I have to paste wallpaper on a VERY small area, approx 7" x 22".in my bathroom, The area has been repaired and prepped with a premium primer.
Went to garage; found my ANCIENT container of wallpaper paste is semi-solidified. I don't want to risk ruin the wallpaper -- not much extra left -- by adding water & hoping the paste will work.
Short of buying a large container of wallpaper paste which will never get used again, is there a product I can use to do this tiny job?
What was used originally (the "solidified" paste)? If wheat paste, it
is relatively cheap when not pre-mixed and should work fine. Brush on a
coat of plain paste for size and let it dry prior to putting up paper.
If the paper is pre-pasted, mix half-strength wheat paste, apply to
paper, book it for the proper time and then apply. If you use Elmer's
you will never get the paper off without ruining the drywall.
On Monday, October 7, 2013 11:12:15 PM UTC-4, Marilyn & Bob wrote:
Kind of what I was thinking. It's not like you have to buy a
gallon bucket of wall paper adhesive or spend $25. I'd just
go down to a store and buy a small can of the appropriate paste.
Some of the proposals seem questionable, like using acrylic caulk.
Even if it works, I would think it would be a mess to deal
with whenever the paper has to be removed.
He wants to put it on, not take it off :)
But yes, it would require a bit of work to get off. So would white glue.
BTW, wetting the paper should weaken the bond with WG sufficiently so that
the paper could be peeled off without damaging the gyp board. Further
washing & scraping would remove all or most of the white glue and residual
wallpaper; certainly enough to paint or re-paper.
Another oddball "adhesive" that could be used is drywall mud. Drying, not
setting so that it could be washed off when/if desired. In fact, some of
the commercial adhesives for heavy weight cloth backed vinyl are pretty much
the same as drywall mud. A bit stickier, maybe.
On Monday, October 7, 2013 1:07:45 PM UTC-7, Higgs Boson wrote:
Thanks to all who offered *constructive* suggestions. I panicked when out-of-town company was due and slapped on the tiny wallpaper section with white glue. You know what? The world did not come to an end <g>
Again, appreciate the help.
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