Changing wall coverings allows you to easily redecorate your interior, without embarking on major work! The non-woven wallpaper is obtained by assembling textile fibers fixed on vinyl. Waterproof, it is ideal for damp rooms. Among its other advantages, a great ease of installation and an easier peeling than a classic wallpaper.
Apply non-woven wallpaper: surface preparation
Start by preparing the surface on which the non-woven wallpaper will be placed. The wall must be healthy, dry and free from irregularities. If it is covered by an old wallpaper, you will need to peel it off. Moisten it with a sponge soaked in hot water. If that's not enough, use a steam stripper. Correct any holes or cracks with plaster, sand, wash and leave to dry.
How to install non-woven wallpaper?
Measure the height between the top of the baseboard and the ceiling to cut the strips to the right size. Add five centimeters at the top and five centimeters at the bottom, then cut the wallpaper with large scissors or a craft knife. Draw a vertical line with a spirit level to make sure you stick the first strip straight. Glue the wall with a special non-woven paper glue, strictly respecting the dosage indicated on the packaging. Position the first strip starting from an angle, then unroll to the ground. Apply from top to bottom, from the middle to the sides, to expel air bubbles. Cut the edges of the protruding wallpaper using a craft knife. Proceed to the installation of the second strip. Join the strips by sliding them towards each other and flatten the joint using an upholsterer wheel. Clean any traces of glue with a damp sponge. In the event that you should put wallpaper around sockets or switches, start by dismantling them (having cut the power before!). Place the paper, then cut with a cutter. Then reposition the sockets and switches.