Do repairs correctly: Is it possible to glue the wallpaper on the old wallpaper

12 October 2017



Paper wallpaper - the budget, the most common type of wallpaper can be both single-layer (simplex) and dual layer (duplex)Paper wallpaper - the budget, the most common type of wallpaper can be both single-layer (simplex) and dual layer (duplex) Since the repair, many first think about the choice of new wallpapers. In fact, to find the right wallpaper - that's half the battle, but glue them much more difficult. Repair - it is a headache of many modern people, and Wallpapering is also a very important aspect of maintenance. Actually, nowadays many people prefer wallpaper, not the panel or wall paint. The fact that the wallpaper is much more convenient, they can easily be pokleit and they will last for a long time.


When the question arises about the wallpapering of the old wall

Very often the apartment owners are faced with the fact that the walls already have wallpaper, and perhaps they were pokleit still very, very long time, because of what is problematic to peel them. Therefore, many people ask themselves the question: "Is it possible to pokleit new wallpaper in the old?". Some people hire professionals to do, and someone prefers to solve problems on their own.

During or after the gluing process can happen wallpaper certain incidents that are associated with the old wallpaper.

For example, if the last wallpaper was bright and colorful, with a well-selected pattern, and the new wallpaper have a delicate color, in this case it may well happen that the color of the previous wallpaper will interrupt the color of new wallpapers. In this case, the new wallpaper will look very ugly. Also, it is quite possible outcome, when the old wallpaper after gluing them come unstuck new start with new ones.

Basis of vinyl wallpaper - the foamed vinyl. They can be silk-screen style, smooth and reliefBasis of vinyl wallpaper - the foamed vinyl. They can be silk-screen style, smooth and relief

The main disadvantages of gluing wallpaper on the new old

  • It may not be able to align the walls;
  • It is quite possible outcome, when the old wallpaper is not be able to dock properly with the new;
  • Wallpaper pokleit that were on top of other, often hold a lot less;
  • You may have to re-glue wallpaper.

Of the strengths of some sticker wallpaper on top of the other can be noted the lack of economy of money and work on leveling the surface of the walls.


So, in this case decide everything only the personal choice of the person who had gathered to make repairs, because this method of wallpapering - not an easy thing.

Quality coating the walls with wallpaper can only be subject to the technologies and recommendations for the implementation of worksQuality coating the walls with wallpaper can only be subject to the technologies and recommendations for the implementation of works

As wallpaper glue on the old wallpaper: useful information

To start, you need to, of course, buy a new wallpaper, as well as make sure that they will not show through the old ones. Then should prepare all the necessary materials for stick.



If it was decided to glue the new wallpaper on top of old, then you first need to make sure about the kind of previous wallpaper. Each of the species should be considered separately.

 

The most common types of wallpaper

  • paper;
  • vinyl;
  • Fleece.

Modern wallpaper market offers materials, different in structure and colorModern wallpaper market offers materials, different in structure and color

After the owners of the house can be reasonably confident that the old wallpaper is free from defects or breaks, you can immediately proceed to gluing the new wallpaper. If all the pieces of old wallpaper have been found that are poorly kept, they should moisten and gently pull.

To begin with, it should be glued only one strip of wallpaper to make sure that the subsequent gluing is successful. If after drying with this band it's OK, you can continue to repair.

If there are small bubbles in the process of gluing, or you can flatten them warm iron, or use for smoothing special repair spatula. If you do not want to bother much, then you just need to wait a few days until the irregularities in the form of bubbles do not dissolve themselves.

Also, during the operation to be closed all the windows and doors. Room ventilation is only possible after the wallpaper is completely dry and will not peel.

What you need to consider

When working with paper wallpaper is worth considering the fact that because of the glue they can paint a new layer in your own color. So, as mentioned above, it is better to carefully select colors. It is very important to pay attention to and the amount of glue. If the adhesive is too much, then the fabric can start to peel.

But when it comes to vinyl wallpaper, everything becomes much more difficult. All due to the fact that the vinyl wallpaper has good water resistance and a relief surface, which is why a new layer will be very bad stay. Non-woven wallpaper have the same composition with vinyl, so the recommendations remain the same. Generally, these types of wallpaper is better to pull out and not try to stick to them anything.


At gluing of new wallpaper is best to remove the oldAt gluing of new wallpaper is best to remove the old

Before applying new wallpaper on the old, would do well to first wet the previous layer, and see whether the stand of it dyes. If it has been observed the selection of paint, then glue a layer of new wallpapers absolutely not worth it.

Is it possible to glue the new wallpaper in the old and how to produce works

Immediately prior to gluing need to make sure whether it is possible to glue a new layer over the old wallpaper.

To start, you need to make sure that the old layer of thin and very well glued to the wall. There should not be any cracks or stains, as they subsequently may adversely affect the process of gluing. As previously mentioned, the best option would be if the old wallpaper was paper. They are quite strong and thin, so a new layer will be held very well.

The main thing when dealing with such a case - to choose the right glue. He must be very persistent, and before painting should be very careful to soak the wallpaper glue to the new layer are well bonded to the old.

If the old wallpaper was not paper, and any other, it is better to remove them and try them pokleit new wallpaper.


With regard to the prohibitions, they are many, some of them are listed below.

Prohibitions under wallpapering on the old layer

  1. It is impossible to glue a new layer on top of the wallpaper, which have a convex pattern, and are not paper. In this case, a new layer of the surface is uneven, and will not be good enough to keep.
  2. Vinyl and non-woven wallpaper is not the best material, which will be re-gluing. The new layer will always come unstick and will have irregularities, and can even bubbles.
  3. It should be noted also that, if the new wallpaper will not leak air, the adhesive underneath stagnate, which will lead to peeling of the new layer.

During gluing can happen a lot of surprises, such as too much of bubbles. If they do not resolve the problem, you will have to unstick a fresh coat and be sure to remove the old layer of the primary.

Even despite the fact that there are a number of ways by which you can stick the new wallpaper on top of old, yet should refrain from this activity.

Pasting wallpaper the walls (video)

It is better to spend a little more time and money on the removal of the previous layer, but after gluing get excellent results, without irregularities and other problems. If the old wallpaper is very much glued to the wall, you can use a special solvent. It does not cost too much, and it is easy to use. To repair and wallpapering should be treated responsibly and wisely, because the result will be kept for many years.

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