So you can just paper plasterboard

Plasterboard is often laid to apply wallpaper afterwards. Wallpapering on plasterboard is very easy as it provides a very smooth, absorbent and clean surface. Read more about it in this article.

Use plasterboard for renovation or new construction

Plasterboard panels have been used for many years in home construction and renovations. It does not matter if it's about extending an attic or attaching plasterboard instead of other wall coverings such as plaster. The plates provide a very good background for many other materials. They can even be plastered well. However, the wall coverings are often only painted or wallpapered. Especially the wallpapering on plasterboard is a frequently used way to collect new walls and to provide them with a homely wall covering. However, there are a few things to keep in mind, especially if you later have to get the old wallpaper down from the plasterboard.

Important: the pretreatment of the plasterboard walls

First of all, the gypsum plasterboard must be professionally installed before you can stick the wallpaper. To achieve optimal results, the following requirements should be met:

  • The joints must be smooth and cleanly filled.
  • The same applies to the screw holes or screw heads, which may not be visible later.
  • In order to keep a smooth surface, the putty layer must be sanded off thoroughly and cleanly.
  • Never forget to apply depth reason, so that you get the wallpaper from the wall at some point.
  • A little tip: It is best to mix the deep ground with a little white paint to get a light background.

How to properly paste on plasterboard wallpaper

If the paint is completely dry from a deep background, usually after 24 hours, you can start wallpapering. You can use paper wallpapers or non-woven wallpapers. Thanks to the primer you do not have to worry about getting the old wallpaper off the wall during a later renovation. In a rented apartment where once a deep ground was not applied to the wall, it is best to leave the old wallpaper layer on the wall and, if necessary, apply a waste paper to the wall, which reduces the absorbency of the substrate and compensates for minor unevenness in the wall.

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