ROMAN Product Overview

ROMAN has a wide variety of wallcovering primers and adhesives for every kind of job. With so many options to choose from, which product is right for your project?


To begin, let’s explore why priming is recommended. Every great wallcovering install begins with the proper prep work. ROMAN offers a wide assortment of primers suited to a variety of wall conditions. Depending on the wall surface, you may opt to choose a primer that seals residual wallpaper paste and joint compound, a primer that promotes adhesion on sealed surfaces like glass and ceramic tile, or a pigmented primer that dries white and promotes strippability. A breakdown of each primer’s features and benefits is below:

PRO-999 Rx-35 Sealer/Primer

  • For sealing and priming porous surfaces like:
    • Damaged Drywall
    • Joint Compound
    • Residual Wallpaper Paste
    • Builder’s Flat Paint
  • Dries clear, with a slight residual tack
  • No drip formula

PRO-935 R-35 Adhesion Promoting Primer

  • For priming sealed surfaces like:
    • Glass
    • Ceramic Tile
    • Sealed Wood Paneling
    • Formica
  • Dries clear with a heavy residual tack
  • No drip formula
  • Low odor

PRO-977 Ultra Prime

  • For priming new drywall or existing painted walls
  • Dries white
  • Tintable – with up to 4 ounces of universal colorant
  • Promotes strippability

PRO-909 Vinyl Prep

  • For priming sound, painted surfaces
  • Dries clear
  • No spatter
  • Low odor


ROMAN’s assortment of wallcovering adhesives is organized into three distinct categories: Clear, Clay, and Specialty. To choose the correct adhesive, you must consider several factors, such as the weight and type of wallcovering to be installed, the need for strippability, application method, and the wall surface being installed on. A breakdown of each adhesive’s features and benefits is below:

PRO-880 Ultra Clear Strippable

  • North America’s best-selling wallcovering adhesive
  • For installing most types and weights of wallcovering, including commercial weight wallcoverings
  • Machineable
  • Dilutable
  • Exceptional wet-tack
  • Non-staining and cleans up easily with water
  • Strippable with most fabric-backed wallcoverings

PRO-838 Heavy Duty Clear

  • For installing medium-weight to heavyweight wallcoverings, such as commercial 54-inch vinyl and wall carpet.
  • Machineable
  • Non-staining
  • Cleans up easily

PRO-774 Clay Strippable

  • For installing medium-weight to heavyweight wallcoverings,
  • Smooth, thick consistency
  • Maximum wet-tack
  • Ideal for pasting machine use
  • Strippable with most fabric-backed wallcoverings

PRO-732 Extra-Strength Clay

  • For installing medium-weight to heaviest weight wallcoverings
  • Smooth, thick consistency
  • Maximum wet-tack
  • Recommended for paint roller application

PRO-555 Extreme Tack

  • For installing vinyl wallcovering over surfaces where extra adhesion is required
  • Maximum tack
  • Recommended for roller application
  • Not strippable

GH-34 Wheat-based Paste for Unpasted Wallpaper

  • For installing delicate and specialty wallpaper such as grasscloth, stringcloth, and English-style pulp papers
  • Wheat-starch based
  • Excellent tack
  • Non-staining
  • Cleans up easily.

Still not sure which paste is right for your job? Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. We are happy to help make sure your installation is a success.