Wallpaper Primer & Adhesive Recommendations

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Wallpaper Primer & Adhesive Recommendations

Primer & Adhesive Recommendations

There are many products on the market today which suit our wall coverings. Below is a list of the products we recommend and why they are needed.

Primer

A good quality wall primer is strongly advised for protection of the intended wall. It will assist in the following…

Installation: to help with sliding abilities during installation. This occurs when you place your wallpaper on the adhesive and gently slide to exact position.

Removal: will help ensure that the gyprock wont stick to the adhesive and rip off the wall when removing the wallpaper.

Mould & Mildew: help prevent mould and mildew from growing behind your wallpaper.

Our recommended product:

  • Shieldz® Universal Wallcovering Primer which can be found at Paint World and also at multiple stores using this store locator. It is also available online from Wallpaper Brokers. (4L of ‘Shieldz® Universal Wallcovering Primer’ will do a double coat covering a wall up to 12m2). This primer will help with sliding abilities during installation. This occurs when you place your wallpaper in place and gently slide to exact position.

Alternatively you could speak to someone at your local paint store and source something similar. Be sure to tell the assistant that you want a wall primer with very similar protection properties to those listed above.

Adhesive

You will also need quality paste-the-wall wallpaper adhesive suitable for heavy vinyl wallpaper. It will need to assist in the following…

Installation: quality adhesive will not clump leaving lumps under your wallpaper. It will also be strong enough to hold heavy duty vinyl wallpaper up and prevent edge curling over time.

Removable Adhesive: will help ensure that the gyprock wont stick to the adhesive and rip off the wall when removing the wallpaper.

Mould & Mildew: help prevent mould and mildew from growing behind your wallpaper.

Both of the products below that we recommend are strippable adhesives which assist in removal (when that time comes). They both also have mould and mildew inhibitors and are premixed so wont be lumpy.

Our recommended products:

  • SureGrip Heavy Duty Clear Strippable Wallpaper Adhesive available from Paint World and Direct Paint (only available in 19L so best if you are wallpapering multiple walls).
  • Roman pro-880 Ultra Clear Strippable Wallpaper Adhesive available from Paint Place and online from Wallpaper Brokers. (3.78L will cover wall up to 30m2).

Alternatively you could speak to someone at your local paint store and source something similar. Be sure to tell the assistant that you want a wallpaper adhesive with very similar properties to those listed above.

Handy Tip: Wallpaper adhesive in powder form requires you to mix with water which can result in lumpy glue if you are not slow and careful. Wallpaper adhesive already in liquid form is easier to work with.

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Wallpaper Primer & Adhesive Recommendations

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Vinyl Wallpaper Paste-The-Wall installation