How to make do-it-yourself liquid wallpaper

How to make liquid wallpaper Table of contents:

  • 1 Basic properties
  • 2 Production of liquid wallpaper at home: instructions
  • 2.1 the Recipe for making liquid wallpaper from paper
  • 2.2 How to make wallpaper from sawdust
  • 2.2.1 Additives
  • 2.2.2 Video
  • 3 Application of liquid wallpaper: step-by-step technology
  • 3.1 Wall decoration
  • 3.1.1 Preparation for application
  • 3.1.2 Video
  • 3.1.3 Application Instructions
  • 3.1.4 Video
  • 3.2 Application of liquid wallpaper on the ceiling
  • 3.2.1 Video
  • 3.2.2 Liquid Wallpaper Pattern
  • 3.2.3 Video
  • 4 Prices for ready-made mixtures
  • 5 Photos of liquid wallpaper in the interior

When creating a unique interior, a special role is given to decoration walls, because it is on them that the eye is drawn in the first place. IN striving for beauty and comfort, many resort to original methods their finishes. Very popular among masters today liquid wallpaper. They are applied to the surface with brushes, rollers, spatulas and other similar tools.

Although today the finished mixture is easy to buy in the appropriate store, they can be prepared at home. It is impossible say that this is a simple solution, however, lovers do everything yourself, the technologies described in this article soul. Therefore, before making liquid wallpaper, we recommend familiarize yourself with the material presented attached videos.

Basic properties

Liquid wallpaper is natural and does not harm humansLiquid wallpaper natural and not harmful to humans

The main thing that liquid wallpaper is valued for is environmental friendliness. For their manufacturing selected natural materials that do not harm the environment and the human body. You can highlight a number the positive aspects and features of this decoration material:



Fire safety

So safe that they are recommended for decoration evacuation routes. According to tests, it was noted their low ability to maintain flame, smoke formation, low flammability and flammability.


Using all kinds of additives, you can give the room a special appearance. In this case, it is possible to create completely different interior styles.

Simplicity in work

To work with this material you will need a simple set. building tools. There is no need for special qualifications and skills. With a strong desire, you can do it yourself deal with the technology of their manufacture and application. Plus to the wall does not have to be perfectly smooth. Some allowed scuffs, small bumps and other irregularities. Important requirement – primer base surface.

Drying speed

If when gluing ordinary sheet wallpaper in the room is unacceptable a draft, then with liquid everything is the other way around. Drying process significantly accelerates if the room will be maintained constant air exchange. Given this, the presence of drafts is even recommended.


Liquid wallpaper during operation does not require special care. Not need to clean them regularly for the reason that they do not attract dust and other impurities.

Lack of seams

Even if the wall surface is curved or just straight, Application of liquid wallpaper does not form joints.

The special structure of the wallpaper allows you to create a seamless coatingSpecial wallpaper structure allows seamless coverage

Thermal insulation

Decorative trim is an additional thermal insulation layer. With all this, the walls let air through, which is positive affects the overall indoor microclimate.


The textile fibers contained in the liquid wallpaper create additional barrier to sound penetration.

UV resistant

If the coating will be affected for a long time sun rays, it will not change its color and technical specifications.

Frost resistance

Subject to technology, wallpaper can be applied slightly heated rooms and in extreme conditions temperature.

Ability to repair

One of the important advantages is maintainability. They can re-apply to the defect. After repair, determine the area where the restoration was performed will be by eye not allowed.

If necessary, after a while, the wallpaper can be repairedAt necessary, after a while, wallpaper can be repaired

Given this, some experts recommend buying wallpapers with a small margin in case of repair. Accordingly, there will be problems with the selection of colors and shades.

Based on all the positive aspects and features, such Finishing will last more than one year.

Making liquid wallpaper at home: instructions

As already mentioned, you can make liquid wallpaper yourself. In this case, you can save a lot. For example, cost one pack of dry mixes ranges from 400 to 2 thousand rubles. IN On average, one package is designed for 3–7 m2. Pushing off from this, you can approximately calculate how much is required material for wall decoration in your case.

Let’s do some calculations: the area of ​​one room in floor – 15 m2, height – 2.7 m. With these parameters the area of ​​all walls will be about 40 m2. If buy liquid wallpaper with an average price of 1100 r, then we get this calculation – 40 (total floor area) ÷ 5 (dry mass in one packaging) = 6 (the required number of packages). Received multiply the result by 1100 p. and we get 8800 p. With all this should be purchased with a small margin.

Not everyone can buy even the cheapest wallpaper. Therefore for most will be a great decision – to make them yourself. Next, we will consider options and recipes for making from:

  • paper;
  • sawdust.

The recipe for making liquid paper wallpaper

First of all, it is necessary to collect all kinds of leftover paper. Although absolutely any residue will do, it’s better to give preference better raw materials. You can also use crumpled paper. Water will be required, its temperature should be higher room. Be sure to choose a dye and gypsum. To liquid Wallpaper was easy to apply on the walls, not without special adhesive composition. Most use PVA glue. For the preparation of base primer must be applied, it is desirable that it be deep penetration.

Newspapers or cardboard packaging from waste paper may become a source of raw materials.Source raw materials can be newspapers or cardboard packaging from waste paper

Among other things, you will need such a tool:

  • drill or screwdriver;
  • mixer nozzle for mixing all ingredients;
  • container made of metal or plastic. Tank size does not have Values
  • putty knife;
  • brush for priming walls.

Consider the manufacturing process on the example of a small portion. Based on needs, proportions can be increased in proportion to:

Work stages

A detailed description of each step in the manufacture of liquid wallpaper

Step # 1

Take 200 grams of paper, previously chopped it. For this You can use ordinary stationery scissors.

You can use a paper shredder with success.FROM a paper chopper can be used successfully

Step number 2

The cut paper must be mixed with water. For 200 grams paper will require up to 1.5 liters of water at room temperature.

It is necessary to fill the paper with waterNeed to fill paper water

Step number 3

After mixing thoroughly, leave the mixture to soak for one hour (conditionally). It is important to note that paper can absorb moisture. differently, this indicator is affected by its density.

Stir and leave to swellShuffle and leave to swell

Therefore, in most cases, the time of soaking and swelling determined individually.

Step 4

The next step is to take a screwdriver with a mixer tip and mix thoroughly until a homogeneous consistency is obtained.

Mix with a mixer until smooth.Mix mixer until smooth

Step number 5

Add color to the mixtureAdd color to the mixture

When stirring, you can add dye, synthetic fibers (this can be a regular clothesline, cut into pieces along 3-5 cm), PVA glue (20 ml is enough for our mass), glitter for giving a special effect, cotton wool (must be finely chopped) and other things.

Added PVAPVA is added

Step 6

After adding all the ingredients, the mixture should again be thoroughly mix with a mixer.

Everything is thoroughly mixedAll carefully mixes up

Step number 7

The last thing to add is gypsum. Right after that liquid wallpaper is ready for gluing.

Gypsum is added before applicationBefore application is added gypsum

It is worth recalling once again that the proportions are conditional. So as not to to spoil a large amount of raw materials, we recommend that you first experiment on a small volume. After you will understand what else should be added and to what extent. Then just increase proportions and make the main volume.

Ready-made liquid wallpaper can be applied with a metal spatulaReady liquid wallpaper can be applied with a metal spatula

After analysis of the composition, it becomes clear that independent manufacturing is much more economical than buying ready-made Wallpaper in the store.

How to make wallpaper from sawdust

Liquid wallpaper can be made from sawdustLiquid wallpaper can be made from sawdust

Sawdust can be used in the manufacture of wallpaper mixture in home conditions. Sawdust itself has a number of positive properties:

  • the degree of sound insulation increases;
  • additional layer of thermal insulation;
  • environmentally friendly material;
  • prevent mold.

