Change wallpaper and wallpaper

So succeeds the change of scenery

Change wallpaper and wallpaper: wall

If the holidays do not suffice as a change of scenery, cheerful summer sunshine is also in demand in your own four walls. Warm orange-yellow, Provencal patterns and decorative borders enchant with a touch of Mediterranean flair. The recipe for success against rain-gray deep foothills is no longer a problem even for inexperienced do-it-yourselfers: With tried-and-tested products, good tools and, of course, fresh wallpaper, it goes from wall to wall - that guarantees a holiday mood 365 days a year.

Buy wallpaper

Obtaining wallpaper, of course, is first and foremost a matter of taste: the multi-faceted range of paper, embossed, structured, nonwoven and textile wallpapers allow individual design for every requirement. Important for the do-it-yourself craftsman: If you want to conceal unevenness, you are well advised to use an embossed wallpaper; as washable or abrasion resistant, structural and some paper wallpapers are recommended; Non-woven wallpapers can be processed even without soft time and remove completely dry at the next renovation.

Despite a huge selection of hot patterns cool considerations are necessary to achieve the desired spatial effect with the new wallpaper. "Clothes make people, wallpapers make rooms," is the motto. With vertically striped wallpaper a room looks higher, with horizontally striped lower. A decorative wall with a large pattern visually enlarges a room. And if a room in the depth is to win, a wall helps, which optically recedes in the color.

And another important tip: Only wallpaper rolls of a production should be selected. So pay attention to the serial numbers, which are imprinted in the roll feeder.

Prepare for a change of scenery

If you want to save time, money and nerves, you should be very precise when measuring your room. The wall height and length will depend on how many wallpaper or woodchip rolls are needed. With these dimensions, the exact consumption can be determined by means of special wallpaper brochures (for example, "wallpapering made easy" by Metylan). Nevertheless, smart home improvement should buy one or two additional roles for safety.

A critical look at the symbols of the banderoles also protects against disappointing surprises. The features provide reliable information about washability, processing, patterning and color fastness. After all, what's the use of the most beautiful wallpaper when it fades in bright sunlight?

Remove old wallpaper

Before the new wallpaper comes on, the old woman has to leave. Instead of cumbersome detail work today modern wallpaper solvents (eg from Metylan) pull the room walls out. However, water-impermeable or repeatedly overlaid woodchip wallpapers should first be perforated with a "wallpaper tiger" or with a needle roller.

Already under the new wallpaper begins the beauty cure. Damaged plaster, small cracks or broken corners of the wall must be carefully filled out. The smart do-it-yourselfer is particularly thorough here: with smooth walls, wallpapering is easier, and it looks much nicer.

Preparing wall with wallpaper background

For optimal adhesion then provides a suitable wallpaper background. Good tools from the wallpaper scissors on the plumb bob and the cutter to spatula and wallpapering table make the hobby craftsman to a professional. Of course, the deciding factor is the choice of the right glue. He decides on success or failure in wallpapering. Essential prerequisite that a paste has to meet: easy to process and particularly high adhesion for lasting safety. Henkel's "Metylan spezial" has proven to be ideal for structural, paper, woodchip and special wallpaper.

So prepared is the actual wallpapering with cropping, Einkleistern and gluing no longer a problem. Additional help is provided by seamers that smooth even the tiniest of ripples, as well as special products that also help in "problem areas". "How to...", is also the change of scenery.

Wallpapering instructions: Five steps to the perfect wallpapering result


Rule of thumb for cutting the wallpaper strips: Height of the room plus 5 to 10 centimeters for blending.

Paste / soft time.

Keep recommended soft time (all laps must have the same soft time). Merge tracks: 2/3 up, 1/3 down. Only paste as many passes as you can process in 10 to 15 minutes. Evenly paste. The edges are particularly good.


The first track on each wall perpendicular ausloten so that all tracks are straight. Always paper with the light (from the window side).


Put the first sheet on the wall, with a slight overhang to the ceiling (compensates for any unevenness). Press bubble-free from the middle.


If seams are still curling: press with a conical, smooth seam roller (does not apply to embossed wallpaper). For proper drying, avoid excessive heat and drafts. Optimal is a room temperature of 18 to 20 degrees Celsius.

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