The wallpaper adhesive is essential for good results during and after installation. In addition to facilitating the installation work, it must also behave well with the wallpaper during drying. That is why it is important to know which varieties are available and to make the right choice.

Although it may seem rather difficult, wallpaper adhesives can actually be clearly differentiated when it comes to buying them. You can find all the necessary specifications on the product labelling. You can also ask the supplier if you have any questions.


Varieties of glues that you can find on the market

These are all the types of glue that you can find in specialised shops.

Cellulose glue

This is the most common option for any type of paper. In its composition, the main element is cellulose (hence its name) and it is usually in powder form (which needs to be mixed with water for its preparation). It can be mixed with vinyl glue to obtain a product with greater grip.

Among the characteristics of cellulose glue, it is worth highlighting that it achieves a very professional finish in the installation of wallpaper. But perhaps the most valued feature is that it is easy to remove. Basically, only water is needed to make it disappear, which allows a great deal of versatility in changes of decoration. It is mostly used on paper-based wallpaper.

Methyl cellulose glue

In this case it is made with methyl cellulose, which is a derivative of cellulose found naturally in plants and algae. Its main characteristic is that it has an even thicker texture, which gives it a great grip to hold the wallpaper. It is the best choice if you want to install TNT wallpaper.

It is also often sold in powder form that needs to be mixed with water for application. It is possible to play with different thicknesses depending on the characteristics of the wall on which the wallpaper is to be installed. It is highly durable and can withstand heavier paper weights. A highly reliable adhesive that provides great results. The best thing is the finish it achieves in the joints.

Other aspects to take into account when choosing a glue

As we have already explained, glues usually come in powder form to make a mixture that must then be applied. You can also find liquid formats that are very useful as they make installation easier, avoiding lumps and sticking. 

There are universal glues that are advertised as being useful for installing any type of wallpaper. With these products you may run the risk of it not being sufficient for the model you have chosen, so make sure you have the perfect specific glue. 

When using the glue, it is important to know the characteristics of the wallpaper. For example, TNT wallpaper is already glued, so you only need to use the adhesive on the wall. Thinner wallpapers behave less well when the glue dries and wrinkles may appear later. It is therefore better to use a softer adhesive.

You should make sure that the glue is well distributed on the surface when applying the wallpaper. Above all, it is important that the joints are well glued. These are the areas that bear the most stress from the wallpaper fibres and must therefore be well secured.

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