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Preparation work and wallpaper removal

How do I remove wallpaper? Should I use a ready-mixed levelling compound?

The surface on which the wallpaper is installed must be dry, clean and straight. The best results can be achieved by removing all old wallpaper layers off the walls. This can be done, for example, with the Kiilto Tapetinpoisto ready-mixed wallpaper stripper, which can be rolled directly onto the wall surface.

Surfaces that are suitable for wallpapering include levelled brick, block and concrete element walls as well as building boards, such as gypsum and chip boards.

Ready-mixed levelling compounds provide an excellent base

Level out uneven surfaces, fill holes and smooth out scratches using a ready-mixed levelling compound, for example. These
compounds provide an excellent base for wallpaper installation by ensuring easy application with a trowel, a smooth surface and effortless removal of rough spots discovered during the installation.

Fill the seams between gypsum boards with sealing strips and levelling compound. It is recommended to let the levelling compound layers dry for at least 24 hours before priming. Smooth the surface by grinding and prime it before installing the wallpaper. Allow the primer to dry at least until the next day. Paint factories recommend a matte acrylate primer for wallpaper installation.

Lining paper can be installed on top of fibreglass wallcoverings. It can be affixed easily with the Kiilto 2 Tasoitetapettiliima lining paper adhesive. The lining paper smooths out the base and ensures that the old wallpaper’s pattern is not visible through the paper or non-woven wallpaper. The lining paper can be painted or regular wallpaper can be installed on top of it.

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