If you can’t find wallpaper that matches the color, choosing wallpaper for painting will be the best solution. This is not only a profitable, but also a very stylish option for wall decoration for both an apartment and an office. With this coating, you will be able to maximize all the advantages of the room and at the same time hide small defects. It is difficult to say how to choose the best wallpaper for painting. There are many varieties, and each of them has features that must be taken into account.
Usually, wallpaper for painting is made with a width of 1.06 m and a roll length of 25 m. Thanks to this, they save the time of working on the sticker and the amount of waste.
The production of paper wallpaper that can be painted takes place according to a special technology. For reliability, they are treated with a solution with a water-repellent effect. Paper wallpaper for painting has a relief texture, that is, they can hide wall defects. They are glued very quickly and easily, but compared to other options, they also have disadvantages. Paper wallpapers have a fine structure. Because of this, they are short-lived and of lower quality in terms of operation than their counterparts. They do not like drafts and dampness, they can become dehydrated and fall off. They also tear easily, so it is better not to choose such an option for children.
On the other hand, paper wallpapers have the ability to “breathe”, which is certainly a plus for the environmental friendliness of these coatings. Thanks to this, they allow the wall to dry faster if for some reason it is exposed to high humidity, and thereby prevent the formation of fungus and mold.
These wallpapers are painted with dispersion paints. The approximate number of dyeings is 5-15 times. This will depend on the density of the paper. Pay attention to this parameter when buying if you plan to change the color of the walls repeatedly, but do not want to re-paste the wallpaper every time.
They produce several types of paper wallpaper. By texture, they are coarse-grained and structural.
In coarse-fiber fabrics, a layer of sawdust is placed between 2 layers of paper, which provides the wallpaper with a grainy texture. As a result, an interesting effect is obtained – there is no clear picture. This is very convenient, since when gluing, you do not need to fit the joint, but you can glue without cutting off the “extra” parts due to the mismatch of the pattern.
Structural or embossed wallpapers for painting are divided into two-layer and three-layer. Two layers of textured paper are used to make two-layered ones, which are tightly glued together. The difference of the three-layer version is only in one more layer, an additional paper part is pasted between the main layers, which ensures better interaction with the glue and the density of such wallpaper.
Vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven basis
The basis of this type of wallpaper is non-woven fabric, and foamed vinyl is used as the outer layer, which creates a relief pattern. Thanks to the non-woven fabric, such wallpaper keeps its shape for a long time. They also have high vapor permeability. This is probably the best option for painting.
Structural bamboo wallpaper for painting is suitable where it is necessary to hide the construction defects of the wall. At the same time, they do not sit down and do not swell, that is, as a result, a smooth and beautiful surface is created. Vinyl wallpaper is elastic, so it is often used for finishing walls in new houses, where cracks and defects may form during shrinkage of the structure. Wallpaper will help partially prevent this, acting as reinforcement for the wall.
The process of sticking them can be attributed to the advantages of vinyl wallpaper. They allow you to save on glue, since only the wall is treated with them.
Bamboo surfaces may not be painted, but this is not very practical. A vinyl pattern can be damaged just by touching it. Therefore, it is desirable to paint, and after choosing the appropriate paint, the wallpaper can even be washed.
These wallpapers are made of fiberglass. What gives them an important advantage over other types of wallpaper is an increased level of fire resistance. Glass wallpapers for painting are elastic and strong, which helps them avoid deformation. They have a long service life and high water resistance. Lovers of cleanliness can rejoice – they can not only be washed, but also cleaned with a brush. The ideal option is glass wallpaper for painting in the interior of a nursery or kitchen.
Glass wallpapers are also convenient because they do not need to be torn off the walls. Usually, when replacing them, they are simply puttyed, and a new coating is applied on top, since it is easy to glue glass wallpapers under painting, but it is almost impossible to remove them.
The sticker of glass wallpaper begins with the treatment of the wall with a latex primer. After that, a special glue is taken and applied to the surface of the wallpaper. After which they are already glued and leveled. After the gluing is ready, you can start painting. Glass wallpaper can be painted with a special matte or glossy paint.
It is not recommended to use alkyd enamel for these purposes. This is due to a violation of the air and moisture permeability of the material, as well as the load on the wallpaper, which will negatively affect the appearance and durability, and may cause the appearance of mold.
It is best to paint the glass wallpaper in the bedroom or nursery with water-dispersed paint.
Glass wallpaper can be painted multiple times, but no more than 10 times.