How to parg a plywood wall

Papering on wood - you have to pay attention to this

You can not only paint wood or materials made from it, but also wallpaper. But there are a few things you should pay attention to so that the result looks good.

Typical problems with wood and wallpaper

  • Wallpaper paste needs an absorbent surface. If the wood is painted or coated, there may be a problem with the wallpaper adhering.
  • Neither wallpaper nor wood are dimensionally stable when they get damp. In general, wood tends to "work". So you always have the problem that cracks can occur, for example when you paper a paneled wall or wooden walls.
  • Panels that are not fixed, such as doors on a cupboard, can bend if you stick wallpaper on one side. Stickers on both sides could also lead to warping.
  • The main problem is that the damp wallpaper gets a little bigger and shrinks as it dries. You can avoid this problem if you use dimensionally stable wallpaper, such as non-woven or fiberglass wallpaper.

Wallpapering natural wall panels

  • Wooden walls made of chipboard, OSB boards, plywood or panels can only be professionally wallpapered by placing thin plasterboard over them. This is the only way to ensure that there are no cracks on the edges where the panels meet.
  • If this is too time-consuming for you, you should glue on reinforcement fabric and paper it on, so that the working wood is decoupled from the wallpaper.
  • Pictures or wallpaper that you want to put on wooden panels can only be permanently applied to the material without warping if you treat the front and back in the same way. Start with the back. Paste these in. Apply the pasted wallpaper for the back wall to this. Then paste the front and apply the wallpaper for the front. Let the plate stand so that both sides can dry evenly.
  • Important when wallpapering loose panels: The material of the wallpaper on the front and the back must be identical. You can put non-woven wallpapers directly into the paste bed, these wallpapers are not pasted any further.
  • Thick wood material, such as on doors, can usually be glued on one side, because the front and back are glued to the core of the door and can work independently of each other. In addition, such thick materials do not warp easily anyway.

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