Paper the kitchen - that's how it works

Wallpapers are still a popular wallcovering - and are enjoying great popularity in recent years. How to properly paper the kitchen, what to look for, and how to do it right, read in this post.

Select wallpapers correctly

For wallpapers you have the choice between different types of wallpaper:

  • Murals
  • fleece fabric
  • Plastic wall coverings
  • Profile wallpapers or
  • Metal foil wallpaper

If you've never done any wallpapering before, it's best to grab non-woven wallpaper. It is much easier to paper than classic paper wallpapers and is also available in a variety of classic designs to choose from. A tutorial on wallpapering with non-woven wallpaper can be found in this article.

Substrate preparation before wallpapering

It can only be wallpapered on stable, suitable surfaces. The careful preparation of the substrate is decisive for the final result. Old wallpaper should be removed in any case, chalking and sanding plasters must be stabilized with appropriate products. Cracks and cracks must also be carefully repaired.

For problematic surfaces as well as for all rough and structured plasters it is also advisable to apply a waste paper. Waste paper wallpapers are paper wallpapers that are below the actual wallpaper. In this case you have to paper twice, but in some cases this is inevitable.

Wallpapering made easy: step by step instructions

  • Material for substrate preparation (substrate, waste, etc.)
  • wallpaper
  • Wallpaper paste for the respective wallpaper type
  • Trestle table
  • Tassel (paste brush)
  • Wallpapering roller and wallpapering brush
  • cutter
  • ruler
  • spirit level
  • Chalk line
  • pencil

1. Prepare underground

Check the condition of the substrate, fill in cracks and cracks and apply a suitable primer, twice with heavily absorbent substrates.

2. Mix the paste and mark the first path

Stir as much paste as you can process in the processing time specified by the manufacturer. Using the spirit level, mark the position of the first wallpaper web with a vertical line on the wall.

3. Attach first train

Cut the first lane with a projection of 10 cm. Brush the back of the first sheet full of paste and fold both ends to the middle. Let the web rest for a few minutes until it is soaked. In the meantime, paint the wall with paste. Then lay the web along the top edge (consider the overhang!) And brush it down so that it is exactly along the mark. Gently pinch the edges of the web with the scooter. Be careful not to put any glue stains on the wallpaper.

4. Attach further tracks

Draw a length marker on the wallpapering table, where you cut the other lengths. Brush all other laps, like the first lane, with glue, fold and let rest. Then tape each web one at a time to the edge of the previous web.

Tips & Tricks

Always wallpapers "away from the light", that is, always start from the left or right of a window and work your way outward.

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