Ink runs on wallpaper - any tips?

Old 03-15-21, 09:11 AM
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Ink runs on wallpaper - any tips?


My friend purchased some unfortunately cheap wallpaper that is really thin, like wrapping paper, and tears easily when paste or even corn starch is applied and also the ink runs. Is there any way to salvage this paper? Would applying fixative (spray or liquid) and/or wallpaper varnish help? I feel like it is worth a few bucks to experiment on it, but was wondering if anyone had any experience with this and was able to make it useable.

Old 03-15-21, 06:29 PM
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I'm not a wall paper guy by trade but I have wall papered before.
A fixative or varnish would make the ink run more.

That paper doesn't sound like it's worth using.
I'd be afraid of getting it up on the wall only to have to remove it.
Maybe use it as wrapping paper.

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