WHAT TYPE OF GLUE SHOULD I USE TO APPLY TNT WALLPAPER?
NT wallpaper is one of the easiest to install as it comes pre-glued. It is only necessary to put glue on the wall, which makes the work much easier and also saves on materials. This is why it is the preferred choice for a large part of the public who want to enjoy the highest quality wallpaper.
Due to the specific characteristics of TNT wallpaper, it is necessary to use a certain type of glue. Although all types of glue can be used for TNT wallpaper, some varieties offer better results.
Which glue is best suited for TNT wallpaper?
The most commonly used option is the methyl cellulose glue powder, which is generally used and can also be used for TNT wallpaper. They have a high adhesive power and allow the paper to be adjusted during installation. Concentrated liquid glues are also useful as they prevent lumps and are very easy to apply.
In order to choose the right glue from the whole range, the grammage of the TNT wallpaper you have purchased must be taken into account.
In any case, the methyl cellulose glue powder respects the behaviour of the TNT wallpaper fibre as much as possible. Once dry, it will not cause the paper to shrink or warp. It is unlikely to lift the joints if it has been applied correctly. For these reasons it is the most commonly used wallpaper for this type of wallpaper.
If all this seems too complicated for you, you can find specific glues for TNT wallpaper on the market. You can always go to your local shop or talk to the manufacturer or supplier to find out which is the best option.
The keys to preparing TNT wallpaper glue
Methyl cellulose glues are usually available in powder form that needs to be prepared for application. In any case, it is also important to know the condition of the wall where you want to apply the TNT wallpaper. The porosity of the surface is key to know the density of the glue you have to use.
When the wall has a low porosity you need a thicker glue to provide enough grip for the TNT wallpaper. If you use a glue that is too runny, you will have a hard time installing the wallpaper and the results may not be what you expect.
If, on the other hand, the wall is very porous, it is necessary to apply a coat of primer beforehand. This will help the glue to do its job without being excessively absorbed by the surface. It is a bit more work, but it will make the process much easier.
For walls with normal porosity (which is the most common), just use the glue as indicated by the manufacturer. This is the situation in most homes, but as always, you can consult an expert to find out about your specific case.
The application of this type of glue does not require any speciality. It can be applied with a roller without any problems and only needs to be applied to the wall. The TNT wallpaper is ready to be applied once you have cut the strip.
For best results you can pre-glue the walls of the room and let it dry for a whole day. Then you can glue the wallpaper again, this time to put up the TNT wallpaper. This time you only need about 6 hours to let the glue dry. Remember that the first few minutes are key to adjust the position of the strip and get the best finish.
At Alf&Mabi you can find a wide selection of TNT wallpaper with the latest designs, perfect for any room. On our website you can easily buy the models you want and we will send them to your home. Discover all the decorative possibilities that can transform your home!