How to remove bubbles on wallpaper
Any repair, it is known, is not only an attractive result, which pleases not only us, but also our guests with relatives. This is also a constant difficulty, which, among other things, apply to the wallpapering. How to remove bubbles on the wallpaper after drying, why bubble wallpaper on a non-woven base? These, as well as other related issues, we will try to find answers in today's material by talking about ways of eliminating the problem, options for prevention and how to get rid of similar misfortunes in the future.
The fact that it is necessary to remove bubbles on the wallpaper after gluing and drying, which were formed for some reason or another - is not accidental. The fact is that any landlord wants his home to look attractive, and the walls are smooth and beautiful. So, let's go in more detail to describe the options for solving this problem.
To begin with, it is necessary to find out why the wallpaper on the non-woven base is bubbling. However, this applies to canvases made from any other raw materials.
In most cases, the formation of bubbles under the wallpaper is due to two reasons:
- Failure to comply with the rules and instructions in the process of gluing that will lead to the accumulation of air bubbles and, as a consequence, to the swelling of the surface.
- Shrinkage, as well as other forms of deformation of the geometry of the building, which can lead to violations of interior decoration.
Attention! Contrary to popular belief, in order to remove bubbles on non-woven wallpaper after gluing, it does not necessarily have to re-glue the canvas. On the other hand, this approach can become the only correct one in those cases when there are too many air pockets, or when they are large.
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In practice, several methods of how to remove bubbles on wallpaper are spread at once. As a rule, in most cases you will not have to re-paste wallpaper, especially when it comes to the small number of bubbles on the walls, and also with their small size.
It is, first of all, the elimination of bubbles immediately after gluing the canvas on the work surface. You can get rid of them, armed with a roller, dry and clean cloth, or a special wallpaper trowel. The last one, by the way, is the optimal solution for such work. This statement is valid when working with vinyl and non-woven materials. If it is a question of paper wallpaper, it is desirable, nevertheless, to use a dry rag.
Be that as it may, with the help of one of these devices it is necessary to try to eliminate pockets with air, which continue to remain under the wallpaper. To do this, it is necessary to smooth the surface of the canvas, making movements from the middle to the edges and from top to bottom.
On a note! Do this using a spatula should be carefully, especially if the wallpaper was pasted glued. Otherwise, you can break the evenness of the joint at the points of contact of the adjacent cloths, after which one of them will "lean" on the adjacent one. This is not allowed in any case.
We puncture and equalize
However, in some cases, such methods do not solve the main problem and the bubbles still remain. How to be in this situation? Experiencing - do not. One of the most common ways to solve this problem is to use an ordinary needle. To eliminate the bubble on the wallpaper, you need to gently prick their surface with a thin needle. Next, you should use exactly the same devices, which were discussed above. It should be noted that this method also presupposes an action for a fairly fast time after the webs have been pasted.
At the same time, if the remnants of glue appeared on the surface of the wallpaper, they, of course, need to be disposed of. You can do this using a dry rag or sponge.
We use a syringe
Nevertheless, before smoothing the canvas, it is necessary to make sure that there are remains of glue inside the formed cavity, which has not lost its gluing ability so far. If they are not, then the above technologies will be useless. Likewise, you can not count on them when it comes to getting rid of bubbles that went after the wallpaper was pasted, and the glue had dried long ago, and not when it was pasted. Why they appeared is another matter. The main thing is how to eliminate them, regardless of whether they are longitudinal, transverse or simply round in shape.
So, the most correct solution for such cases is the use of a syringe, with the liquid adhesive composition recruited into it. At the same time, the instruction of the work itself implies several stages:
- Prepare a little glue. For information on how to make it better with your own hands, read our article "Oby glue: instructions for use at home".
- Make a puncture and squeeze out the adhesive composition contained in the syringe.
- Using the same spatula (some tools will also be useful, the main thing is that it's convenient for them to work with), distribute the glue all over the inner area occupied by the bubble. Simultaneously, it will be smoothened.
- Remains of glue, which, perhaps, will get to the surface of the wallpaper through the hole resulting from the puncture, can be eliminated with a rag or sponge.
Do all the work carefully, because, otherwise, you risk damaging the surface of the wallpaper, especially if they are made of paper. We offer you to read the video instruction on how to get rid yourself of the bubbles that appeared under the surface of the wallpaper in the room: