Process a glass fiber wallpaper professionally

Wallpapering is back on trend and is more popular than it has been for a long time. Certainly this is due to the high-quality printing process and thus the partially stunning motifs and structures. But even with the materials there was a formal quantum leap. Although the paper is now the classic home improvement work, many are overwhelmed with the different wallpapers. That's why we offer you a guide to attaching a fiber optic wallpaper.

The modern glass fiber wallpaper

The glass fiber wallpaper is one of the modern wallpaper materials. Wallpaper wallpapers bring numerous advantages that make them so interesting.

  • extremely resistant and very durable
  • Similarly just like non-woven wallpaper
  • No dimensional changes due to moisture (paste)
  • Paste is applied to the wall as in the non-woven wallpaper
  • very flammable
  • multiple times overlappable
  • washable
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Disadvantages of fiberglass wallpaper

Because of these advantages, fiberglass wallpaper is being used more and more frequently. However, it will not be able to overtake the even more popular non-woven wallpaper, as it also has significant disadvantages compared to this wallpaper. It is relatively expensive and very difficult to remove.

Glass fiber and non-woven wallpaper complement each other perfectly with the corresponding requirements

But it is exactly there for you the right alternative, where no change of scenery is planned for a long time and, for example, painting over is completely sufficient. This is where it shows its advantages. Accordingly, you should weigh up where you prefer glass fabric or non-woven wallpaper.

Step-by-step instructions for processing a fiberglass wallpaper

  • Fiberglass wallpaper
  • Wallpaper paste for fiberglass and fiberglass wallpapers
  • Acrylic cartridges
  • Trestle table
  • Cutter knife
  • Wallpapering knife
  • Wallpaper scissors
  • Squeegee or profile strip for cutting the wallpaper
  • Seam roller
  • Wallpaper brush
  • Roll to paste
  • different brushes
  • Bucket for the paste
  • Work easel
  • Plumb bob with chalk line
  • Mason's pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Silicone syringe

1. Preparatory work

Apply the wallpaper paste. Follow the manufacturer's specifications exactly. This also includes using up packs completely. In order to determine the correct mixing ratio for your individual requirements, you will find a corresponding mixing table on the paste packaging.

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Baufan fiberglass adhesive 16 kg
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2. Aligning the first strip of wallpaper

Now draw the first strip of wallpaper. To do this, mark the vertical with a plumb bob, because starting from the ceiling or connecting wall you run the risk of working in a slope.

3. Cutting the fiberglass wallpaper

Now cut the glass fabric wallpaper to size. But add for the upper resp. lower end at least two additional inches. You can work ahead and cut several strips.

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In the case of sample wallpapers, you have to pay attention to the repeat. You can find information on this on the inlay label in the wallpaper package.

Now roll up all the strips with the adhesive side (underside) facing up.

4th. The pasting of the walls

Now paste the walls. Proceed in a similar way to painting. Corners, edges and surfaces that are difficult to roll are painted with a suitable brush, the rest you roll with a paint or paste roller.

5. The processing of the fiberglass wallpaper

Now place the folded fiberglass wallpaper on the deck connection and let the added piece protrude. When rolling out, use the vertical plumb line as a guide. The wallpaper also has to survive a little below.

6th. The processing of the fiberglass wallpaper from the second strip

From the second strip of glass fabric wallpaper, proceed in a similar way in processing. However, you now bring the second lane up against the first lane.

7th. Smoothing the wallpaper

Preferably use a wallpaper brush for smoothing. Foam rubber rollers are often too hard. If the wallpaper has a raised structure, you could damage it.

8th. Cutting off the wallpaper

With the profile and the wallpapering or. Stanley knife cut the wallpaper in the finishing edge to the floor or. to the ceiling cleanly.

9. Theses

You can now inject acrylic into the seams or as a connection to these elements on door frames and around windows, but sometimes also in inner corners (conventional room corners).

After drying, you can process your fiberglass wallpaper as you like, i.e. also paint it.

Tips & Tricks Always start wallpapering away from the light. To do this, start at the window. If you have multiple windows, start with the lighter or more important window. Of course, we also offer articles in our in-house journal on difficult window coverings with fiberglass and other wallpapers.