How to perform the preparation of the drywall under the wallpaper

How to perform the preparation of the drywall under the wallpaper

12 October 2017



An important step in the repair work is to prepare the drywall under the wallpaperAn important step in the repair work is to prepare the drywall under oboiPri making repairs most of the artists, both professionals and amateurs, faced with the need to work with plasterboard. This material is very practical as wall finishes, ceiling coverings, it is suitable for creating falshsten and ceilings, artificial columns and other parts of a modern interior. But by itself, without finishing, drywall does not look impressive, so it is necessary to decorate. And the easiest way to accomplish this with the help of wallpapering.


How to start finishing the drywall under the wallpaper

wallpaper glueing procedure is considered to be very simple, but before it is necessary to conduct preparatory activities, otherwise all the efforts can go awry. This primarily concerns the drywall, the material whose surface is similar to many kinds of wallpaper is made of cellulose. If incorrect or inadequate surface preparation, plasterboard can absorb too much moisture, especially if it is an ordinary, nevlagostoykom GCR, bend, warp, or, on the contrary, does not acquire the necessary adhesive properties and then simply glued wallpaper.

During the preparatory stage of work is required to include a primer and luting surfaces plasterboardsDuring the preparatory stage of work is required to include a primer and luting surfaces plasterboards

Prepare gypsum board is required not only for the traditional roll of wallpaper. Even such an innovative decor as liquid wallpaper and fiberglass walls also require pre-treatment to obtain the best result.

As the preparatory work for the walls of plasterboard to glue the wallpaper of any kind acts more consistent procedures for surface treatment.

Preparatory work before wallpapering Drywall:


  • Processing of metal parts on the wall surface from rust;
  • Priming the surface of the drywall;
  • Treatment of joints and plaster;
  • Plaster under the wallpaper.

Start preparing plasterboard walls under the wallpaper you need with the selection of materials and tools. These should be taken with full responsibility: quality materials increase the life of the wallpaper and the structure itself, and a good tool to make work pleasant and easy even for a beginner in the repair business.

The first thing to do - to treat head screws or staples, metal corners and other parts of the walls of the metal anticorrosive agent. As this means you can use ordinary ink or oil-based acrylic primer, deposited in several layers.

How to prepare the drywall to wallpapering: what is the primer

Primer - an indispensable material in the preparation of the drywall to the decor of any kind of wallpaper. This composition, which is applied to the surface prior to finishing work of any type of dyeing to tiling, stone or the lining. When wallpapering it is also necessary, because after treatment with primer drywall sheets last longer, retain their form and properties.



Primers for drywall are of various kinds. Master professional and did their own produce the primer, based on their preferences. However, for finishing suitable conventional acrylic primer of good quality.

Primer allows longer keep the surface of the drywall without damagePrimer allows longer keep the surface of the drywall without damage

Thanks to the primer can solve many of the problems that arise when working with plasterboard, including low resistance to moisture.

Properties primer for plasterboard:

  1. Quickly absorbed into the surface of the GCR;
  2. Increases the adhesive properties of plasterboard;
  3. It has resistance to chemicals;
  4. non-toxic;
  5. It allows you to evenly apply paint or putty;
  6. Reduces the consumption of putty, paint, glue;
  7. Resistant to moisture and high temperatures.

Apply the primer with a brush, roller or plaster in several layers to fine finishing works and after them, and the filler after the coating for better coupling with wallpaper paste with wallpapering.

Drywall under the wallpaper: minor finishing work

After head screws are covered with corrosion-resistant material, and the wall initially primed, it's time to do the correction of joints and defects in the surface of the drywall. For this sticking is carried out along a weld line-serpyanku special reinforcing tape. It is a mesh of a polymeric fiber coated with the adhesive.

experts also recommend to pay attention to the correct joints and the joints between plasterboard sheetsexperts also recommend to pay attention to the correct joints and the joints between plasterboard sheets

To work with serpyanku require some tools and materials:


  • Paint knife;
  • Putty knife;
  • Dry plaster;
  • Water;
  • Capacity for dilution;
  • Building mixer;
  • Sandpaper.

After serpyanka pokleit, knead the filler and spatula apply a thin layer on top of the tape. Waiting for dries out, and then we clean sandpaper.

If serpyanka not glued seam, it can be "planted" in the PVA glue.

After grouting sandpaper surface must be primed again to open, and you can make a decision: whether to glue wallpaper without prior spackling the walls or is it complete a full cycle of preparation for drywall finishing. The second option is preferable, especially if you are going to paste over walls with thin blond wallpaper, require a perfectly flat surface of the light shade.

Preparing walls of plasterboard to wallpapering: shpaklyuem correctly

Plastered of walls is not only needed in order to align the tone of the surface before pasting the wallpaper. Due to the plastered walls, even from such a smooth material such as gypsum board, it becomes perfectly flat. In addition, the adhesive plaster allows better throw in the wall surface and the wallpaper, while conserving the integrity of the cardboard web.

Putty plasterboard wall can independently, most importantly - in advance to prepare the necessary materials and toolsPutty plasterboard wall can independently, most importantly - in advance to prepare the necessary materials and tools 


After putty wallpaper will stay longer on the walls, but they can be removed without any problems if necessary.

For proper handling of plasterboard walls need putty two fractions: a larger ( "Start") and small ( "Finish"). In addition they need a small spatula and a large spatula, construction mixer, a mixing solution, sandpaper with different sized "grain".

Process plastered walls before gluing wallpaper:

  • Dilute in water starting mixture to a thick consistency without lumps using the construction of the mixer;
  • We print on a small portion of the spatula putty and distribute it over the blade of a large;
  • A circular motion with a wide radius troweled filler layer on the wall;
  • Remove residues with a spatula a small tool, and recruit a fresh batch;
  • When the layer "START" completely dry, it is necessary to wipe the sandpaper with a large "grain";
  • After this conduct similar coating topcoat;
  • Overwrites the dried putty fine sandpaper.

After the plastered walls need to apply two more coats of primer. This should be done immediately, only after the final drying. The very first coat dries quickly, can apply it again after 45-50 minutes.

The thickness of the putty layer should be no more than a few millimeters. For irregular surfaces such starting layers may be applied to some, but one will suffice and plasterboard.

The process of preparing the drywall under the wallpaper (video)

After all the activities for the preparation of drywall to wallpapering, decorative tapestries process itself will take place quickly and will not cause any problems, because the surface will be different for gluing smooth smooth texture, uniform color and it will not be visible defects.

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