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August 12, 2017 18:06

Liquid wallpaper with your own hands

In recent years there has been a very interesting trend - increasingly for wall design using not ordinary standard wallpaper factory production, already nenanesёnnym color or relief pattern, and the so-called "liquid", which are applied towall with a spatula, brushes, rollers, and other painting and plastering tools.Ready-mix can be purchased in DIY stores for this technology, but the craftsmen have long decided on a recipe of a decorative wall covering, and with success it is used for the manufacture of working mixture.

Liquid wallpaper with your own hands

Liquid wallpaper with your hands

Liquid wallpaper with your own hands can be made of various materials, which are generally not useful in economy - this feature can also be called a positive quality of this finishing material.Not have to spend money on expensive components of the composition, saving a certain amount of money, and besides - in certain extent possible to solve the problem of waste disposal.

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What is a "liquid wallpaper", their basic properties

Article Contents

  • 1 What is a "liquid wallpaper", their basic properties
  • 2 Premixes
    • 2.1 Video: technology work with the "liquid wallpaper" factory production
  • 3 How to make your own "liquid wallpaper"?
    • 3.1 first option - recycled paper
    • 3.2 Video: example of the manufacture of "liquid wallpaper" of disposable paper
    • 3.3 second option - from other fibrous materials
    • 3.4 process of making the working staff "liquidwallpaper »
  • 4 application" liquid wallpaper "on the wall
    • 4.1 surface preparation walls
    • 4.2 process of applying" liquid wallpaper »
    • 4.3 Video: master class on working with" liquidwallpaper "-" silk plaster »

This finishing material is fundamentally different from all other kinds of decorative wall coverings, as is almost completely made up of natural, as they say -" breathable "materials.The basis of the "liquid wallpaper" make up cotton, cellulose or silk fibers.The component also includes a bonding agent (one or another adhesive), which, when mixing with water creates weight, suitable for application on vertical walls, by analogy with the plaster.

Пакеты с "жидкими обоями" разных цветов

Packages with "liquid wallpaper" of different colors

finished factory mix are usually sold in sealed plastic bags.Each package contains instructions for the preparation and application of liquid wallpaper.

packed in bags of dry composition consisting of fibers treated with glue and some plasticizing and modifying additives."Liquid wallpaper" can already be painted some shade, or have a neutral white color.

If you plan to put on a certain wall coverings tinting the white wallpaper purchased and then attached them desired color or tint effects with special color pigments, are sold separately.

If you have artistic talent and experience , you can create just such a beauty

If you have artistic talent and experience, you can create just such a beauty

What specific advantages "boasts" a finishing material:

  • After drawing on the wall, as the drying layer "liquid wallpaper" becomes porousstructure, which contributes to more sound - and thermal insulation of walls of the room.
  • This decorative coating does not clog pores in the material of the walls and gives them a chance to "breathe", which helps to optimize the microclimate (temperature and humidity) in the room.
  • When mixing the solution, and when it is used, and drying, the material is not emits no odors, so in making repairs in one room created much discomfort in other areas will not be - can not travel during this period out of the apartment.
  • material has anti-static properties, due to the fact that it consists of natural ingredients that are charge neutral electricity.This has a positive effect on the health of residents of the house or apartment.In addition, thanks to anti-static effect, it is a decorative coating does not attract dust masses to the surface of the walls.Dust particles will not accumulate inside or on the surface of the material, and means - indoor air will be cleaner.
  • « Liquid wallpaper" are fireproof.The materials from which they are made, are not conducive to the spread of fire, self-extinguishing and do not emit toxic at the same time for the human body substances .
  • This coating, although on to presence in its composition of organic fibers, does not absorb odors, thanks to the adhesive mass, which becomes for the rest components kind of protective film .
  • « Liquid wallpaper" have the ability to maintain the original color for years to come, as the little exposed to ultraviolet .
  • In addition to all the above, this coating has no seams and can be stacked with a thickness of 1 mm to 8 mm.Normally it is applied in 2 ÷ 5 mm.
  • Under this material do not need to cook too tzatelno wall, as he will contribute to their alignment, visual masking all the flaws surface.
  • on the wall after drying "liquid wallpaper" create a pleasant to the touch, soft, rough surface.
  • coating well masks various defects of the walls, such as small cracks or crevices - "liquid wallpaper" fit well around frames and skirting boards, and their surplus that goes beyond the corners cut off easily.On the inner corners of the layer caused shrinkage of the walls of the building are not crushed or crack, in contrast to the paper wallpaper.
  • If necessary, take place in a room with a "liquid wallpaper" some or other work related to the violation of the integrity of the wall, at the desired site of the decorative layer is removed with a spatula, schischennaya weight saved.Wall Stroebe or drilled, then stopped, and the top is put back to the previously filmed a mixture of wallpaper, pre diluted with water.
  • If desired, the behavior px Article aryh liquid wallpaper, you can put a new layer with a different color.In addition, if necessary, the material can be easily removed with a spatula.
  • With the addition of a lot of different colors, the wall can be using different spatulas, create multiple color or embossed patterns or panels that create emphasis interior design room.
Яркое панно из "жидких обоев"

bright panels of "liquid wallpaper»

material is fully suitable for areas intended for housing and economic needs, as well as offices and hallways of public buildings.

«Liquid wallpaper" can be diluted from acquired mixture, and can be prepared completely independently, using as necessary components suitable materials found at home.


To breed "liquid wallpaper" from the hardware store-bought mix factory, you need to prepare one or more containers for soaking.Usually this is done using a plastic bowl (cell) of a sufficiently large size, with high walls, as it easier to conduct kneading.

