Luminous wallpaper is a popular application of glow in the dark powder. However, when I was young, I didn’t even know the existence of luminous wallpaper. Otherwise, my room would be more exquisite. The light-emitting principle of the luminous wallpaper is to add glow in the dark powder material when printing the wallpaper. When there is an external light, the glow in the dark powder can absorb some of the light energy and store it. And when the outside environment is dark, it will naturally release part of the stored light energy, thereby producing a luminous effect.
The patterns of luminous wallpapers are different, some imitate the starry sky, and some are cartoon animations, which can be used on the walls of living rooms and bedrooms. Some people may have concerns, for fear that the visual effects produced by the wallpaper are too strong and will affect healthy sleep. The characteristic of the glow in the dark powder determines that the release process of light energy is very long. And the brightness will drop significantly after 10 minutes. Moreover, the compound components of this wallpaper are non-toxic and harmless and can be safely used in children’s rooms.
How to buy wallpapers
- Supporting accessories
A complete set of wallpaper construction, including primer, glue, wallpaper, if any part of the construction is not Eco-friendly, it will affect the final construction effect. Unseen links-primer and glue are more critical. Many wallpaper construction problems are caused by glue.
The colorful wallpapers are beautiful but don’t forget to wipe them with a damp cloth on the spot to see if they are discolored—especially some wallpapers with bumps and textures. You will have to clean them frequently in the future.
- Environmental testing
The environmental protection level of the wallpaper depends on the material quality and grade of materials, printing process, etc., and the quality can be identified by burning samples.
(1)The high environmental protection wallpaper has no burning odor and no thick smoke, and the ash is gray powder.
(2)PVC wallpaper has the obvious plastic smell, and low-grade wallpaper has a strong printing ink smell.
The newly unwound and odor-free pulp wallpaper has the highest environmental protection rating.
- Care about materials
There are many kinds of wallpapers on the market, and there are also many materials. Among them, paper-based PVC wallpapers account for most of them. The cost of raw materials is relatively low.
Wall construction requirements:
The wall surface must be clean, flat, strong, smooth, uniform in color, and neutral in pH. The wall surface should be parched, and the water absorption rate is not more than 8%. When constructing a paper-based wallpaper, it is recommended to use a wallpaper base film, evenly apply to the wall surface, and then dry after construction.
Inspection method of the dryness of the wall surface: You can use a transparent film to stick to the wall surface, and seal it tightly with tape on all four sides. Observe the wall surface after 24 hours. If there are condensation drops, it means that the wall surface drying is unqualified and further drying.
If the other side of the wall is a bathroom, the wall must be waterproof and mildew-proof. If the wall is wet or has mildew, it should use fungicide scrub, and do moistureproof treatment with varnish.
If the construction technology is limited, the wall that emits moisture from the ground upward is not suitable for wallpaper.
Precautions for construction
- Before construction:
The relative humidity of the air should be less than 85% when laying wallpaper and wall coverings, and the temperature should not be changed drastically. You must avoid construction in wet seasons and on damp walls.
If the wallpaper is beautiful and durable, and it is not easy to foam and warp, the treatment of the wall before construction is essential. The wall to be wallpapered must be flat, dry, and free of dirt and dust. Before paving wallpaper, we suggest that it is best to apply a layer of polyester paint on the wall to prevent moisture and mildew.
- During construction: The adhesive liquid that overflows when pasting wallpaper or wall cloth should be wiped clean with a clean towel at any time. You should handle the glue marks at the joints especially. The construction personnel is required to keep their hands and tools highly clean. If they are stained, they should be cleaned with soapy water or detergent in time.
- After construction:
After paving, the doors and windows should be opened during the day to maintain ventilation.
At night, the doors and windows should be closed to prevent moisture from entering. And also to prevent the wallpaper from just pasted on the wall from being loosened by the wind, thereby affecting the firmness of the paste. Vacuum and clean the wallpaper and wall cloth regularly, pay attention to changing the vacuum cleaner to the suction head. You should wipe the special stains in time every day. Water-resistant wallpaper can be scrubbed with water. After washing, the dry towel can be used to dry; for non-water-resistant wall cloth, wipe it with rubber, etc., or wipe it with a rag dipped in cleaning fluid and wipe.
Common problem handling
Wallpaper blistering is a common problem, mainly due to the uneven coating of the wallpaper when it is pasted, which causes the contraction of the surface of the wallpaper and the separation of the base layer. In fact, the solution is straightforward. Just use a regular sewing needle to pierce the bubbles on the surface of the wallpaper to release the gas. Then use the needle tube to extract the appropriate amount of adhesive into the just-in-the-hole and finally flatten the wallpaper and dry it. That’s it.
Wallpaper mildew generally occurs in the rainy season and humid weather, mainly due to excessive moisture in the wall. The solution to the wallpaper that is not too serious for mildew is as follows: wipe it with a white towel and take an appropriate amount of water, or wipe it with soapy water. The best way is to buy a special mildew remover at the wallpaper store.
The edge of the wallpaper may be caused by the poor treatment of the base layer, the adhesive strength of the adhesive is too low, or the side of the wallpaper with a positive corner is less than 2mm, and so on. The solution: use of adhesive powder for wallpapering.
The wallpaper is not resistant to bumps by blunt objects. If damage to the surface of small areas is found, it can be remedied with paint or paint of similar color.
- There are marks on the seams
When the wallpaper was put on, the glue did not come out completely, and it was piled up at the seam. After a long time, the glue reacted with the wallpaper. Solution: A small bottle of boiling water at 60-80 degrees, plus a bottle of white vinegar, wait for the water to cool down, rinse at the seam. (Recommended local test)The wallpaper will be better in 1-2 months, and 80% of the traces can be removed.