Vinyl Wallpaper Seams Opening

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Old 01-04-09, 12:22 PM
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Vinyl Wallpaper Seams Opening

Had Vinyl wallpaper put in kitchen 2 years ago, and some of the seams are curling open. I have tried using the standard wallpaper seam repair tube, but this being thick wallpaper, it isn't making a difference.

I am considering buying Billy Mays' Mighty Mend- It to see if that will help. ?

Right now I have covered the worst places with clear tape, but I can still see the separation and it is driving me nuts.

Please help!
 
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Old 01-08-09, 01:54 PM
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I would try to use a either a VOV adhesive (vinyl over vinyl) or a commercial grade wallcovering adhesive (Pro 880). You can find either at a Sherwin Williams type of paint store. Neither will hurt your wallcovering and can be cleaned with water. VOV will be the strongest as it has more solids and less water content.
 
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Old 03-13-09, 05:14 PM
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Vinyl wallpaper seams opening

If you haven't already solved the problem by now, try using a heat gun, or even a blow dryer on the seams. Heating up the vinyl a bit will soften it. Put some vinyl adhesive into the seam, then heat it. Quickly roll the seam down with a seam roller. You can buy a cheap seam roller at Home Depot if you don't have one.
 
 

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