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Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by prefab, 26 Sep 2020.

  1. prefab

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    Morning All,

    I have used paste the wall coverings twice before, both on emulsioned plaster, using Solvite paste the wall paste, the first time all went well but the next time I was unable to slide the paper into position. I am about to paper another room with the same type of paper & was wondering if it would be best to apply something on the wall first, perhaps PVA, to help it slide into position.

    I would appreciate any advice.

    Brian C.
     
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    Apply a watered down paste (usually around 25 percent more than usual) to the wall a few hours before pasting the wall (with the recommended amount of paste/water) ready to apply paper.

    It'll take the suction out the wall enabling you to manoeuvre the paper better.

    I still prefer the old school method of pasting the paper first which you can still do with the "paste the wall" paper but requires less soaking in time.
     
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    Hi CJRatch,
    Thanks for the reply, sorry I didn't get straight back to you, It's always good to be able to have a second opinion. I quite agree that the old school method is still the best, as my family keep reminding me "you cant teach an old dog new tricks". Thanks again,
    Brian C.
     
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    One big advantage of paste the wall papers is that you don't need to worry about over soaking the paper.

    During the lockdown I pasted one wall of a WC with a pretty expensive paper. I recommended that the customer buy their expensive paste. The paste was nothing more complex than bog standard starch based powder in a Graham & Brown cardboard tube.

    As CJRatch recommends, I hit the previously painted wall with coat of dilute paste and them another full fat coat shortly before hanging the paper.

    It was a particularly difficult wall with lots of obstacles. Normal paper would have stretched. It was the first time I was glad to be using a nonstretch woven backed paper.

    I will be less resistant to using them in the future.
     
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