To make liquid wallpaper from sawdust, you will need:

  • 1 kg of sawdust;
  • 500 g of gypsum;
  • 500 ml PVA glue;
  • 5 l of water;
  • pigment.

The manufacturing process is similar to that described in the case of use of paper. You need to fill the sawdust with warm water and give them time to swell – an average of about 4 hours. After glue, pigments and other additives are added as desired. The resulting composition must be thoroughly mixed and left at 12 hours. Add gypsum and mix well. construction mixer to a homogeneous mass.

After gypsum is added to the mixture, it should be immediately apply to the surface.


Additives for home-made wallpapers, they can be of different colors and structuresAdditives for home-made wallpapers, they can be of different colors and the structure

At the heart of any liquid wallpaper should be fiber. It may be plain cotton wool, cellulose or cotton. You can also use linen, wool, synthetic winterizer, synthetics, silk and the like. Main the task is to finely chop the filler. You can experiment with different fillers, making a small volume with different components. The result that suits you the most, can be used.

In addition, binders are needed. In most cases, home craftsmen use PVA glue. If not, then can be replaced with ordinary wallpaper glue or acrylic putty. IN In the latter case, the wiring will acquire a sufficiently high strength and will be resistant to all kinds of influences, including mechanical.

Glitter is great as a decorative filler.IN as a decorative filler, glitter is perfect

To give a special appearance, the mixture is also added decorative components. It will be possible to use:

  • crumb quartz;
  • marble chips;
  • a crumb of mica;
  • sparkles.

All of these materials do not cause mold. Moreover, their can be bought at a hardware store for a small amount. Well The last important component is dye.


Application of liquid wallpaper: step-by-step technology

It is important to familiarize yourself with the technology of applying liquid wallpaper. IN First of all, pay attention to the preparatory work.

Wall decoration

The process of applying liquid wallpaper on the wallApplication process liquid wallpaper on the wall

Often in old Soviet houses you can find that wallpaper glued in several layers, even modern vinyl or paper can be glued on top of each other. Although experts do not recommend, this is possible, however, only under one condition – when the base of the walls is strong enough.

As for liquid wallpaper, this is unacceptable. Them must be applied directly to the surface, completely peeled of the old coating. For this reason preparing cultivated areas should be given special attention. With this should start work.

Preparation for application

All kinds of dirt, residues should not be on the wall paints, putties, metal or plastic elements and the like like that. Ideal when the entire surface is puttied and primed. In this case, they will not absorb much moisture.

If we talk about the preparation of liquid wallpaper, then they are not worth it do in large quantities. Why? With large volumes it is extremely difficult deduce exact proportions. It’s also hard to achieve uniform consistency. Specialists recommend kneading small portions, in the amount that you can develop in a short time.

Preparing the walls before applying liquid wallpaperWall preparation before applying liquid wallpaper

On average, about 1 kilogram is required per 4 m2 liquid wallpaper. Given this, you can determine how much to do mixtures.

With all this, a small residue is recommended to be mixed with a new one. This is necessary, since it is pretty difficult. Mixing the old mixture with the new one, you level this the difference. Although if you adhere to the exact proportions, such a problem you will not arise.


Application Instructions

It is most convenient to apply a transparent plastic liquid wallpaper grater. By working with her, you will immediately figure out how to distribute the mixture by wall surfaces. The finishing process itself is similar to putty. The main goal is uniformity. The optimal layer is considered to be a thickness of 1-2 mm.

In the course of work, it is impermissible to apply the grater with the entire surface to the wall. It is important to keep it at a slight angle of up to 15 °.

Application of liquid wallpaper on the wallsDrawing liquid wall-paper on walls

Material can be typed by hand and gently applied to grater surface. Then transfer the wallpaper to the processed plane. You can also apply the mixture directly to the wall, and after level out. Everyone chooses the most convenient option.

