and the sometimes stunning motifs and structures. But even with the materials, there was a formal quantum leap. Although now wallpapering is the classic home improvement work, many are overwhelmed with the various wallpapers. Therefore, we offer here a guide for attaching a fiberglass wallpaper.

The modern glass fiber wallpaper

The fiberglass wallpaper is one of the modern wallpaper materials. Wallpaper made of glass fabric bring with it numerous advantages that make it so interesting.

  • extremely durable and very durable
  • just as easy to wallpaper as non-woven wallpaper
  • no dimensional changes due to moisture (glue)
  • Paste is applied to the wall as with non-woven wallpaper
  • very difficult to burn
  • Repainted several times
  • washable

Disadvantages of fiberglass wallpaper

Because of these advantages, the glass fiber wallpaper is used more and more frequently. The even more popular non-woven wallpaper but it will not be able to run out of rank, as it also has significant disadvantages of this wallpaper. It is relatively expensive and very difficult to replace.

Glass fiber and non-woven wallpaper complement each other optimally by appropriate requirements

But it is right there you the right alternative, where no wallpaper change is planned for a long time and, for example, the sweeping is completely sufficient. Here she plays out her advantages. Accordingly, you should weigh where you prefer glass fabric or non-woven wallpaper.

Step-by-step guide to processing fiberglass wallpaper

  • fiberglass wallpaper
  • Wallpaper paste for glass fabric and fiberglass wallpaper
  • acrylic cartridges
  • Trestle table
  • Cutter knife
  • Wallpaper knife
  • Wallpaper Scissors
  • Squeegee or profile strip for cutting the wallpaper
  • seam roller
  • wallpaper brush
  • Roll for gluing
  • different brushes
  • Bucket for the paste
  • working easel
  • Plumb bob with chalk line
  • Maurer pencil
  • spirit level
  • silicone syringe

1. Preparatory work

Put the wallpaper paste on. Align yourself exactly with the manufacturer's specifications. This also includes completely using up packs. In order to determine the correct mixing ratio for your individual requirements, you will find a corresponding mixing table on the paste pack.

2. The alignment of the first wallpaper web

Now draw the first wallpaper web. To do this, use a plumb bob to mark the vertical, because from the ceiling or connecting wall you run the risk of working in a slope.

3. Cutting the fiberglass wallpaper

Now cut the glass fabric wallpaper to size. But add at least two extra centimeters for the top or bottom end. You can work ahead and cut several tracks.

For patterned wallpaper you have to pay attention to the repeat. Details can be found on the inlay label in the wallpaper pack.

Now roll all the webs together with the adhesive side (underside) upwards.

4. The glueing of the walls

Now you paste the walls. Proceed in a similar way as when painting. Corners, edges and hard-to-roll surfaces are painted with a suitable brush, the rest is rolled with a roll of paint or paste.

5. The processing of fiberglass wallpaper

Now put the folded glass fiber wallpaper on the cover connection and let the piece added to it survive. Orient yourself when rolling out on the vertical solder mark. Also downstairs the wallpaper has to survive a bit.

6. Processing the fiberglass wallpaper from the second web

From the second web glass fabric wallpaper you proceed similar in the processing. However, you now bring the second lane to the first lane.

7. Smooth the wallpaper

For smoothing, preferably use a wallpaper brush. Foam rolls are often too hard. If the wallpaper has a raised structure, you could damage it.

8. Cutting the wallpaper

With the profile and the wallpapering or Stanley knife, you can now cut the wallpaper clean from the edge to the floor or ceiling.

9. Theses

On door frames and around windows, but sometimes also inside corners (conventional corner corners), you can now inject acrylic into the seams or as a connection to these elements.

After drying, you can then process your fiberglass wallpaper any way, so also paint.

Tips & Tricks

Always start to wallpaper away from the light. To do this, start at the window. If you have multiple windows, start at the brighter or more important window. Of course, we also offer articles in the house journal for difficult windows papering with fiberglass and other wallpapers.

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