One of the more modern advances in wallpapering is the Paste-the-Wall wallpaper, which allows you to add paste directly to the wall, and then put the wallpaper onto that, rather than having to spend time pasting the wallpaper, and then applying that to the wall. There are many classic sketches involving wallpapering a room, and having to apply the paste to the paper is one of the reasons why wallpapering is a difficult job.
Advantages of Paste the Wall Wallpaper
There are a number of good reasons to use these new methods of putting up wallpaper. Firstly, you can avoid the stress that using a paste table can cause. There are less likely to be costly accidents with the wallpaper, including sticking the paper to the table, and making the paper so soggy that it takes hours to dry. Applying the paste directly to the wall also means that you can ensure the consistency of the paste, and you are less likely to have to buy large amounts of excess wallpaper.
Disadvantages of Paste the Wall Wallpaper
Wallpaper paste clumps thickly, and dries out quickly, so you may find that you need to hurry to put up all of your paper. If you don't get your timing right, then the paste may dry before it sticks to the wallpaper, meaning that you have to apply a second coat.