An easy way to prime your walls before wallpapering!
The technology of priming the walls in the apartment before gluing the wallpaper
Decided to make a renovation and update the walls with new wallpaper? Wallpaper has always been the best option for apartments with a bunch of flaws, such as uneven walls, roughness. Decorating the walls with such material has advantages, you can make repairs in your home with minimal costs..
Sticking heavy wallpaper on a prepared wall
Nowadays, wallpaper can withstand a service life of 5-10 years. To make the renovation happy for you as long as possible, prime the walls before gluing the wallpaper. Most are confident that priming the walls under the wallpaper is a pointless waste of money, reading the glue annotation, where they promise a high guarantee and quality of wall pasting. Of course, you can do without it if you do not want to make a high-quality, long-term repair..
To make the renovation happy as long as possible, prime the walls before gluing the wallpaper.
Priming the walls under the wallpaper will allow:
- Hide flaws and cracks;
- The walls are becoming much more equal;
- Construction dust is cleared;
- Reduces the consumption of glue;
- Wallpaper sticks more easily (adhesion increases);
- The microclimate in the apartment is improving;
- Penetrating into cracks, the primer evens out and enhances the quality of adhesion of the surface to the paper.
Preparing the wall for wallpaper decoration
Most primers have antiseptic additives:
- Ensures the absence of appearance, mold on the walls;
- The walls are protected from dampness, the surface breathes, preventing the appearance and growth of fungal infections;
- Scares off the reproduction of dangerous insects.
Thus, priming the walls before wallpapering is a very necessary process to ensure a high quality renovation..
Before applying the primer, we recommend that you level the walls with a putty.
- This will help to get a flat and monolithic surface..
- Will hide deep cracks, depressions, chips, and other existing defects.
It is easy to apply thanks to its soft and elastic consistency. Nothing terrible will happen if, after application, minor scratches and even small distortions are visible, the wallpaper will hide all defects. If the base for pasting is made of drywall, it is imperative to apply a layer of putty, otherwise in the future, when changing the interior, you will not be able to tear off the tightly glued strips without damaging the drywall.
Preparing walls for wallpapering with a primer
After applying the putty to the concrete, the walls become white, even, which means that you can glue the thinnest wallpaper. The thickness of the putty layer depends on the difference in the surface, if it is not more than 1-2 mm, then it is enough to apply one layer. But with a larger difference, it is already necessary to apply two layers, the first is the starting one, the second is the finishing one..
The technology of correct priming of walls before gluing wallpaper
The starter putty has a large grainy consistency, which makes it possible to fill first large irregularities and then small ones. When applying the finishing putty, it is recommended to use a spatula and rule. The most ideal option for leveling is the rule, because with its help, you can capture a large area of the wall at a time. In this case, be sure to moisten the rule with water. The applied solution dries for at least 12 hours, an indicator of the complete drying of the surface is the absence of wet spots.
The finishing putty is applied with a thin cover, fills the remaining small pits.
Wall clipping before gluing
Types of soil mixture
The base for priming has several types, consists of various components, depending on the type of soil mixture.
Divided into groups:
- Phenolic priming.
Any type of primer has certain properties and qualities.
An easy way to primer walls with old wallpaper materials
It is better to take a universal primer, it is suitable for wallpapering in a residential visit. One of the main components is acrylic polymer. This mixture is suitable for walls made of concrete, brick, wood. Has a water base, which allows you to treat walls with water-based paints. When choosing a primer, pay attention to its color, it is cloudy, like milk. It depends on the large number of reinforcing particles..
Undoubtedly, the main advantage is the absence of smell and drying within two hours after application..
When choosing a primer, pay attention to its color, it is cloudy, like milk.
Includes lime, cement, gypsum. It is used to treat surfaces made of concrete, brick, expanded clay concrete blocks and plastered walls. When choosing a primer, make sure that it is suitable for the surface to be treated. For application on concrete, any primers on a mineral basis are suitable, but when applied to a surface containing lime, only a mixture made on the basis of lime and gypsum is suitable. On the packaging you will find instructions for which type of substrate the mineral primer is intended for. It dries completely within two hours..
Pasting vinyl wallpaper on primed and flat walls
It has a large composition, basic chemicals such as zinc phosphate and chromate. They are an excellent prevention of surface corrosion. Alkyd polymer completely fills cracks and pores, mechanically strengthens the surface of the walls. Thanks to synthetic polymers – Alaids, a strong film forms on the treated surface. It tolerates temperature drops from -40 ° С to + 60 ° С. This is the best option for processing walls made of metal, glass ceramics. Alkyd primer is not recommended to be applied to the surface of plasterboard, concrete due to long drying time.
