Gluing glass fiber wallpaper successfully

Fiberglass wallpaper is a very durable and heavy type of wallpaper. A particularly strong paste is usually used for gluing in order to increase the durability. The higher price for the special paste is worthwhile, as fiberglass wallpapers have a long lifespan.

Special paste

A two-component paste is particularly suitable for gluing fiberglass wallpaper. Since the glass fiber wallpaper has no suction properties, it is referred to as gluing when wallpapering.

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The second component of the paste prevents the wall from absorbing the water from the wallpaper paste and thereby impairing its durability and adhesive strength. The special paste is also offered as a "two in one" product.

Stiffness and transparency

A special feature of the fiberglass wallpaper is the rigidity of the material. The poor bendability prevents wallpapering or taping of edges and corners. In the case of outward-facing corners, the joints must be glued and a corner strip installed.

The coarse fibers that make up the glass fiber wallpaper allow the surface to shine through slightly after the paste has dried. After gluing, the fiberglass wallpaper must therefore always be painted.

How to glue fiberglass wallpaper

  • Fiberglass wallpaper
  • Two-component or 2in1 paste
  • Carpet knife or cutter
  • Folding rule or tape measure
  • Metal cutting bar
  • Paste vessel
  • Wallpaper brush or tassel
  • Plumb line with weight
  • Thumbtack
  • Brush or wallpaper roller

1. Cropping

The strips of wallpaper must be cut to the wall height, taking care to ensure that the work is free of kinks. The protrusion should not be less than five centimeters. Cut the top sheet to the right width and place all sheets ready on the wallpapering table.

2. Mix the paste

Mix the two-component or 2-in-1 paste according to the manufacturer's instructions and let it permeate.

3. Apply paste

Fasten the plumb line with a thumbtack to the edge of the wallpaper on the first strip and spread the paste evenly across the wall from top to bottom across the width of the strip.

4th. Glue the wallpaper

Place the fiberglass wallpaper on the upper edge of the ceiling and roll it down on the wall. Ensure that you work without kinks. After fixing, correct the position of the fiberglass wallpaper with spread fingers. Use a wallpaper roller or brush to spread from top to bottom and from the inside out.

Tips & Tricks The lengths of fiberglass wallpaper are one meter wider than those of other wallpapers. For easier processing, it is often worth using a second wallpaper table.