Stylish deco: attach door wallpaper, but right!

Especially older door leaves can be spiced up wonderfully by wallpaper. Compared to the purchase of a new door this saves a lot of costs and can even develop a really nice decoration effect. But a wallpapered door only looks good if the wallpaper was applied properly, without blisters and cracks. We deliver a manual.

Which doors can be papered?

The door leaf should be as level as possible and have no profiles or glass inserts. Removable profiles should be removed before wallpapering, if necessary, you can reassemble after attaching the wallpaper.

Metal doors and glass surfaces are less suitable for wallpapering, as the substrate does not suck. Wood doors with the most open-pored surface are much more suitable, here the glued-on wallpaper is best.

A guide to attaching a door wallpaper

  • water
  • possibly cleaner
  • possibly putty
  • abrasive paper
  • wallpaper paste
  • 2 bucks
  • sponge
  • cotton cloth
  • screwdriver
  • possibly spatula
  • Quast
  • Wallpapering brush or roller
  • seam roller
  • bucket
  • whisk

1. Prepare underground

Lay the door leaf on two trestles, disassemble all fittings and thoroughly clean the surfaces to be papered. For thick lacquer layers and glass, glass cleaner can also be used for this purpose.

2. Smooth the surface

In the case of paint drops or similar unevenness, it is necessary to sand the surface smoothly with sand paper. Smooth holes and dents with putty and grind the dried areas. Then remove dust.

3. Apply paste

Put the wallpaper paste in the bucket. Use the amount of cold water indicated on the package, pour in the paste while stirring. Leave for a few minutes and then beat vigorously to avoid lumping.

4. paste wallpaper

Carefully paste the back of the wallpaper with the quast. Make sure the adhesive is applied relatively thin but as evenly as possible. The edges should also be covered.

5. Soak the wallpaper and stick it on

Soak the door wallpaper folded and rolled up for a while before gluing it to the door leaf. Then put the wallpaper on the surface and roll it in the middle.

6. Fix the door wallpaper

Now you can correct the wallpaper a bit, before you press the whole surface with the roller or brush. Work from the middle to the edges to push out all air bubbles. Finally, edit the edges with the close-up roll.

7. Cut off the edges

Depending on your dexterity, cut the edges carefully with a craft knife or scissors.

8. Remove bubbles later

As long as the wallpaper is still wet, you can remove small bubbles later by piercing the appropriate places with a needle and smooth the area.

Tips & Tricks

Self-adhesive door wallpaper is also available on the market, but bubbles are much more likely to form. Gradually peel off the backing sheet and stick the wallpaper piece by piece on the door panel while constantly stroking the air.

Video Board: 5 Ways to Get Creative with Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper