How to cover up decorative plaster with fiberglass wallpaper

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 19, 2022
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Decorative plaster scuffs and how to make decorative plaster disappear with fiberglass wallpaper.

On marktplaats you can respond to certain jobs if you have registered. I thought let’s do that.

How to cover up decorative plaster

The assignment meant that the walls had to be changed with decorative plaster and the frames, doors and sides of both stairs had to be painted. The decorative plaster in particular was a thorn in the side of the client, because often their children walked along the walls and that this produced a chafing effect for their skin.

After I had posted a comment, I received an email back that I should come for a quote. Fortunately, I had also used decorative plaster twice in the past, so this was no problem for me.

I viewed the work and made a quote within 24 hours. The Blokdijk family in Assen needed time to decide. There had been several companies that naturally wanted to sell their own product. In the end I was awarded the contract.

Decorative plaster requires a lot of glue

When you want to wallpaper decorative plaster, you have to use 4 times as much glue as normal. Decorative plaster has deep pores and these must be completely saturated before the glass fabric wallpaper can be stuck to it.

Before you start wallpapering, you must first use a strong binder and only then apply glue. The work took about 7 days. I have worked as follows: first degrease all frames, doors, sides of stairs. Then sanding all windows, doors, stairs and sides with a wet cloth to make them dust-free.

Then started painting the frames and sides of the stairs, except for the doors, which I did the last day. Then I treated the decorative plaster with primer and in 3 days I glued the glass fabric wallpaper over the decorative plaster.

Then I used a latex paint to coat all the walls in the color RAL 9010. I chose to do the doors on the last day in order to prevent damage during the execution of the work. I must confess that applying the glue to the decorative plaster was quite heavy, but in general it was a fun and challenging job.

Thanks to the Blokdijk family. Below I show you how it was and what the result has become.

I would love to get a nice response from you. BVD. Piet de vries

I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.