How soon can you wallpaper new plaster?
In this regard, can you wallpaper a newly plastered wall?
Essentially, new plaster is extremely porous (absorbs water and moisture very easily) and if wallpaper paste is applied directly to it, it will suck the moisture out of the paste before it has a chance to dry fully. To seal a surface before you hang wall paper the wall also needs to be totally dry.
Additionally, what happens if you paint new plaster too soon? Painting plaster before it's fully dry can cause the paint to peel, giving you endless problems, but some bare plaster paints allow the plaster to continue breathing and drying after the paint's applied. Sometimes patches of new plaster don't dry out because of damp.
Moreover, how do you prepare newly plastered walls for wallpaper?
You should coat your walls in a sizing solution, which essentially acts as a barrier to ensure your wallpaper paste isn't absorbed by the plaster. You can easily make the watered-down paste mixture yourself (check the instructions on the packet).
When can you wallpaper a new build?
Your home needs time to settle With all the beautiful patterned wallpapers out there, we totally understand why a feature wall may be calling your name – but builders recommend leaving 6-12 months between move-in and wallpapering.