levelling compound. How do I remove wallpaper? Should I use a ready-mixed levelling compound?
The surface to be wallpapered must be dry, clean and straight. For the best results, remove all old layers of wallpaper. Use a product such as Kiilto Tapetinpoisto ready-mixed wallpaper stripper, which can be rolled directly onto the wall surface.
Suitable wallpapering surfaces include levelled brick, block and concrete element walls, and building boards such as gypsum and chipboard.
Ready-mixed levelling compounds provide an excellent base
Use a product such as a ready-mixed levelling compound to level uneven surfaces and to fill cracks. These compounds provide an excellent, smooth wallpapering base, are easy to apply with a trowel, and uneven spots can easily be sanded down.
Fill the seams between gypsum boards with sealing strips and levelling compound. Allow the levelling compound layers dry for at least 24 hours before priming. Sand the surface until smooth and prime it before wallpapering. Allow the primer to dry until at least the next day. Paint factories recommend a matte acrylate primer for wallpapering.
Lining paper can be installed on top of fibreglass wallcoverings. It can be affixed easily with Kiilto 2 Tasoitetapettiliima lining paper adhesive. Lining paper smooths out the base and ensures that old wallpaper patterns do not show through paper or non-woven wallpaper. Lining paper can be painted or covered with normal wallpaper.