What is unpasted wallpaper?
Unpasted or non-pasted wallpaper is the most traditional type of wallpaper that is manufactured and sold nowadays. Contrary to other kinds of modern wallpaper, that are printed on self-adhesive materials or covered with a layer of adhesive, it must be installed by manually covering each sheet or roll with wallpaper paste – hence the name non-pasted wallpaper. Understandably, that isn’t the most ideal scenario for those who are applying wallpaper themselves for the first time, because it’s significantly harder to hang than the aforementioned alternatives. However, this is actually the preferred option for many professionals and DIY enthusiasts with previous experience, as it usually retains its appearance for longer.
When should you choose non-pasted wallpaper?
As mentioned above, the appearance of non-pasted wallpaper tends to be more long-lasting than both the pre-pasted or peel and stick varieties, and, in contrast to the latter, it’s also not as easily removable. Therefore, it’s quite clear that non-pasted wallpaper is the best option in the case if you want an interior that’s going to keep looking fresh for years to come. In addition to that, you should also be sure that you’re not going to change the design anytime soon, because otherwise, you’re better off choosing the peel and stick option, which will be a lot easier to remove.
What design options are available for non-pasted wallpaper?
To answer the question in short – almost endless. As non-pasted is the more traditional kind of wallpaper, it also tends to be more readily available than the other options. Therefore, whether you’re after popular, classic designs or a more modern look, you’re likely to be able to find a non-pasted wallpaper that matches what you had in your mind. In addition to that, if you’re trying to achieve a completely unique appearance, it’s possible to purchase a custom-printed
option with your own design.
How to hang unpasted wallpaper?
Before you start hanging unpasted wallpaper on your walls, check the instructions that came with it to make sure there aren’t any specific requirements for it. If the manufacturer hasn’t set out any, you can follow these general rules to make sure you install it correctly.
1. Make sure that the wall has been cleaned and primed to provide a smooth surface.
2. Measure your walls to see how much wallpaper you will need and cut the wallpaper accordingly. Make sure that the piece you cut is a little bit taller than the height of the wall to allow for adjustments later.
3. Apply the paste to the wallpaper and gently fold the top and bottom halves of it onto itself. Leave it for 10 minutes to let the paste soak into wallpapaper.
4. Start applying the wallpaper from one corner of the wall and gradually progress to cover the whole of it