You decided to make repairs in the apartment, room, at the cottage, but lost among the abundance of proposals?
We will help you to make a choice, having considered the most popular types of modern paper wallpapers, their pros and cons, as well as some tricks of operation.
Today, the technology of making such wallpapers is becoming more and more simple, which makes them a cheap and affordable option, these are undoubted market leaders.
So, we will understand what this cover is inferior to other species, and what benefits it has.
Russian light industrial production is increasingly attracting buyers to its side, this also touched wallpaper in particular. Domestic factories are known for good reviews. At times, foreign manufacturers are largely inferior to these brands.
Wall-paper of the Belarusian production differ in availability of the prices. This is not the most popular products, but it is easy to find on sale.
Minsk wallpapers have an excellent reputation. The definite plus is that you do not overpay for the brand and for the import, while modern European equipment allows this factory to produce competitive goods oriented to European standards.
German production is associated by many with a guarantee of quality, high requirements and advanced technologies.
Germany is part of the European Union, and therefore the wallpaper of German brands correspond to the RAL standard (Reichsausschuss fuer Lieferbedingungen).
You can be confident in their environmental friendliness, safety, and often fire resistance. The price range is very different, you can find both elite collections and budget proposals.
It is also worth noting, and American manufacturers. Their distinctive feature is air permeability, which is provided by micropores, which is especially important for residential premises.
Pros and cons of paper-based wallpaper
Of course, paper wallcoverings have their drawbacks.
Here are some of them:
- Fragility. In particular, this applies to single-layer wallpaper, double-layer have greater durability.
- Fading. Long-term exposure to the sun may adversely affect the figure.
- Susceptibility to moisture. It is worth thinking twice before washing such wallpapers.
- Lack of sound insulation
- Low cost.
- The ability to make repairs yourself
Of course, if you plan to repair, for example, rental housing, in which you do not plan to stay longer than for a couple of years, then inexpensive paper wallpapers are an excellent solution for the interior.
Modern types of paper wallpaper
The most popular types of wallpapers are:
- Single layer
- Double Layer
- Moisture resistant
- For painting
The last two types will take a closer look.
Outwardly, non-woven wallpaper can not be distinguished from vinyl, but they have less elasticity and wear resistance.
You will need to update them more often. However, vinyl when burning emits dangerous toxic compounds, and you should be wary of unscrupulous manufacturers, so as not to harm their health. For clarity, we offer to see photos of paper wallpaper.
Ways to dismantle
The easiest and fastest way to remove such wallpaper from the walls - ordinary water. First, you need to use a spatula to pry and remove from the walls that part of the wallpaper, which departs without effort. Then take the heated, but not too hot water (about 40 degrees), and with a sponge, rag or spray bottle, wet the wall.
Wait a while, the glue needs to be allowed to dissolve, and you will see for yourself how the wallpaper easily falls off the walls!
Wallpaper paper for painting
Often found solution: people get white wall-paper and independently give them desirable color. There are special wallpapers for this purpose, characterized by a water-repellent property.
Advantages of wallpaper for painting:
- Environmentally friendly. Can be repainted many times.
- Choice of color
- Unlimited opportunities for your creativity
- Quickly dry, compared to other types of wallpaper for painting
Experts advise to wait from one to two days before continuing to repair in a freshly painted room.
It is necessary to consider that to paint the walls pasted over with such wallpaper, you need a roller made of wool. Also, the walls can be additionally covered with a final coat of varnish.
Now that you know everything, the positive and negative sides, it’s easy for you to make a choice. Your interior will shine with new colors, and the house will give only joy and comfort. We wish you a successful repair!