How To Apply Peelable Wallpaper To Make It Last Longer

How To Apply Peelable Wallpaper To Make It Last Longer

There are various types of wallpaper, including glue-applied types, do-it-yourself types, sticker types, and types that can be wetted with water and reattached.

In this article, we will introduce easy-to-understand methods of applying raw glue, stickers that can be applied and removed, and imported wallpaper, commonly used in DIY projects.

Types of Wallpaper Used in DIY

There are three main types of wallpaper divided by the application method. First of all, let us introduce what these three types are.  

(1) Wallpaper with fresh glue

The wallpaper is sealed with glue and can be applied as is by removing the film. Even if you don’t open the package, the bond will dry out after about a month, so we recommend applying it as soon as you receive it.  

(2) Stickable wallpaper that can be applied and peeled off

This sticker-type wallpaper can be used and peeled off, even for renters. It does not require glue and is easy to use, making it a good choice for beginners.  

(3) Imported wallpaper that can be applied with glue by yourself

Imported wallpaper comes in a variety of designs and patterns. It is narrower than domestic wallpaper, so even petite women can easily apply it.

There are two types of materials: fleece, which is glued to the wall as shown in the photo, and paper, which is glued to the backing of the wallpaper. The fleece material can be glued directly to the wall, making installation easy! If you apply “glue for paste-and-paste removable fleece wallpaper,” you can use it safely even in a rental house. Paper materials require a large workspace because the glue needs to be applied to the backing of the wallpaper. Since peelable glue cannot be used, it is unsuitable for restoration. However, paper materials are more beautifully printed and inexpensive. We have also done a review comparing these three types of wallpaper.

Tools Needed

  • Cutter
  • Scissors (to cut the wallpaper)
  • Corner spatula (to set the wallpaper in the corner)
  • Roller (to blend the wallpaper)
  • Cutting ruler (to cut the wallpaper)

How to Apply Wallpaper

All wallpapers are applied the same way, but some differences exist.

(1) Treat the base of the wall

Before the papering process, removing the wallpaper on the wall is necessary. Remove electrical outlets. Remove electrical outlets and light switch covers.

What to do with the old wallpaper that’s already on?

If you have wallpaper on the wall, you can either “put it up as is” or “remove it.” If you want to stick it as it is, check the following points! If you want to put up the wallpaper as it is, it contains the following topics: – The material is easy to stick to the glue – The surface of the wallpaper is not bumpy.

In this case, clean the wall before applying the wallpaper by wiping it with a wrung-out rag.

When removing the wallpaper

If wallpaper made of a material that does not adhere easily to glue (stain prevention, fluorine coating, etc.) has already been applied, try to see if the adhesive will stick to the top or remove all the wallpaper beforehand. The same applies to wallpaper with a bumpy patterned surface. When removing the wallpaper, use a cutter to cut into the corners and joints of the floor, ceiling, and corners. Insert the cutter’s blade between the wallpaper and the wall, peel it off as if you were turning it over.

Instead of removing the wallpaper so cleanly that you can see the underlying concrete or plasterboard, leave just enough of the backing paper on the wall. All you have to do is flip it over. It’s so much fun that even kids get into it!  

(2) Cut the wallpaper

Cut the length you need. The size varies depending on the type of wallpaper, so check the link below to see how to calculate!

(3) Apply glue

In the case of raw glue or sticker type, the bond is unnecessary since it can be adhered to by peeling off the film or sheet on the backside.

Add water, stir thoroughly, and allow a little time to thicken for the glue that needs to be diluted. We recommend the following “Pita to,” a glue for fleece wallpaper that can be pasted and peeled off, as it can be used without dilution.

(4) Apply the first sheet.

Start pasting from the same direction as your dominant arm. If you are right-handed, start from the right! Adjust it to be straight, leaving about 5 cm of room at the top and bottom. Draw a “C” shape with a paddle and let the air out from the center toward the outside. Be careful not to use too much force, or the wallpaper may tear.

The position of the wallpaper can be changed until the glue dries, so adjust the position little by little.  

(5) Cut off the excess

  1. Fold in the corners and use a corner spatula to press in the corners.
  2. The cutter should be outside the cutting ruler. If you cut inside, there will be gaps at the top and bottom.
  3. Cut while moving the ruler, not by floating the cutter. If the knife is lifted, the cut edge may be rattled, and gaps may appear.
  4. Fold the cutter blade to maintain a constant sharpness level after each cut.  

(6) Wipe off the glue

Blot the glue on the wallpaper and ruler with a tightly wrung cloth. Press down with a roller to prevent the cut-out area from peeling off. Be careful not to rub too hard, or the wallpaper will tear.

(7) Paste the second and subsequent sheets.

As with the first sheet, apply the wallpaper with an excess of 5 cm at the top and bottom, butting them together so that the pattern fits perfectly. For wallpapers such as this one, where the design is connected by attaching the edges of the wallpaper, apply the wallpaper so that the edges match each other. You can make minor adjustments while the glue is still drying.

Let’s Know the Proper Way to Apply Wallpaper and Put It Up!

All wallpapers are applied the same way, but please note that some points vary depending on the type. Once you try it once, you should be able to enjoy it as quickly as redecorating next time. Knowing the right way to do it, let’s renew the image of your room with wallpaper.