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August 12, 2017 18:06

Instructions for priming the walls under the wallpaper with your own hands

This operation is the final stage of work on the preparation of any surface-to paperhanging.It should be understood that depending on the material, which will dispose of the wall (or, for example, the ceiling), and applies the appropriate primer composition.Although there are versatile tools, but they have certain limitations.And it should be taken into account when priming the walls under the wallpaper that everyone can make their own hands.

primer is needed for:

  • software "dust removal" of the treated area, giving it a dryness and roughness;
  • improve the reliability of the coupling adhesive from the surface;
  • reduce glue consumption;
  • prevent possible cracking of the bottom layer;
  • protect the walls from moisture absorption;
  • save "porosity" of the surface.After priming the wall will continue to "breathe", which will create a normal climate, and will protect the surface from destruction by a fungus or mold, and the wallpaper - from premature deterioration.

big mistake made by those who are in the preparation of surfaces for pasting wallpaper simply ignore this step as priming.This work is carried out after the wall was subjected to primary (rough) handling.With it removed the remnants of wallpaper, old plaster, all protruding nails or screws, knock down all the ledges and skirting boards are removed.She had plastered or treated filler.

priming essence consists in the fact that the entire wall is wetted qualitatively (and soaked) with a special compound.In fact, after the coarse on the surface are sometimes imperceptible particles of dust and dirt, which will not allow quality wallpaper paste.

Primer replaces the newspaper, which previously papered wall before pasting wallpaper.After the primer dries, the entire surface of the wall will be strong, will cease to be spoiled.Hence, the strip of wallpaper will fall flat and will be held securely.

Primer - walls

Using the primer

  1. in a prepared container (convenient in a bucket) water-diluted soil composition.We must be guided by the manufacturer's instructions (do not forget that the primer can be different).
  2. resulting mixture is thoroughly mixed.If this use an electric drill with a nozzle, which can be made of thick wire (on the principle of a mixer), then the solution will get better.
  3. soil mixture is best applied with a wide brush.The procedure is the same as at the ceiling whitewash.The composition of a "smeared" on the wall.The layer should be smooth, with no apparent "puddles" or rough places.
  4. first coat of primer should dry thoroughly.This time is indicated in the instructions to the composition.
  5. Whatever the surface of the wall, it should be primed again after drying of the first layer.The fact that, depending on the wall material and its state of priming at different sites may impregnate differently treated surface.The second layer will ensure an adequate quality of its training.


If the wall is flat, you can use a paint roller instead of a brush.They work much easier.