Mixing the composition in the pelvis

Mixing composition in the pelvis

Further, the mass of the package is poured into the prepared container and filled with water.The amount of liquid required to indicate on the packaging material.Typically, one must use the package 5 ÷ 6 liters of water.For soaking better not to use too cold water, as if the process is carried out manually, it is more pleasant to work in warm water.Yes, and the mixture thus obtained more pliable.However, with the temperature and can not go too far, to to "cook" the composition - to be recommended to the decree on package (usually - in the range of 25 to 30 degrees).

Next, need long knead until smooth mass.It should be noted that the recommended pour into a container only one ÷ two packages, since an excessively large amount of mass would be very difficult promeshat thoroughly until completely smooth.

If we consider the manufacturing process step by step and in detail, it will be as follows:

"Краткий курс" в картинках

«Short Course» Picture

  • before precipitation in capacity bags with dry mixture should be vigorously shaken for 2 - 3 minutes to dry the mixture completely disintegrated into components, with no lumps.
  • Further, the mass is poured into a plastic container .
  • The cell flows right amount of water recommended a comfortable temperature.
  • stirred until completely smooth.
  • formulation is then placed in a plastic bag or wrapped in plastic film and leave to infuse for 12 hours.
  • mixture should get a plastic, medium density to it was easy to put on the wall, and it is not flowed to on by surface down.Immediately before applying the wall is too little dough can be diluted with clean water.

It is worth noting an interesting property - a mixed composition hermetically closed form (in the same plastic bag) can be stored without losing its properties up to two weeks.

Video: working with "liquid wallpaper" technology of the factory production

How to make your own "liquid wallpaper"?

As mentioned above, this type of decorative coating craftsmen learned how to make your own.There basis recipe mixture, in which the various decorative components may be added, depending on the desired effect.Some basic base components may also vary.But in general , kneading homemade "liquid wallpaper" is held on the same scenario.

first option - from paper waste

To produce a working mix "liquid wallpaper" required:

  • Any paper - old newspapers and books used in the printer printed sheets, packaging wrappers andother waste in the household scraps.
  • dye desired color or multiple colors.
  • Clay PVA and water.
  • plaster, acrylic plaster or glue « Bustilat ».
  • The additives can be used: shredded tree bark, dried seaweed, mica powder, fine sequins, yarn pieces, chips of granite, quartz or other stone.

bases manufacturing process takes place in stages, and in the finished mixture is poured dye.Only after it configure themselves, add selected additives.

- Paper must be crushed, and , the smaller the pieces are, the faster will further process.

Paper ground and poured water

paper ground and poured water

- milled paper is placed in a container , pour plain water and leave for 3 ÷ 4 hours to material well-softened.Per kilogram of paper 5 liters of water is required.

Mixing with the nozzle - mixer

stirring with nozzles - mixer

- After waiting for the right time to a maximum soaking with water the paper is kneaded with an electric beater-mixer up to stizheniya smooth.

- Then, the resultant mixture was added the dye and the adhesive, and then continue the kneading.

Weight after making glue and dye

weight after application of glue and dye

- Next, the mixture is spread in a large plastic bag or wrapped in a film and leave for about 12 ÷ 14 hours to ripen.

- After this period mass deploy and thoroughly kneaded by hand.

- If the intention is to make the wallpaper with sparkles , they also add to the weight after its maturation.

Additional decorating ingredients

Additional decorating ingredients

- Immediately before applying to the wall a lot of gypsum is added, and then it stirred until complete homogeneity.

Here we must remember that the more gypsum is added to the mixture, the faster it will sets and hardens.Therefore, it is not necessary to add hy with a once during the entire prepared mass "liquid wallpaper".

Video: example of the manufacture of "liquid wallpaper" from unnecessary paper

second option - of other fibrous materials

To prepare another version of "liquid wallpaper", you will need to preparethe following components:

key material

  • cotton or cellulose fibers.As this material can be used conventional cotton or heating material « Ecowool », consisting of wood pulp.
Typical wood pulp fiber

Average wood cellulose fiber

Material will need quite a lot, if the finish is carried out on large areas - it must be provided in advance.If

will use ordinary cotton wool, then it have carefully grind.This operation can be carried out manually, using scissors, or build some semblance of a mixer, for mixing using an electric drill with paddle-mixer.Bowl for mixer can serve bucket, in which the material is placed, but capacity make sure to close the lid with a hole for the shaft of the mixer, or wool will fly away.The cover can be made of cardboard.

  • addition wool and cellulose as a base material can be used fiber - sintepon , flax fibers, polyester or wool.
Not bad fit and flax

bad fit and flax

These materials, as well as in the first case, thoroughly crushed, and , the smaller will make it better and easier they will be mixed, and the masswill more homogeneous.

  • Still another embodiment for the manufacture of "liquid wallpaper" can be a filament made from various materials - it can be wool, cotton, synthetic, or a mixture of several components.Often needlewomen is a lot of residues become unnecessary yarn, and in addition, it is possible to dissolve old, has long been no one worn sweaters and jackets.
You can find the application useless remnants of yarn , old knitted things

can find use unnecessary remnants of yarn, old knitted things

yarns, too, need to grind - this can be done with scissors or, for example, spicy-cleaver ax chopping cabbage, but you need to have a wooden base onwhich will be held work .

As the chopper is well suited ax cleaver for cabbage

as well suited chopper-chopper ax cabbage

course, work on -like grinding is tiring enough, but the result will be stunning.Colored chopped strands can be used independently or as an additive in weight, made from fibers or paper.

The binder

As a component of the bonding fiber structure "liquid wallpaper" can be used various adhesives - is « Bustilat », wallpaper casein glue or PVA, or even putty based on acrylic.However, it should be remembered that the latter, in the first place, has a specific smell, and secondly - it will need to be further diluted with water.

most resistant to abrasion and deformation produced wallpaper, made it to the acrylic putty .