Day: August 16, 2023

How to Protect WallpaperHow to Protect Wallpaper

Wallpapers can add character and texture to a room but they’re also susceptible to damage. Some areas of the house like bathrooms or kitchens are more prone to humidity, dust, and other environmental factors which can cause wallpapers to wrinkle or even peel away. There are a number of ways to protect wallpapers so they can withstand everyday life and last longer. Find out:

One way is by applying a waterproofing seal to the wallpaper. This can be done by coating the paper with a clear varnish such as Polyvine Decorators varnish, now available at Sian Zeng. This will boost its resistance to moisture and heat, and it will make the wallpaper easier to scrub and clean.

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Waterproofing wallpaper can also prevent mold and mildew growth, which is a major concern for many people. Paper wallpapers are better able to resist mold and mildew than vinyl ones. They also emit fewer toxic fumes and by-products when burned if they are subject to fire, which can be important in environments such as RVs or manufactured homes.

Some wallpapers need to be “booked” before they can be put up, which involves folding the back of the paper with glue onto itself loosely, like a book. It may need to be left for several minutes so the paper can expand. Once the wallpaper is up, it should be allowed to dry completely before touching or hanging things on it. It is also a good idea to fill nail / tack holes with a fast-drying spackle before wallpapering, and to sand the surface afterward for a smooth finish.