Recommended Wallpaper Adhesives

Choosing the right adhesive is crucial for the professional application of wallpaper. We work exclusively with Dreamscape Printable Wallcoverings, which require specific types of adhesives to ensure optimal adherence, longevity, and ease of application. In this article, we explore recommended adhesive options from Roman and Zinsser, two trusted names in the industry.

Roman Adhesive Options

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Pro 880 Clear: This top-tier, removable adhesive is perfect for installing a wide range of wallcoverings, from light to heavy. Its excellent stickiness and user-friendly application make it a go-to for diverse wallpapering needs.

Eco 888: A clear, easily removable adhesive, Eco 888 is ideal for everything from light to commercial-grade wallcoverings. Meeting several green certifications like NSF/ANSI 342, CDPH v1.2, and being a USDA Certified BioBased Product, Eco 888 is the choice for projects where air quality is a priority.

Pro 838: Tailored for professional use, Pro 838 is a robust wallcovering adhesive. It’s perfect for medium to heavy wallcoverings, offering strong adhesion and ample time for adjustments, a crucial feature for contractors.

Pro 774 (Clay-Based): Specially formulated for large-scale commercial projects, Pro 774 ensures smooth application through pasting machines and provides maximum tack for heavy wallcoverings. Ideal for settings like hotels and hospitals, this commercial-grade adhesive is also strippable.

Pro 732 (Clay-Based): Pro 732 stands out with its high solids content and clay-based composition, offering a thick consistency ideal for roller application. Designed for low-moisture environments, it’s a robust choice for commercial applications.

Zinsser’s Adhesive Options:

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Shieldz Mold & Mildew Proof: This innovative primer and adhesive system is a safeguard against mold and mildew-related issues like loose seams and peeling. It ensures the longevity of your wallcovering by protecting against mold and mildew on the primer or adhesive layer.

Sure Grip Heavy Duty Clear: Comprising Shieldz® Universal Plus Primer and SureGrip® adhesives, this system is formulated to combat mold and mildew problems on the primer or adhesive. It’s a comprehensive solution for preparing any surface for wallcovering, ensuring durability and preventing issues like adhesion failure and curling edges.

Summary

When selecting an adhesive, consider the weight of the wallpaper, the conditions of the room, and the ease of application. It’s also important to address any potential issues with seams and whether the wallcovering will be exposed to moisture.

The right adhesive ensures a smooth, durable finish for your wallcoverings. Whether opting for an eco-friendly adhesive or a heavy-duty option, the right choice contributes to the longevity and beauty of your wallpaper installation.

If you still have questions about adhesives for your particular wallpaper material, please feel free to Contact Us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Health & Safety Concerns

Are your wallpapers hypoallergenic, and how do they cater to individuals with severe allergies?

Our wallpapers are designed with health and safety in mind, catering to the needs of individuals with severe allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments. By selecting materials that are less likely to harbor allergens, our products aim to create a safer, more comfortable indoor environment. Additionally, we ensure our wallpapers are resistant to mold and mildew growth, further supporting the well-being of sensitive individuals.

How do your wallpapers ensure indoor air quality is not compromised?

Maintaining indoor air quality is a paramount concern for us. Our wallpapers are characterized by low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, adhering to stringent guidelines for indoor air quality. By minimizing the release of these harmful compounds, our products help ensure a healthier indoor environment, conducive to well-being and comfort. Through rigorous testing and compliance with industry standards, we ensure that our products maintain VOC levels that meet or exceed regulatory requirements, offering a safer choice for both residential and commercial spaces.

Are there any chemicals or synthetic materials used in your wallpapers that might trigger allergic reactions?

We are dedicated to producing wallpapers that are safe and non-irritating for all users, including those with allergies. Our products are formulated without the use of harmful chemicals or synthetic materials known to trigger allergic reactions, such as formaldehyde, phthalates, and heavy metals. This careful selection of materials underscores our commitment to health and safety.

How does your wallpaper resist mold and mildew growth, ensuring a safe environment for sensitive individuals?

Our wallpapers are engineered to resist mold and mildew growth, an essential feature for ensuring the safety and comfort of sensitive individuals. Through the use of inherently resistant materials and treatments, our products prevent the adherence and proliferation of mold and mildew, thereby promoting a healthier indoor environment.

What certifications do your wallpapers have regarding environmental and health safety?

Our wallpapers are backed by rigorous certifications that attest to their environmental and health safety. These include low-VOC certifications, compliance with international toxicity standards, and certifications for mold and mildew resistance. Through these certifications, we demonstrate our commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety and sustainability in our products. All materials are perfectly suitable for healthcare facilities, nurseries, retirement homes or any other environment where health is a primary concern.

General Wallpaper Questions

Is there a minimum square footage?

Yes, we have 50 square feet minimum per order.

What are the most popular sizes?

The three most requested sizes are 100, 300 & 500 square feet.

What is the maximum width x height you can print per roll?

The maximum roll size wisummaryh is 52 inches wide by 360 inches in length.

How can I make a payment?

We accept all major credit cards and company checks. Please note, a job ticket must be created and payment is required before we can start proofing/final production.

What is the standard turnaround time?

Once final proofs are approved, standard production time is 5-7 business days. Please note, production time may change depending on our current press schedule and how many specialty options have been selected.

Wallcovering Material Concerns

What kind of wallpaper material do you use?

Our wallpapers are a non-adhesive, fabric backed vinyl material which is installable via traditional pasting methods. They are available in matte, gloss, semi-gloss or textured coating/finishing options. We also offer peel and stick wallpaper.

Can I pick my own design/image?

Yes, if you provide high resolution artwork, we can print your custom design.

Is the material durable and washable?

Yes, ordinary dirt and smudges can be removed from the surface with a mild soap and warm water.

Is the material removable?

Yes, our wall coverings can be removed. Please note, all surfaces must be primed with a drywall sealer and water based primer prior to installation.

Do you provide installation services?

Unfortunately, we do not provide or recommend installation services, however the following article is a useful guide for installers: How to Prepare Wall Surfaces

Wallpaper Sample Questions

Can I see sample before printing my project?

Yes, you can order a press proof sample of your custom artwork. We offer four coating/finishing options: matte, gloss, semi-gloss and texture.

Can I see a digital proof before final production?

Yes, our pre-press department will provide two rounds of digital proofs for approval prior to final print production. Please note, any additional digital proofs will be billed accordingly.

Can you ship material/printed samples for my review?

We can not send out material/printed samples without a job ticket being generated into our system.


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