Starting repairs in the house, you can make liquid wallpaper with their own hands. Making such a mixture is a simple task that can be accomplished from scrap materials. Look great in any room, made with their own hands, liquid wallpaper. The video of the work stages demonstrates all the subtleties and peculiarities of the process, which makes it possible to independently produce and apply the resulting composition without problems
The main characteristics of liquid wallpaper
Liquid wallpaper is a kind of solution intended for drawing on the wall for decorative purposes. In their composition are usually present:
- natural fibers;
- special dye on a water basis;
- binding basis;
- decorative small crumb (from quartz or marble);
- glitter of mica;
- multi-colored flocks.
The coating of liquid finishing material is used for interior decoration. With their help, you can create a unique design in almost any room. Compared with ordinary wallpaper, they have several advantages:
- do not require cutting;
- no need to level the surface to the millimeter;
- no need to follow the correct location of the joints;
- perfectly fill any corners of rooms.
Such material is easy to finish complex design structures – two-level ceilings, bay windows, arches and other architectural elements. It is easy to apply it on the door or window slopes, which, when using conventional wallpaper, require the selection of suitable pieces, accurate measurement, trimming to create corners.
Since the purchase of mixtures for the application of such finishes are quite expensive, you can use improvised means and make liquid wallpaper with their own hands. The video of such a process demonstrates in detail all the subtleties of creating a mixture and applying it to the wall. The recipe for the basic composition is fairly simple, but additional ingredients may be included to obtain the desired result. In general, the scenario of making a similar material from various available tools is about the same.
In this case, for the manufacture of liquid wallpaper material will require the following components:
- Paper. Any unnecessary magazines, old newspapers, used sheets of stationery.
- Dye. Any construction color scheme will do; if necessary, several shades can be used.
- Glue. The PVA will cope with this task.
- Binding basis. Gypsum or Bustilat.
- Supplements. You can use mica powder, stone powder, pieces, trimming of various yarns, small wood bark, etc.
Existing waste paper must be crushed (torn, cut). With small pieces, the process will go much faster. Then the paper is dipped in any dish, where further mixing will occur and pour water in a ratio of 1: 5. A few hours later, after the material is completely soaked, it is mixed with water using an electric drill and a special mixer tip. Kohler, glue are added to the obtained homogeneous mass, and the mixture is thoroughly kneaded.
The finished mixture should stand for about half a day in a securely closed plastic bag. After that, the wallpaper mass is taken out and kneaded by hand. Before applying the finished composition on the surface of the wall, it is necessary to add building plaster to it and again gently mix. The amount of added plaster depends on the time of hardening of future wallpaper, so with its addition you do not need to overdo it.
Helpful advice! If the resulting mixture is bad falls and peels, then it is worth adding a little more glue. If the wallpaper is cracking, then you can increase the number of reinforcing additives.
For this type of blend, any fiber is required. It can be cotton, cellulose, or even plain cotton. To finish a large area of material will require quite a lot, so you need to prepare it in advance. Any material used must be crushed thoroughly. To do this, you can use scissors, a drill with a nozzle-mixer.
Helpful advice! When using cotton as the main material, the container with the material to be ground with a drill should be covered with a lid. This is necessary so that wool does not fly apart in all directions.
Also for such works may be suitable: sintepon, wool, flax. Use of the remains of various threads from silk, cotton or synthetics is possible. For these purposes, you can use the remnants of any yarn, dissolve the old, long-unused sweaters or sweaters. Multi-colored strings are quite hard to grind, but the effect of such an additive will be simply amazing.
For bonding the fibrous structure of future wallpaper, you can use any adhesive materials. Suitable PVA, wallpaper glue and ordinary putty on acrylic. The use of acrylic putty in the manufacture of liquid wallpaper with your own hands, you can get a result that is resistant to external influences. The dried mass is resistant to various external and physical effects over time.
As a decorative component can also be used: crumb from quartz or marble, mica, ordinary sparkles. Such additives are sold in finished form. They are made of materials that are not subject to corrosion, and do not provoke the formation of mold.
As a dye, you can choose the color intended for water-based paint. It should be added to the wet mixture, mixing thoroughly. If the walls are planned to be made non-uniform in color, then after obtaining the basic shade, you can add a second portion of the color scheme, but do not mix it up much, so that when applied you will get divorces and darker blotches.
The material chosen as the basis is placed in a prepared container, where a binding component is added in a ratio of approximately 1: 1. After decorative components are added, and the structure is mixed up to a uniform consistence. If the mixture was rather thickish, then you can add water to it. The maturation of liquid wallpaper, made their own hands, occurs within 5-8 hours. This time can be used to prepare the surface of the walls.
Before finishing, walls should be cleaned of old wallpaper, if necessary, puttied and primed well for high-quality adhesion of the material to the surface. Applying a liquid wallpaper composition is a technically easy process. It is performed by plastering using a trowel.
Wet composition is applied to the surface of the wall and gently, sweeping with circular movements gradually leveled. Excess wallpaper, protruding for the slopes, can be cut off after complete drying. After the glue has begun to slowly set, it is worthwhile to walk on the surface with a plastic trowel or trowel, constantly moistening them with water. This is necessary to create a smoother wall without any roughness.
Even a novice builder will cope with such work, since it is impossible to spoil similar wallpapers. Even if something did not work out very well, the already applied wallpaper paste can be removed and applied again.
If the need arose, liquid wallpaper, made with your own hands, you can repair or restore damaged areas. To do this, the material is soaked right on the wall and gently collected in the prepared dishes. You will need a spray gun and spatula. The new mixture is easily prepared on the basis, removed from the wall, the old. It adds a little water, a binder and re-applied to the cleaned surface.