Wall murals confidently return to the interiors of modern homes and once again prove their practicality in business. Multifunctional and affordable material in a short time is able to transform any room. Modern photowall-paper is made according to new methods, endowing them with a variety of textures and plots..
It is now fashionable to paste over with them not only walls and cabinets, but also doors. This versatility has attracted the attention of designers to wallpaper with photo printing. They offer many options for using photo wallpaper when decorating doors of various configurations in the interiors of premises for different purposes..
Like any other decorative material, photo wallpaper has its own characteristics regarding quality characteristics, rules of use and design methods..
So, what you need to know about wallpaper with photo printing:
- You can choose a drawing for any interior.
- Finishing is possible without the involvement of specialists.
- It is easy to replace the canvas with a new one, but with a different plot.
- Adhered to any flat surface.
- Wall murals can visually enlarge the room in width or height.
- The material is resistant to low temperatures.
- Wet cleaning is allowed.
- There are varieties of canvas with reinforcing properties.
- Affordable cost.
- Available in a variety of textures and designs.
- Available with a self-adhesive base.
Photo wallpaper is used not only for wall decoration, but also transforms even the simplest doors. It is very easy to stick the leaf on the door, even for an inexperienced person..
Subsequently, replacing the decor with a similar coating, but with a different pattern, will be even easier, especially if you choose the option of wallpaper with a self-adhesive surface. Such decor can be selected for each room and for any interior solution..
First of all, it is worth noting that there are two types of wall murals: with a self-adhesive base and without it. The already prepared seamy side with an adhesive surface is much more convenient to work with, but it is limited in textures and sizes. The option that will have to be glued like traditional wallpaper is presented in a wider assortment.
All types of photowall-paper have a different structure and quality indicators. Each manufacturer has its own approach to the production of this finishing material..
There are four types of wallpaper with photo printing on the market:
Paper wallpaper are the most affordable option among finishing materials in their segment. It is recommended to use them in a residential area only as a temporary decoration, since durability and strength are not included in the list of their inherent properties..
Vinyl, on the contrary, they have a lot of advantages and are resistant to moisture and high temperatures, allow cleaning with detergents with a chemical composition, retain their original appearance for a long time, have a durable surface.
Fabric wallpaper with photo printing is often used to decorate doors leading to living rooms, bedrooms and halls. The strength of such a material is due to the fabric fibers in its composition. During the production process, any pattern can be applied to the fabric surface and a lot of different textures can be created. The only drawback of fabric-type coatings is its ability to absorb dust and moisture..
Non-woven thanks to a special technology, they do not accumulate moisture and do not let air through. The porous structure of the material gives it great strength and wear resistance. This is a good choice for pasting interior doors, including those leading to the kitchen and bathroom..
Also, photowall-paper is divided into vertical (with a pattern in the vertical direction) and horizontal (with a pattern in the horizontal direction), differing in the size of the finished canvas. There are narrow solid pieces and several rectangular or square pieces for creating large-scale decor.
In terms of its structure, photowall-paper also differs from each other. Depending on this quality indicator, a canvas is chosen for each individual design solution when decorating an interior door..
Wallpaper with photo printing is also divided into the following categories:
- smooth structure;
- imitation of plaster (frescoes);
- sandy texture;
- linen surface;
- canvas texture.
Technologies of modern industry make it possible to create not only such, but also many other textures for photo wallpaper.
When choosing one or another option, it should be borne in mind that many of them need additional protective coating or special impregnation from moisture and fungus for a longer service. This is very useful when decorating the door in the kitchen and bathroom with wallpaper..
How to choose?
Before opting for a particular type of wallpaper, you need to understand exactly what each type of canvas structure is. How long the photopanel will last depends on where exactly the pasting is supposed to.
If the wallpaper is supposed to be glued to the interior doors, you can get by with the standard narrow size of the wallpaper. It is most convenient if it is a self-adhesive version. Wide ones, most likely, will have to be adjusted to the size of the door leaf.
Photo wallpaper with a smooth structure most often have a glossy surface without embossing. Such material requires a prepared door surface, with the exception of bright, colorful patterns and three-dimensional images. They are able to divert attention from minor irregularities and pasting defects. Smooth wallpaper fits perfectly on a flat door leaf, adheres equally to glass and wood surfaces.
Imitation plaster perfectly support the style of classicism, baroque, renaissance. Usually, paintings or historical frescoes are reproduced on such wallpapers. The basis of this type of photo wallpaper is durable – vinyl or non-woven.
