Stick ceiling strips on wallpaper - Tips
Ceiling strips are a visual highlight. There are several ways of attaching to the wallpaper.
Lightweight ceiling strips can be glued on
The easiest way to apply ceiling strips is to glue them directly to the wallpaper. Lightweight decorative elements such as rosettes and polystyrene moldings are particularly suitable for this purpose. It is important that the weight of the decorative elements is not too high, thereby detaching the wallpaper from the wall.
A special assembly adhesive is the right choice
For adhesive bonding, it is important to use a suitable adhesive. There are special dispersion assembly adhesives in the specialist trade. These are designed for bonding without additional fixing and are suitable for various tapestry types such as woodchip or non-woven wallpapers.
A clean surface is a prerequisite
To fasten the elements with adhesive, a clean and dry surface is important. The wall must be free of dust and other particles of dirt. When attaching directly to the plaster, make sure that it is load-bearing.
Small nails hold heavy strips on the wallpaper
Adhesive will not be enough to attach heavy ornamental elements made of stucco, plaster or wood. The weight removes the wallpaper from the wall. For wooden strips fixing with small nails has proven itself. Gypsum moldings are best secured with dowels.
Corners adhere well
An alternative to attaching the ceiling strip exclusively to the wall is provided by models with corner profiles. These are fixed to the wall as well as to the ceiling. An advantage of these decorative elements is that they adhere very well due to the distributed contact surface.
Do not attach wallpapers to the ceiling
It is ideal to plan a space between the wall finish and the ceiling when wallpapering. This makes it possible to attach the ceiling strips half to the wallpaper and the other half to the wall surface. Removal of the wallpaper including the decorative strip from the wall is thereby prevented.
Ceiling strips survive a renovation of the wallpaper
Walls can be repainted without the ceiling strips having to be removed. Advisable is a sharp cut below the groin with the help of a sharp knife. This allows removal without peeling off the wallpaper under the trim element.
Fixing on the rough wall is the best solution
The cleanest option is fixing the decorative profiles on the rough wall. The wallpapering then takes place right up to the lower edge of the ceiling strip. If a wallpaper already exists, it can be carefully removed at the desired places with the help of a cutter knife.
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