How long does wall paper paste last once mixed up.

According to Propertydecorating.co.uk, once mixed, paste will last for a few days in the bucket.

How many times have you mixed up wallpaper paste to put up that new wallpaper you just bought and end up mixing something that resembles lumpy porridge, jelly or water. The reason for this is you must have mixed it wrong.

So how do you mix wallpaper paste? Firstly you will need to gather the tools you require. You will need:

A clean bucket
Something to stir the paste such as a stick
A sachet of wallpaper paste

Take your clean bucket and fill it with water, the amount of water will depend on the type of wallpaper you are going to be hanging and how many rolls you are going to hang. It’s always easier to mix an entire sachet rather than trying to mix half as it’s not easy to get the ratio right, unless like me, you have mixed up gallons of the stuff!

Here is a guide to how much water to use and how many rolls you can expect to do with one standard sachet of paste.

Take the bucket of water and give it a good stir (not with the wife’s wooded spoon from the kitchen), next cut the top off the sachet of paste an tip it all in, now stir again one way then the other, do a figure of eight, do this for around 20-30 seconds.

Once the paste chips are all dissolved leave to stand for a further 90 seconds then give it a final stir before using.

Find out what different types of wallpaper adhesive are available and what situations they are best used in. Wallpaper pastes and adhesives differ depending on which surface and the paper type you are working with. This project will help you to select the right type of wallpaper adhesive shared by Diydoctor.org.uk.

Friday, November 18 2016
Source: http://www.propertydecorating.co.uk/blog/?p=1015