Sand texture able to mask irregularities of the glued surface. It is velvety, the images on it look deep and realistic, but there is a significant drawback – the difficulty of maintaining the wallpaper..
Canvas texture will look great on a double swing door in the living room, which can be said about the linen structure of the photo wallpaper. Landscapes, still lifes, nature in all its manifestations look beautiful and respectable on them. Often, such panels are additionally framed, highlighting with moldings to make the doors the main accent of the room..
Also, when choosing wallpaper, take into account the size of the glued area of the door. Based on whether it is a whole canvas or consists of several fragments, the level of complexity of the subsequent finishing will depend. This is important if you plan to transform the canvas without the help of specialists..
How to glue?
Having decided on the pattern and structure of the canvas, you can proceed to the design. It is necessary to act on the basis of what type of wallpaper purchased. In any case, first of all, it is necessary to prepare the surface – to clean, sand, degrease. New doors can be pasted over without prior preparation.
Self-adhesive photo wallpaper is loved for its ease of use. Before pasting, the paper backing is gradually removed, and the film with the pattern is pressed with smoothing movements to the surface. You need to start pasting from the top of the wallpaper, gradually peeling off the paper backing from the sticky base.
In order for the wallpaper to lie flat, you need to gently smooth it from the center to the edges. For this purpose, it is best to use a soft spatula or rag. You do not need to make great efforts not to damage the wallpaper.
If bubbles form under the film during operation, a soap solution is applied to the surface of the wallpaper and the air is driven out with a spatula towards the edges of the canvas..
Wall murals without an adhesive surface require a longer preparation. First, you need to make a preliminary “fitting” of wallpaper to the place of pasting, especially if the panel consists of separate fragments. Depending on the texture of the wallpaper and according to the instructions attached to it, glue is applied.
Sometimes only the surface to be glued needs to be coated with glue, and sometimes the manufacturer says that the glue should also be applied to the wallpaper. This point should be approached with special attention, otherwise you can ruin the wallpaper.
When pasting the interior door with photo wallpaper, the excess is cut off with a sharp clerical knife. You must first leave some margin for the bend.
During the finishing process, it is necessary to ensure that air does not collect under the wallpaper. But if such an oversight is found, it can be easily corrected by carefully puncturing the formed “bubble” with a needle. Then you need to press this place with your hand and iron it towards the puncture with a soft cloth, as if expelling air.
For greater strength, the edge of the pasted wallpaper should be additionally reinforced with glue. Handles and locks are returned to their place only after full adhesion of the canvas to the surface in the case of self-adhesive wallpaper. And in the additionally glued version, you need to wait until the surface is completely dry.
For a door leaf, the use of wallpaper with a vertical pattern or with a wood texture will be optimal. It is better to purchase a solid 86×220 canvas. The drawing is selected according to taste or for the general style of the interior.
With the help of photo wallpaper, you can quickly and at a minimum cost transform the doors to the overall style of the interior. This material is perfect for decorating a sliding door, especially if you choose narrow canvases with a vertical pattern. It will turn out to be a very fashionable and unusual design solution..
Effectively and inexpensively, you can also decorate the doors to the bathroom with photo wallpapers. Only in this case, moisture-resistant, strong vinyl-based wallpaper with antifungal impregnation will do. The theme can be very diverse: the inhabitants of the ocean depths, sea plants, beaches with surf, a sailboat or a storm at sea. Three-dimensional three-dimensional images look original and modern, taking a look into another reality.
You can also decorate the front door with photo decor. But a prerequisite is the use of material that is resistant to damage and moisture. A continuous canvas with the desired decor will not only delight the eye, but also give the home a respectable look from the very doorstep.
For the kitchen door, wallpaper is suitable with different themes, vinyl or smooth. But not just paper-based, but with a protective coating that is not afraid of moisture, fumes and fading.
In the living room, a frequent decoration technique is a door covered with a photo print imitating aged wood, cork or bamboo covering. Also popular are textures “under the skin”, frescoes, drawings on a fabric texture, landscapes with a linen surface of the canvas.
Bedrooms look romantic and intimate if large flowers bloom at the entrance, right on the interior door, or delicate patterns in soothing colors are intricately intertwined. And for children’s rooms, plots are chosen that correspond to the interests of children and their age category..
In general, there are no special recommendations for this type of decor, since everyone is free to choose the choice of the plot independently. The main thing is that the result of the work can be assessed in a matter of hours. And the transformation of the interior will be guaranteed to be exclusive!
For information on how to stick photo wallpaper on the door, see the next video..