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Masking: how to smooth a surface?

Masking: how to smooth a surface?



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You must have heard this word before but you don't necessarily know what it is. In decoration, masking is the action of removing the air present under an adhesive surface that is glued to a surface. Wallpaper is generally stuck on, but stickers and other adhesive surfaces can be too. But to make a good impression, it is necessary to know some techniques and tips. Here are our tips for a perfect wall covering.

Prepare an adhesive support before applying it

To stick an adhesive or a wall sticker, the first step is to put your adhesive backing on a flat surface and to stick it using a sticking spatula, which is found in DIY stores, or d 'a small squeegee.

In this way, the adhesive will come off better from its support. Then carefully remove the protective paper, taking care that a piece of sticker does not stick to it.

Stick a sticker to perfection

In order to apply your sticker perfectly on the chosen surface, there are different techniques depending on the dimensions of the latter. If it is a large model, start by sticking the top and then luff from the center to the edges. If your sticker is large, peel it off from the top. To do this, pull the adhesive paper along the surface and not towards you at the risk of tearing the sticker. Once installed, if your wall decoration has air bubbles, prick them with a needle. Finally, iron with a spatula on the sticker to stick it to the surface.

Paste wallpaper

If you are tackling the mounting of a wallpaper, here is the procedure to follow so that your walls have no imperfections. First put the strip of wallpaper on the wall.

Then, with a masking spatula or a masking brush, expel the air under the wallpaper from the center to the sides, and then up and down. If there are still small air bubbles, don't panic! They will leave when the glue is dry.