Change your home walls with modern wallpaper with trends. Who doesn’t like a change of scenery? But anyone who has ever attempted to achieve had known that how much time and effort the wallpaper removal can involve. You need the patience of a saint to scrape off bit after tiny bit, and the walls seem to be endless spaces. Often there is more than one layer of wallpaper to deal with, some of them may have been painted over repeatedly.
In the past, most residential buildings were built brick-by-brick as solid constructions, usually by the builder-owner himself to save money. This wasn’t always a recipe for 100% success. In addition, the construction materials for plastering weren’t anywhere near as advanced as they are today. To balance out any unevenness or color fading people chose to use newspapers as “lining paper” to create the best possible surface for decorative wallpaper.
in order to achieve the best possible results and a smooth, even appearance, the wall surface needs to be dry, clean, neutral in color, smooth, even, stable, absorbent and adhesive.
An old wallpaper does not provide ideal conditions, for a variety of reasons:
- Even if they were cleaned regularly, old wallpapers will have collected huge amounts of dirt particles over the years. So dark spots, discolorations and dust and dirt deposits are inevitable.
- An untreated surface can hide some nasty surprises. The new wallpaper might initially cover them, but they could potentially turn into big problems long-term, e.g. damp spots, rips and cracks or even mold.
- With regards to cleanliness and hygiene, this is obviously not an ideal situation. Old wallpapers also tend to smell a bit musty, and some of them can emit toxic substances. The thought of simply wallpapering over them is really rather unpleasant.
- If the old wallpaper features darker or stronger colors, bright or conspicuous patterns, nicotine stains, discolorations, etc. These can be visible under light-colored or thin new wallpapers and have a serious impact on the general picture.