Stick vinyl wallpaper - like a pro


Vinyl wallpapers are more resilient than traditional paper wallpapers. They are also easy to clean with water and detergent. How to apply vinyl wallpaper professionally explains this manual.

Different types of vinyl wallpaper

  • Vinyl wallpaper with paper backing
  • Vinyl wallpaper with backing layer of fleece
  • especially heavy and thick vinyl wallpaper

The type of vinyl wallpaper used determines the selection of the appropriate glue. Very thick wallpaper needs a slightly longer soak time and the wall should be - depending on the carrier layer - be pasted.

Necessary wall texture

The wall to be glued must be level, load-bearing, clean and evenly absorbent. Wipes off the applied water, it is necessary to create an absorbent surface with a roller winder.

Roller packs are available in a simple and cleavable design. They are special raw papers that are glued to the wall.

Wallpaper wet rooms

Vinyl wallpapers are moisture resistant and therefore suitable for damp rooms. The adhesion of wallpaper paste can be problematic in wet rooms.

An addition of about 20% dispersion adhesive to the paste for better adhesion is easily possible with most adhesives. Alternatively, there are also so-called "Kraftkleister" in the trade, which already contain dispersion adhesive.

Consider pattern misalignment

Most vinyl wallpaper is provided with tactile, embossed patterns. When cutting the wallpaper strips, the pattern offset must already be taken into account.

Information about the offset can almost always be found on the wallpaper roll specified by the manufacturer.

How to bring vinyl wallpaper clean on the wall

  • vinyl wallpaper
  • suitable wallpaper paste
  • ev. Dispersion adhesive as an additive
  • cutter
  • seam roller
  • wallpaper brush
  • Anlegewinkel or wallpaper ruler
  • Trestle table
  • Paste brush or tassel
  • Meter or folding rule
  • pencil

1. measuring

Measure the wall height, add about 3 cm for the cut. Mark the width of the first wallpaper web with an auxiliary line on the wall.

2. Cut the web and soak

Cut the web to the required length including the addition of the wallpaper ruler and the cutter.

Coat the web evenly with wallpaper paste and fold the lower and upper thirds exactly straight (!) Towards the middle. Soak the train for about a quarter of an hour.

3. Attach first train

Coat the wall surface with diluted wallpaper paste. Place the first web after soaking along the drawn auxiliary line and press it down gently.

Smooth with the wallpaper brush always from the center to the outside and press with the Nahtroller the wallpaper edge firmly against the wall. Meanwhile, a helper can already cut and paste the next web. Pay attention to the offset.

4. Attach further tracks

Add each additional lane to the wall after soaking in the same way as the first lane. Glue the webs on to the joints and press the joints with the seaming roller.

In corners and soffits, always press and smooth the web exactly.

5. Cut off projections

Carefully cut off the supernatant with the cutter and the wallpaper ruler along the edge of the ceiling and along the bottom edge. Carefully press the cut edge.

Tips & Tricks

Always wipe off the glue leaving the bumps immediately with a damp cloth, otherwise visible spots may occur.


Video Board: How to hang wallpaper part 1: preparation