wallpaper border curling up

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Old 08-04-02, 07:41 PM
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wallpaper border curling up

I recently wallpapered and applied border to both children's rooms. Each room had been sized and prepped. All wallpaper looks great and adhered well. Both borders were applied with vinyl to vinyl adhesive to the wallpaper. One border is peeling and curling off the wall, the other is not. Could this be a defect in the border?
 
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Old 08-05-02, 02:54 PM
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Not a defect in the border for sure. Sometimes, borders just want to peel back up for some reason. A little VOV applied with a paint brush followed by smoothing should take care of it. Maybe the application of a hair dryer will help it lay down as well.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 05:01 PM
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Oh if only it were that easy. No, I meant it had curled up such that it is falling off the wall. It is beyond help I think. Thanks anyway.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 05:15 PM
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Peeled totally off the wall? If you did use a vinyl to vinyl adhesive and it did this, then I (this is a guess here) think you are dealing with a border that either needed to book longer, or whoever installed it, didn't book it long enough. [booking is the relaxing period, for borders about 10 minutes]

Vinyl to Vinyl is the paperhanger's .357 magnum and it's failing is somewhat unheard of. Another alternative, is that you recieved a bad/old batch of it.

If you are interested in saving this border, try this....

Get a can of 3M 77 spray adhesive and use it instead of your wallpaper adhesive. You can find it at most Lowe's, HD, etc. It is pricey, so if you can get away with it, go with the smaller can. I would recommend spraying the back of the border in a well ventilated area. Then carefully apply it to the wallpaper. This adhesive is especially tenacious, so be careful with placement and follow clean-up recommended on the can promptly.

3M 77 adhesive is the paperhanger's Sherman Tank. If this fails, I will tell you about the paperhanger's Nuclear Warhead!
 
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Old 08-11-02, 04:14 AM
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Both borders were applied with vinyl to vinyl adhesive to the wallpaper
Were both borders stuck to the wall with the same tub of adhesive??? One stuck ..one didnt??
Did you water down the adhesive at all too stretch it out for hanging the last piece????...
It cannot be a fault in the border..that doesnt make sence..
There must be somthing you are not telling us...Hmmm?????????
 
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Old 08-11-02, 07:39 PM
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Okay, okay ... I didn't know I was on trial. The adhesive was about six months old but seemed like it was still good. That must have been it. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 08-12-02, 06:03 AM
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Okay, okay ... I didn't know I was on trial
lol....Glad to of been of service!!...Come back soon!! Miss you already!!
 
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