Method of preparing and priming a concrete wall for further decoration
Consists of a water – dispersion base with the addition of fine crystalline sand, bactericidal additives, emulsifier and resin, which improve the effectiveness of the primer. Increases adhesion of the surface to the wallpaper, thanks to fine-grained sand, the walls after processing become rough.
Consists of a water – dispersion base with the addition of fine crystalline sand
Do not apply the solution to metal and plastic substrates as they do not absorb liquid. Similarly, it is not recommended to apply on walls in direct contact with sunlight, ultraviolet radiation. The primer is non-toxic, there is no pungent odor, and does not contain chemical impurities. You can work with it at any temperature, in an unventilated room..
Perfect wallpapering on primed walls
The quartz primer does not contain volatile substances, thanks to this, when treating walls, the solution can be applied in one layer.
Many people use wallpaper glue for wall priming. Just take your time, because not every glue is suitable for a primer. Before buying, read the information on the package, whether it is suitable for the primer, it should also contain a detailed diagram of in what proportions to dilute the glue for the primer. If you have not found such an option, then this glue is intended only for wallpaper. We examined the main types of primers for wallpaper.
Many people use wallpaper glue to priming walls.
The main thing when choosing, remember that they are divided into two constituent groups:
- Reinforcing mixture (provide good adhesion to paints and varnishes, acrylic and alkyd paints, wallpaper).
- Adhesive mixture (has great adhesion to iron and concrete).
Preparing soil mixture at home
A reliable way to primer walls for fast wallpapering
You can buy the mixture in a hardware store, either dry or diluted. In the absence of time or money, we recommend preparing the primer yourself.
The following components are taken as a basis:
- Slaked lime 2 kilograms;
- Laundry dark soap 150 grams;
- Drying oil 100 grams;
- Pure water 5 liters.
Preparing the wall for wallpapering with a primer
Pour 3 liters into a three-liter container. boiling water, add the grated soap, after complete dissolution, pour the drying oil. In another bucket, lime is diluted in 4 liters of hot water. The two solutions are thoroughly mixed, passed through a sieve. When the prepared mixture has completely cooled down, it can be used in work. But still, it’s better not to save on a primer for your home, as they say, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel when there are so many different and useful primers in the world..
Buy the mixture in a hardware store, you can dry or diluted.
Consumption of soil mix per square meter
Consumption will be calculated on the type and quality of the primed mortar and the area of the working surface.
Fast priming of drywall walls
- If you take an undiluted primer, for laying on wooden or iron surfaces for 15-30 m², it takes up to 1 kg. finished mass.
- To finish the wood flooring, 1 kg is required. primers for 3-10 m2.
- On walls made of bricks, concrete and plastered surfaces, you will need 1 kg of soil mixture for 3-10 m2.
Treatment of walls and ceilings with a primer for wallpapering
- When using a water-based primer, 1 kg is used for 10 m².
- When working with a universal composition, 1 kg. will cover 10-15 m².
Preparing a work wall for wallpapering
The solution is diluted according to the attached instructions with a solvent, drying oil or running water.
Preparing walls for applying decorating materials
Mix the resulting mass thoroughly so that there are no lumps left. It is better to do this with a drill – a mixer, mixing by hand, you will not get such a high quality homogeneous mixture. Do not dilute the entire amount of the mixture at once, use part of the primer. Try to avoid streaks and streaks while working. Decided on the right type of primer?
It is better to do this with a drill – a mixer, stirring by hand, you will not get such a high quality homogeneous mixture
Now you need to prepare the walls for work.
The walls must be clean. In the presence of old wallpaper, we tear them off, if they do not go well, then wet them with water. Wallpaper must be removed from the wall without residue. We tear out nails, screws. We clean the old paint, knock down the lagging plaster with a hammer, otherwise the wallpaper on such walls will not stick. If the walls are affected by mold or fungus, then it is important to treat them with a special antiseptic compound. It is applied under the solution and directly on the plaster itself.
Applying photo wallpaper to a leveled wall with a primer
There are a number of ways to apply the primer
The most common is to use a regular roller or a wide brush in the work. The composition is applied to the walls in a continuous layer, with even walls it is more convenient to use a paint roller. For large volumes of area, of course, you cannot do without a sprayer. Thus, you will save your time and energy..
Fast and effective wall priming with a roller