For a less messy and easier way to hang your lining paper, Paste the Wall products are a great option.
It’s a more modern take on the traditional method of pasting the paper. You simply paste the surface of the wall and then stick the liner to it.
Why use past-the-wall liners at all?
You don’t need a paste table - which means that if you are hanging wallcoverings only once ever few years you are saving yourself quite a bit of money and storage space. Because you use ready-mix adhesive paste the strength of the is the same for the whole tub.
Paste-the-wall liners are dimensionally stable (don't expand when wet and shrinking whilst drying) and easier to apply and therefore you’re less likely to have gaps or struggle to edge round skirting boards and light switches.
There's no waiting for the wallcovering to absorb the wallpaper paste before you can hang because you paste the wall and hang the liner right away - this can save you a lot of time.
What are the disadvantages?
Very few, actually! Typically these liners are more expensive because of how they are made, but provide a better way for the less experienced DIYers to line walls for the first time. For the professional decorator they offer a much quicker way to complete jobs when time is precious.
You do, of course, have to make sure the paper goes up before the paste dries but there should be plenty of time to do so, and allow for final adjustments when it’s on the wall.
At CoverYourWall we have a great range of Paste the Wall liners to choose from and recommend Wallrock Power Adhesive for the best results.