While most modern wallpapers are wipe-clean, you may want to add a layer of protection to your new wallcovering in areas of high use. The type of coating you choose depends on the wallcovering substrate-vinyl, fabric, or paper, and the environment that it will be exposed to. Paper wallpaper, which is pasted (adhered) to the walls, benefits the most from varnish because it is the least durable of the different types of wallpaper. Traditional papers also tend to absorb water stains more readily than other materials, Anti Radiation UK so an added layer of protection is often necessary.
Water-based varnishes are available in gloss, satin, and plain (no sheen) forms, with some products offering the choice of one or the other to complement your wallpaper’s surface design. Look for varnishes that are non-flammable, odorless, and easy to clean up. They will usually be formulated to be resistant to heat and light.
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Aside from the water-based varnishes, there is a product that will seal any type of wallpaper, whether it is dry-backed or pre-pasted. It’s called Polyvine Decorator’s Varnish and is a clear coating that will not change the appearance of your wallpaper or alter its color. It’s non-flammable, odorless, and can be recoated in two hours.
Regardless of the type of wallpaper you select, be careful to follow your installation instructions carefully. It is important to plan the layout of the wallpaper, using a level ruler, and a plastic smoother for crisp application. Consider how the pattern repeats, and plan accordingly. Seams on straight walls should be butted rather than overlapped to minimize the appearance of seams. Inside corners need to be overlapped at least 1/8 in.