Last weekend there was a nice article in the Times about a couple that was wallpapered the nursery. Actually twice. The first time it took them nearly their relationship, but a few years later succeeded indeed. Very recognizable!
The first time the couple from the href="http://www.volkskrant.nl/voorpagina/millimeterwerk-op-de-vrije-zaterdag~a4237591/" volkskrant articlewas papered they made in their own words a few crucial mistakes: they did it ' in the evening and they did not have the right equipment. The photo wallpaper was too thin, the glue did not stick well, in short: two hours ' at night a bottle of wine had to save their relationship. Fortunately it did a few years later, when they are better prepared proceeded. An amusing article, because it reminds me of my first experiences with wallpapering.
Since I left home on my 18th, I moved many times. Each dorm room, apartment and later a real home, I picked up thoroughly with z ' s less gallons of paint. But wallpaper? I did not dare to venture to me. My mother could see that indeed she was happy to help very well and happy. It seemed quite easy as they went to work with the wallpaper table, glue brushes and glue. You should then only paper wallpaper, which had to be soaked with glue. I heard my mother never complain: a wall she was very smooth on her own and sometimes my father helped her to keep the job right. Then once we moved into our second real home, I was hung in every room one wall in 2007. And now I wanted it to themselves. I designed when no wallpaper, which came later, so different types of wallpaper I had never heard. I did know what I liked, so was looking for a design that appealed to me for each room. I observed here was not on the paper or wallpaper or fleece wallpaper or whatever, and finally I had all kinds of something.
My daughter was 1.5 and sat amidst her pink period. So I bought a bright pink-and-silver baroque wallpapered in a hardware store. A very distinct pattern, so it seemed wise not to spend too much money. Who knows she was (or me!) Is tired of after a year. At no unwise choice of course. Meanwhile, there were also painters in the house to work. They could also papered, they told friendly. I wanted to do it, however, necessarily itself. Together with a friend, we started in the nursery. The first job immediately had a difficult corner behind a door frame, glue lumps remained contained and everything was in gluing the paper under the wallpaper. After a half hour kept the painters laughing and they were happy with some handy tips. And was still an hour later, the first job is finally on! The second track was already faster: tight half an hour. And the third and fourth even faster. At the end of the day we had finally finished the wall! I was very glad I had done the job with a friend and not my husband. Against a friend grumble you do less. Simultaneously courage sank me in the shoes: it was only the first chamber
The second room I did it with my husband. Luckily it was only a very small right-to-wall forward. Fleece Mural insisted on the role. We had gluing the wall. Strange we thought, but we did it anyway. And what was that easy! The wandje was a snap with a magnificent wallpapered! The only thing that was a bit difficult was that the pattern in the wallpaper had a special kind of relief. It was made of a soft material stuck on it that you could easily pass as if you push too hard yanked. But after some practice as we could handle it and the result was there. I started to like it. And so I packed wall to wall, sometimes with my husband, sometimes with my father until I even our bedroom wall all by myself provided a wonderful fleece wallpaper Eiffinger. It was a very wallpaper adventure, but I learned a lot! When wallpaper is a bit of experience and/or good help in handy, but actually stands and falls the task with the right equipment.
Two years after the move - in 2009 - I started designing the Perron 11 wallpaper collection. One thing I knew thereby immediately certain: it had to be woven wallpaper pasting a really fine. Even non-woven wallpaper paste usually easier than paper wallpaper, also with fleece wallpaper I had seen much difference in quality. Too thin rips and creases quickly (especially if you want to re-do a job) and also you see every little bump in the wall. Thicker woven wallpaper is nicer to use. But too fat also turned again to have disadvantages paste the seams just not quite clean, you go see the side of the wall. And who is white, so when you see the colored wallpaper seams than extra good. And unevenness in the wall can just big ' bubbles ' arise because the material is stiffer. In short, it was a proper quest.
In 2015 came the next move, and of course had to again be a lot wandjes wallpaper. With our own wallpaper collection of course, although I have a specially designed wallpaper that refers to the history of our old farmhouse to the living room. This time I also learned a lot of glue. Or perhaps more accurately, about myself: I'm going for convenience! So the purchased parcels glue production could return to the store and were exchanged for ready-to-use wallpaper paste. Z & oacute; easy! No lumps, no hassle with blenders (we happily blended slapstick formerly the production of glue with an old blender - which in itself worked very well) and you simply connect the bucket off a few days later to proceed to the next room. More learning opportunities? A wallpaper table is woven wallpaper unnecessary, but indeed convenient. Or if necessary a door or board at schagen. Then you need to lay out all the wallpaper on the dirty floor construction or in the window. Also a good idea: First, all jobs tailored cut and - in poster wallpaper - ready impose order on your wallpaper table. Wallpapering squeegee I like to work very much, but watch very much in wallpaper with a soft top layer. You there because damage it. Then you better use a bra go roller pressure or simply a soft clean cloth. And finally, a buddy is handy! Though it is just to keep the path straight down while you are standing on top of the ladder. Is that you too great a relationship test? Ask a friend (in). Or purchase a good bottle of wine to make up for it afterwards with your love as the couple in the Volkskrant article!
What is your experience with wallpaper? Do you have any tips? Let us know in a comment below, and maybe we can learn from our readers!