HOW TO CONCEAL JOINTS WHEN INSTALLING WALLPAPER?
The art of magic when installing wallpaper in a room is to achieve an effect of continuity with great visual impact. To achieve this, it is necessary that there is no interruption to the pattern or design of the wallpaper. One of the main processes to achieve this is to fit the case and the other is to ensure that the joints are invisible. As you may already know, wallpaper is installed in strips that are cut from a roll that is purchased in specialised shops. Several of these strips are placed along the length of a wall, making their edges coincide. Correctly concealing these joints is the key to successful installation. Assuming that the pattern is already located and fitted, special care must be taken in the area of the joints when laying the paper. In addition to being concealed, they must be perfectly glued. This will prevent the paper from lifting, creasing and tearing. Correct installation is the key to avoiding visible joints. When laying one strip of wallpaper next to another, the first thing to ensure is that they do not overlap. They must fit perfectly next to each other at the same level. To achieve this it is important that you take your time to place each strip in the correct position. At first it will be more difficult, but then you will get used to it. With the help of a rag, you can make one pass so that the edges of the strips of wallpaper are completely invisible. If you do it right, the joints will be completely invisible to the naked eye. It is a simple process but it must be thorough. There are small rollers that also help to adjust the placement of the wallpaper joints. If you get hold of this tool, this task will be much easier. One of the things you should bear in mind is that there should be no draughts when installing the wallpaper. This can affect the correct drying of the joints, causing them to lift or warp. Also remember that until the glue is completely dry, you have a certain margin to move the wallpaper strip. This is the right time to check if the finish is correct and to take action to correct any mistakes. Once you have made sure that everything is correct, you can get on with the installation of the next strip. What to do if the joints are visible when the glue is dry? If, despite all these precautions, you haven't managed to hide the joints, you can still find solutions. Your wallpaper will look great with a series of tricks that are quite easy to apply. Use them at specific moments and don't abuse them to achieve a better quality result. One of the easiest options when the strips of wallpaper have been separated in some areas is to use paint. With a small brush, you can use this material to paint the area so that it is concealed. The problem is that you have to find exactly the right shade so that it is not too noticeable. It is also not particularly useful if you need to cover a lot of wall. If the joint is noticeable because one strip of paper is on top of the other, there are cutting tools that can help you to solve this problem. The excess disappears and they fit perfectly. It requires some skill to use and you need to make sure that the cut is straight. For those occasions when the joints are raised you can use glue again, but if the area is not too large there are special adhesives that can be used. They are applied with a small brush and give very good results. To avoid all these types of problems with wallpaper joints, it is best to ensure that the wallpaper is correctly installed from the start. Therefore, it is always best to act before the glue has dried. Alf&Mabi wallpaper is particularly easy to apply. You will find it much easier to achieve invisible joints and the result is of much higher quality. You can also find the latest models that will help you create the ambience you want, so visit our website now and see for yourself!