Complete Guide To Prepare Walls For Wallpaper In A Condo

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Installation of wallpaper has been around since the 16th century and is a great way to add and brighten your living space with different colors and texture. The process for install wallpaper in condos (ติดวอลเปเปอร์คอนโด, which is the term in Thai) is brief and a bit stressful as you get plenty of choices while you look over the Internet or physically go down to shop.

Let us discuss some of the tips that you can use to install wallpaper in condos by yourself.

Preparing Walls For Wallpaper:

As we all know that the hanging wallpaper is a bit tricky, and the first step is the most crucial as you have to remove all the grease, dirt, existing wallpaper, or even paint. Thoroughly remove these as it will help you to ease out the installation process properly and neatly. Apply a layer of primer that gives out a smooth and clear surface to even out the wall completely. The layer of primer protects the wallpaper from future damage as well. If you have into an old apartment or your condo already has existing wallpaper, then you carefully need to remove the wallpaper. And the paint may not be even, so apply a thick layer of primer to even out it.

If you have any nail holes or cracks on walls, fill that immediately to smoothen out the surface with a vinyl spackling composite. After the compound gets dried up, you can apply the layer of primer.

Can I install wallpaper over the existing one?

Most of us are always confused about how we can get rid of the old wallpaper and install the new ones and how it will not damage the wall beneath it. The answer depends on several factors that determine how you can make the process easier and lessen the damage.

·       Existing Wallpaper’s Condition:

It is one of the crucial roles to decide whether you can install an existing one, or you have to remove it first and do it from the beginning. If your current wallpaper is in a damaged condition, then the new wallpaper will not last much and will start peeling off soon.

·       The Material Of The Existing Wallpaper:

Non-coated wallpaper can guarantee that if you layer your new wallpaper on it, it won’t get damaged. To test the existing wallpaper’s material, use a sponge dipped under water and rubs it against the wall. If it gets darker, and then it does not have a coat of vinyl, and if it does not get darken, it means that you need to remove the wallpaper before installation.

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