Drywall: Tips and advice for yourself to decorate

House & Garden TheReaper111089 July 25, 2016 0 20
Drywall may seem like a tough job. Especially if you've never done it before. Yet to learn not so difficult and easily themselves. Soon you'll have by what method works best for you and you can rapidly decorating all the walls in your home.


Before you start decorating it is important to make sure you've hit a good preparation and that you have all the tools in-house. Once you start with the wallpaper is difficult to interrupt the job, so it's really still recommended to put everything ready beforehand.
In addition, it is very important to ensure a good temperature in the room. Do not open the windows because this can cause you to shrink wallpaper. The heater should not be too high, because the glue dries quickly and can weather the wallpaper peel off the wall. A temperature of about 18 degrees Celsius is fine. Not too hot and not too cold so.

Mark start with the first track

Every beginning is difficult, especially if you have absolutely no experience with wallpapering. So start with a piece as easy as possible. It is much easier if you start in a corner. If there is a door frame in the corner begins then that's no problem, because that's fairly easy to solve.
If you've determined the corner where you want to start then pick up your vertical and your ruler and measure the width of the roll from the corner. If so, the roller 53 cm wide is then put you on a distance of 53 cm from the corner a thin line at the top of the wall. Is there a door frame in the corner there? Getting than 1 cm from there, so that the wall will fall back a piece of the door frame. This can be later neatly cut. Now let your normal walk down exactly along the line that you've put sign in different points on the wall to the right distance away. Now you have a vertical line from top to bottom run where you will soon lay down your first job. It is very important that the first path runs straight, because the wallpaper than the easiest to apply is in the correct position.

Anointing of jobs

See how many jobs you need some grease on the wall and there are some with wallpaper glue. You can be assured some rub together so that the adhesive can be easily absorbed before applying the track on the wall. You must then did work quickly, because if the track continues for too long will eventually dry the glue.
Place a stack of strips of wallpaper on the pasting table down. Dip a solid block wallpaper brush or brush in the first wallpaper paste and coat the top half of the job. Use enough glue and make sure that all edges and corners rubbed. If the upper half of the good wet glue you can fold in the job. Grasp the top and fold it loosely to the half so far all the glue is enclosed between the wallpaper. Now do the same with the bottom of the track and also this fold loosely closed. Lay the track somewhere down and start anointing of the next job.

Apply the first job

If you have smeared a few jobs you can begin with the installation of the first job. Fold only the top half open and put a hand as precisely as possible to the vertical. At the top you can have anything from stabbing the wallpaper. It is difficult to lay the upper side and both at once and the top right, you can crop later. You do not need to do well at one time. You can easily wallpaper a little disconnect again and reapplying. Always keep your normal eye and keep the job neat passes. With a soft brush you can gently rub the bumps and bubbles in the wallpaper. If you have good hang the top and all air bubbles have rubbed you can detach the bottom of the track out. If all goes well, the bottom will now naturally fairly straight walk along the perpendicular. If this is not the case then you need to correct something maybe the top again. Keep going until the job is completely clean and all wrinkles and air bubbles out.

Cut the top and bottom

If the track is closed properly then you will still have a piece of wallpaper from stabbing at the top and bottom. These can be neatly cut off with the aid of a wallpaper ruler. Press the wallpaper ruler firmly into the corner with a Stanley knife and cut the excess wallpaper on it. Do this carefully, because since the wallpaper is wet it can tear easily. After each job is important to clean your wallpaper ruler and your knife with a cloth. The wallpaper glue will namely make sure your knife is dull and not well glides through the ruler, with tears in your wallpaper as a result. So proceed with caution! Occasionally, you can also interrupt a box cutter knife so that your back is completely sharp.

Make the following jobs

After you sit on it the first job you can go directly on to the next job. You can make these abutting or overlapping, but pushing is actually the most common.
Redecoration pattern
In a plain wallpaper is common to the orbits and to hang up. You need to ensure that jobs run right next to each other and that there are no seams are visible. It is for this very important that there is enough glue on the edges of your seat wallpaper. If the edges come loose from the wall than the seams will be visible. If the edges still a bit dry then you can always go as extra with you brush past them. After the wallpaper is completely in place, you can make smooth the edges with a seam roller.
Papered with a pattern
Do you have a pattern in your wallpaper? Then you must also ensure that this pattern neatly connecting. If all goes well you take into account the pattern when calculating your job level. Be sure to properly connect the patterns on each other at the application of the wallpaper.

Tricky corners and obstacles

Unfortunately, not all of the walls in your home completely free of obstacles and tricky corners. Here are some tips to solve the most common problems you are:
The corner wallpapered
You must turn the corner with the wallpaper? Actually, this is just the same as on a straight wall, only it can be a little trickier to get your job to get all neatly aligned. Take your time and start again first with the upper part. Try one side of the wall to neatly connect to leave the previous job and shove your wallpaper then adjust the angle. You need the wallpaper in the corner really good pressing, otherwise air will remain below and paste it wrong. USE your hands and do not push it in with a spatula wallpaper because it may tear your wallpaper! As the top half hanging well then you can expand the bottom.
Door frames
It is best to your wallpaper always leave a little bit of overlap in the frame, approximately 1 cm. If you have quite properly applied the wallpaper you can cut the overlapping piece off with a utility knife and straightedge.
Window sills can seem very difficult, but actually it is easy to solve. Just start at the top as you would with any other wallpaper job. If you come at the height of the window and you're sure everything above is well in place then you can wallpaper horizontal incision at the height of the window sill so that it folds away to the window sill. Use a sharp pair of scissors wallpaper.
The neatest is of course if you Papers entirely along behind the heater. It is best to refer to the heating temporarily pickup. This gives the best result and then you are good at.
Radiator Tubes
Perhaps the most difficult: radiator pipes that run along your ceiling or walls. Horizontal tubes on the ceiling are best to do. Actually, this works the same as a windowsill, just cut you not horizontally but vertically your wallpaper now. Fold the wallpaper to the attachment points and snap it securely.
Vertical pipes are more difficult and it is advisable to do so in pairs. Usually, these tubes have multiple attachment points and you will therefore need to trim wallpaper horizontally in several places. If your wallpaper job soaked the glue is then it will tear easily and is very difficult to make. You can choose to either to cut in sections to places or you may choose to measure everything and all the wallpaper table to cut into the lane. Sometimes it works better to lubricate the wall instead of the job. If your wallpaper remains dry because it is sturdier and will not easily tear. It is not impossible, but for this kind of tricky points you definitely need an extra pair of hands and a little patience.
Outlets and switches
Outlets and switches can be best removed before applying the wallpaper. First remove the power off! If you have, you can pick off the power sockets with a screwdriver off. When switches you usually pull the switch, then you can use a screwdriver.
Wallpaper initially just about the socket it, but not quite push the wallpaper on yet. Now carefully cut with cutter you a star at the location of the outlet. Only here that you cut any wires. Now you can wallpaper carefully fold. Cut off all the wallpaper off until it neatly to the socket falls away. Now you can completely crushing your wallpaper job and shove it in place. Place the outlet or switch back and your wallpaper falls neatly behind.

How long is wallpapered?

Wallpapering can sometimes take longer than you imagined. Especially when a wall have many tricky corners. It is therefore difficult to estimate exactly how long it will take until it is finished. If you have two, then it will go much faster, but you're only you can sometimes quite a lot of time lost. In any case, you will always be more convenient and goes faster and faster.
Good luck!