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August 12, 2017 18:06

Nuances of wallpapering on plasterboard

Nuances of wallpapering on plasterboard

Plasterboard is often used in the decoration of the apartment, so it is important to know how to hang wallpaper on drywall.

work with drywall is easy, even without a lot of experience in repair work, plus it is inexpensive, which makes it an excellent material for the interior decoration of the apartment.

However, many do not know whether it is possible to hang wallpaper on drywall?

In fact, not only possible, but necessary: ​​finishing drywall is not decorative, so it requires pasting of any finishing materials, and often for this purpose choose the wallpaper.

Cover drywall can be any kind of wallpapers: paper, non-woven base, for painting, photo wallpapers, etc.

In this article you will find information on finishing drywall wallpaper, as well as instructions in a video format that will help you cope with the work.


  • Surface preparation for wallpapering
  • Stages gluing
  • dries the material for about 2 days.

Surface preparation for wallpapering

wallpaper on drywall can not be glued without pre-treatment.Just as in the case of conventional wall papering, you must delete the old wallpaper, if any.

Old wallpaper need to shoot more accurately as possible, because the drywall is more brittle than the concrete pavement.

If the wall or other structure is new, and it finishes you are not engaged, then the most important thing - correctly primed surface to subsequent material went on it better and looked sharp.

drywall primer surface should be for two reasons: firstly, to protect the material from mold and mildew attack.This is especially true for the bathroom, where humidity.


Another reason - after a markedly improved adhesion primer coating material to the wall.

primed surfaces can be any kind of primer, which contains the basis of acrylic.

primer available as ready-made - then it is poured into 5-10 liters canister volume, and as a concentrate which will be mixed with water before applying to the wall.

In this case, the primer will be sold in canisters of 1-3.By the properties of a mixture of both types are the same, most importantly, it is right to put it on the wall.

primer surface should be using a roller or brush.Apply the material should be from the bottom up so that it is evenly rubbed into the wall.

Once the material is distributed on the wall, it is necessary to leave it for a while, so that the primer has dried.Drying time depends on the layer and can be up to one day.

Learn specifically about how much you want to wait for drying, you can in the instructions on the packaging material.

Drywall Walls differ from conventional walls that have a joint place where sheets of material converge with each other.It is very important to close up these places to become completely flat surface.

Otherwise irregularities will be visible under the wallpaper.Treat joints can be a special reinforcing tape - serpyanku.

It is made of fiberglass, and in appearance it is similar to an elastic bandage for medical purposes.

This material is ideal for finishing joints, as adhesive base tape quickly grasped with a recess on the top of the seam.

After applying the tape to be plastered depressions in the joints of sheets, which is also necessary if you decide to apply wallpaper on drywall.

Bonding joints

Putty mixture is applied in a recess so that its level was equal to the level of the material itself.

Excess putty can be removed with a wide spatula.

When joints are dry, they need to further clean up with emery sheet to finally leveled the surface and make the transition to the drywall seam invisible.

Apply putty will have on the surface of the walls of plasterboard, but do not need to do it simultaneously with the processing of joints, asIn this case, the surface will have an uneven and a risk to spoil the material.

Plastered walls should be the last stage of preparation.Many do not understand why this decoration, because the surface of the drywall sheets and so smooth.

However, plaster is needed: it is, firstly, will help you to hide the screws that hold the sheets on the frame, and, secondly, take away transitions between sheets of drywall, which will be visible after wallpapering material.

After plastered walls need to wait for the complete drying of the surface, and then treat it with fine sandpaper.

It will help smooth the surface and remove the remnants of the excess material.

treated surface need not applying excessive force to avoid damaging the surface, otherwise the plaster will have to be repeated.

Some do not know whether to be plastered surface?Plaster is necessary in the event that you are planning to replace the old wallpaper with time.


If you do not, then they are very close to the surface pristanut and how to remove wallpaper from drywall, you will turn to a big problem.

Most likely, you will not be able to remove old wallpaper without structural damage, if you choose not to plaster.

whole process, how to remove old wallpaper and drywall to prepare the surface pasting, you can trace the video in this article.

Stages gluing

After polishing the surface of the walls is necessary to apply an additional layer of primer, and only after it has dried, you can start wallpapering.

primer to improve the adhesive coupling with walls and wallpaper, to protect them from the deep penetration and material damage.

wallpaper Decorating the walls of plasterboard is generally consistent with the usual pasting walls.The most important thing when working with this material - to choose the right glue which is suitable for plasterboard.

Which materials is the glue, you can see on the packaging when purchasing mixture.

To pokleit cover properly, it is necessary to make the layout of walls and raschertit initial vertical.It is best to start it from a window slope.

This can be done using a laser level, or if it is not, fit a conventional plummet.

After preparing the walls need to be prepared and the coating itself: cut strips of desired size, so that the floor and the ceiling came stock in 5 cm

When cutting the material, make sure that figure was conveniently docked on the walls..

deposition method varies depending on the type of wallpaper.So, a very popular finish is a liquid wallpaper on drywall.


They are applied with a spatula movements back and forth, not lingering long in one place.

better to dissolve the desired amount of the mixture, if the cover was not enough, after the application of the second part, soak the corners of water to finish lay a single layer, and no transitions.

dries the material for about 2 days.

If you kleite vinyl flooring, before applying to the wall to be treated with glue, not only the surface of the walls, but the fabric itself.For non-woven wall will be sufficient to treat only.

Apply glue to the surface and structure of the plasterboard with a brush or roller - all in the same way as in conventional pasting walls.

aligns wallpaper strip, excluding liquid, on a level.The first web is built vertically, and the other are glued in accordance therewith.

After gluing material, you need to "drive out" from under it formed air bubbles and smooth out the surface of the coating lay flat.

If out of wallpaper glue comes out, it must be immediately removed with a damp cloth so it does not hit on the outer surface of the material, or a trace remains.


After fixing all the paintings and the glue has dried, you need to trim the edges.Use a ruler and a knife assembly to cut all the edges on the same level and do not damage the coating.

If you want papered plasterboard, then we must act in a manner similar treatment of the walls.First you need to prepare the surface: clean it, primed and filled.

can then be coated in a manner suitable depending on its type.On the ceiling is most often chosen wallpaper on non-woven or vinyl based, as well as the paper backing from the relief.

better to choose a more dense wallpaper, becausethey better hide all the defects which may have ceiling.

Wallpapers ceiling, following the standard instructions for dealing with every kind of wallpaper.

begin to glue the material should be in the direction of the window, making a pre-layout, easy to cover evenly.

to glue it on the ceiling is not as convenient as the walls, so it's best to do this with an assistant who will be able to process and submit your material.

choosing the wallpaper, it is necessary to proceed from the overall design of the room.

not necessarily choose the same wallpaper an entire room: it is possible, for example, to combine the cover, but in this case, choose a wallpaper with a base and preferably issued in one party - so you can minimize the risk that the coating will vary in color and texture.

Focus also on the size of the room: for small spaces need to pick up a light coating of pastel shades without striking drawings.


brighter colors can be used in large roomsand volumetric illustration.If you are papered ceiling, you can select it with color, pasted bright options.

Buy material should always be more than is required, especially if it contains a picture that you have to cut and customized.

Glue need to buy only after you have decided on the type of coating.

If you plan to subsequently remove old wallpaper, the walls in addition to the standard treatment, it is necessary to plaster surface.

Use these simple tips, and you can make your design of the present drywall interior decoration.