Wallpapering Tip! Getting a smooth non-woven wallpaper

How do I wallpaper a non-woven wallpaper without excess paste leaking out of the sides and how long does it take to put on a wallpaper?

For non-woven wallpaper, it is best to use the ready-to-use paste from Little Greene or Arte (available in our store). Our wallpaper pastes are transparent after drying.

If a paste leakage should occur, don’t worry. As long as it has not yet dried, excess paste can be carefully removed with a soft cloth or sponge and warm water.

To prevent paste from escaping in the first place, it is best to proceed as follows when wallpapering non-woven wallpaper:

First apply the paste with a paste roller to cover the wall. Paste a width of 1.5 strips at a time. Caution: Paste-free areas under the wallpaper will later turn into bubbles.

Lay the wallpaper strips in the wet paste, roll the seams lightly with a barrel seam roller and allow the strips to tighten slightly. Preferably, paste should not get on the front of the wallpaper and any paste residue should be immediately wiped off with a wet sponge or cloth. Do not smooth the wallpaper by hand, as this can lead to discoloration or damage.

If the wallpaper has tightened, roll the remaining surface of the wallpaper with a pressure roller which has a foam rubber roller. Here you should work from top to bottom and from the center to the edges. As the seams were first rolled tight with the barrel roller, hardly any paste should escape when you press on the rest of the wallpaper.

How quickly does wallpaper set?

How quickly a wallpaper sets, i.e. can no longer be moved, depends on the paste, the consistency of the paste and the substrate. If the wall was previously primed with wallpaper primer, the wallpaper will set faster. As a rule, this takes between 5 and 15 minutes. Do not wait too long!