One-Liner Wednesday: Size

Hmmm… My thought for the day… Whoever said size doesn’t matter probably wasn’t hanging wallpaper straight onto a newly-plastered wall…

Size, I’ve learned, is basically a layer of diluted wallpaper paste that is pasted onto new or repaired wall plaster (and allowed to dry) before hanging paper as usual. As I understand it, it serves a similar job as to applying primer onto new wood before painting it. It helps seal it, creating a uniform surface and making it easier to apply the final covering, whatever that may be.

Having just spent the day assisting my husband in hanging wallpaper in our living-room, I can appreciate the time we took preparing the bare plaster walls with size as time well spent, and I’m happy to admit that in some situations, it seems that size really does matter! 🙂

One-Liner Wednesay

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3 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday: Size

  1. Dan Antion January 26, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    You will appreciate sizing even more if you ever decide to paint or replace the paper. Without the sizing, it would be nearly impossible to remove wallpaper from those area of fresh plaster. I know this, because the previous owners of our house, papered over new plasterboard.

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