What Adhesive Should I Use for My Wallcovering Projects?

When you start a new wallcovering project, you’ll need to choose the best wallpaper adhesive for the job. With so many options available, it can be challenging to know which product to select. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you decide!

What Does the Wallpaper Manufacturer Recommend?

Before you make any choices, check to see what the wallpaper manufacturer recommends. They might make general or specific recommendations, including:

  • High-quality wallpaper adhesives
  • Specific adhesive types, like premixed, heavy-duty, or clear

If the manufacturer doesn’t make specific recommendations, you’ll need to consider more factors in your decision. 

Where Will You Install Your Wallcovering?

Your wall material will also determine which is the best wallpaper adhesive for the job. If you’re working with a standard surface like bare or painted drywall, most adhesives can get the job done.

In contrast, you might need a specialty adhesive if your wall is:

  • Wood 
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Tile
  • Concrete

Will You Use a Pasting Machine?

A pasting machine can speed up the installation process and apply an even layer of adhesive to your wallpaper. For this reason, some contractors use these machines when installing wallpaper on large jobs.

However, not all wallpaper adhesives can flow through pasting machines. You’ll need to stick with clear or clay strippable varieties.

Do You Need a Strippable Adhesive?

Strippable adhesives allow you to remove your wallcoverings more easily with less damage to the wall. You might consider using these products if you will be renovating in the future. 

What Material Will You Install on Your Walls?

Finally, you should consider what material you will install on your wall. If you opt for something heavy like wood veneer, carpet, or wall protection coverings, consider utilizing a heavy duty or extreme tack adhesive. 

In the infographic below, we go through all the main wallpaper adhesive types and when you might consider using them. If you need any guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Roman Products at 708-891-0770 for more information!

Different Types of Adhesive For Your Wallpaper Projects Infographic