Spring and summer is the time for interior design changes, from the choice of furniture to the choice of fashionable accessories. Sooner or later, there will be a question of how to stick the mural? It would seem that all you have to do is take the glue, spread the wallpaper and enjoy the effects of your own work. However, reality is strongly verifying this course of thinking, so we have prepared a little wallpaper sticking guide for you.
What adhesive should I choose for my wall mural?
This question spends the sleep of those who decide to change the interior design in a traditional style. Good glue will cause the wallpaper to stick to the wall and stay there for a long time, it will not crumble or fall off. How to select the adhesive for a specific material? If you are laying vinyl wallpaper you should check its thickness. The thicker and heavier the material, the less water will be needed to break down the adhesive to bear the weight of the wallpaper and glue it to the wall thoroughly. Traditional (paper) wallpapers do not require any special glue, in this case the simplest wallpaper glue will work, and its consistency should be rare. Latex wallpapers are more durable and resistant to mechanical damage than traditional ones, but their installation does not differ. In both cases, the adhesive should be quite rare, processed with plenty of water. Traditional non-woven is the most demanding material. Thanks to the presence of a synthetic non-woven fabric, the interlining wallpaper is glued differently than the others. Before each installation, you should first apply the adhesive to the wall, not the wallpaper strips. It is important to keep the reverse order when gluing the wallpaper on the cupboard. The adhesive used to lubricate the walls should not be diluted with water as this will cause the wallpaper to peel off. Self-adhesive wallpapers do not require any adhesive for wall murals, so they significantly reduce the installation time.
How much does it cost to put a wall mural?
It is difficult to give a clear answer to the question of costs. It all depends on whether we put it down ourselves, with the help of a neighbour, or hire a company. Based on the current global situation and the increase in the cost of building materials, you will spend between $20 and $38 on glue, brush and roller, wallpaper knife and spirit level. If you're not feeling up to it and you're asking for help from your friends or a neighbour, a bottle of good alcohol is certainly enough to express your gratitude. However, if you employ a company, the cost is valued individually, depending on the size of the room. Is it worth saving on materials? Of course, you can buy a cheaper paintbrush or roller, but it's worth to buy a proven adhesive for murals.
How do you put a mural without damaging it?
First of all, the wall must be properly prepared. Seal the holes and bumps, maybe apply a skim coat. For adhesive wallpapers, it is important to remember that the base paint does not contain latex or acrylic, as it is difficult to keep removable wallpaper on such a surface. You may need to primer the wall before you put the wall mural on If there are layers of the previous wall mural on the wall we are wallpapering, they need to be properly removed. Immediately before installation, the wall should be cleaned with a paint brush and water with glycerine soap. You can also get special, thick soap to clean the walls. Sticking self-adhesive wall murals guarantees their durability only if they are glued on a refreshed wall (the time between painting the wall and sticking the wallpaper is 3-4 weeks).
Sticking latex wallpapers
Latex (traditional) wall murals, apply a layer of diluted glue and put it to the wall. Start gluing murals from the corners, leaving a few cm gap. When gluing latex murals, remember to press the wallpaper against the wall with a vertical upside-down movement from the centre to the edges. If there is excess glue on the edges, just collect it with a clean cloth. Cut off any excess wallpaper with a wallpaper knife. It will also be useful for cutting out the holes for contacts and light switches. After applying the adhesive to latex murals, you should wait a dozen or so minutes until the adhesive thickens and settles, only then you can proceed with the installation.
Non-woven wall mural assembly process
In the case of a mural, do not forget that the mural adhesive is used to lubricate the wall, not the wallpaper. The glue layer we use to lubricate the wall should be thick. The lack of dry places should be taken into account as they will cause air bubbles, which will damage the wall mural and cause it to fall off. The adhesive layer should also not be too thick, otherwise the wall mural will not stick. Remove the excess glue layer with a moist cloth.
Easy installation of the adhesive mural
Removable wall decorations are very popular due to their uncomplicated installation. It takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the wall mural. It does not require tools such as glue, brush or roller, but a level will be useful to smooth out any irregularities that may occur during bonding. Wipe the properly prepared wall with a moist cloth and start to stick the wall mural. If you stick it crookedly, you can peel it off and stick it again without worrying about the paint layer peeling off (if you peel it off with pieces of dried paint, it will mean that the wall was not refreshed before installation). The MagicStick material is dirt- and tear-resistant, and thanks to the best quality printing, bright and vivid colours will delight the eye for many years.