Each subsequent portion should not be superimposed on already inflicted. Retreat from this place a few centimeters and pull the mixture to the already applied. Coating recommended on one wall in one go. In this case, the wallpaper will not be in time dry when docked with the next batch.

If you work with an internal corner, then a trowel is necessary apply wallpaper from the corner and even out evenly on the surface. If with an external corner, then vice versa, to the corner. Near the floor trowel should be from bottom to top, from the ceiling – from top to bottom. If on your wall has sockets, switches and the like, then apply Liquid wallpaper around them follows first. Otherwise you can spoil the applied layer. In this case, a transparent trowel just irreplaceable. Immediately clear where to squeeze or better stretch the mixture. With such work it will be convenient to small trowel.

Finished result on the wallFinished result on the wall

When the wall is completely ready, there may be slight roughness. To eliminate them, you should take a trowel and moisten it in water, then smooth the entire area. To see similar flaws, you can direct the light to the side. This will help to notice and promptly eliminate all existing roughness. When finish completely dry, you can proceed with the installation of sockets and circuit breakers.


Application of liquid wallpaper on the ceiling

The principle of finishing the ceiling is the same as the walls. First of all the surface is thoroughly cleaned of the old coating. If there is cracks, it is recommended to eliminate them. For this it is necessary use a special mesh and putty. If the ceiling is full cleaned it should be primed. This will ensure quality adhesion of the material to the ceiling.

Putting liquid wallpaper on the ceiling, the process is not easyApplication liquid wallpaper on the ceiling, the process is not easy

There is an option to apply liquid wallpaper with spray gun. After that, the texture can be given roller. As for the work with a spatula, this is a painstaking process, which requires special exposure.

It is important that the mixture has a perfect consistency. If she will very thick, then it will lag behind the ceiling and fall off. If it is too liquid, it will drain. Therefore, before application test the prepared composition for quality in a small area the ceiling. If necessary, you can add water or dry components.


Liquid wallpaper

Drawing with liquid wallpaper on the wall, looks very impressivePicture liquid wallpaper on the wall, looks very impressive

The proposed technology allows you to create on the walls and ceiling beautiful drawings. You can see original ideas in the section “Photos in the interior” at the end of this article. It is immediately worth noting that drawing a rather painstaking and lengthy process. If you do not have experience, then this may take several days. The situation may become more complicated by the fact that they can be used different colors and shades.

So first of all, on a well-prepared wall / ceiling future drawing should be applied. You can do it ordinary in pencil. Then apply liquid wallpaper on the drawn contours. 2-3 mm layer. In this case, it will be convenient to use a narrow transparent trowel with a rounded end.

If you plan to use several colors, then each color should dry well. After this, you can begin to apply the next shade. In this case, the layers will not mix with each other. friend.


Ready mix prices

Below are the prices of different types of liquid wallpaper. Prices in Each region of the country may vary slightly, therefore consider them indicative. Part of the products in your terrain may be absent.


Price per pack

Consumption of 1 package



545 p.

4–4.5 m2

It has a fine-grained structure. Considered budget option.


600 p.

4 m2

After application, an almost smooth surface is formed.


620 p.

3 m2

This type of liquid wallpaper is characterized by soft pastel colors, and also pronounced relief.

Art Design1

860 p.

3 m2

The result is a stylish wall decoration with a bright design texture.

Art Design2

970 p.

3 m2

Today is considered one of the modern hits. Can create beautiful design.


730 p.

3,5 m2

The mixture contains interspersed gold and black additives from quartz.


760 p.

3,5 m2

They have delicate pastel colors.


890 p.

3,5 m2

This series features a variety of colors. Concerning texture, then it has a pronounced bump.


770 p.

7 m2

This type of wallpaper is eco-friendly. Used as a base birch wood.


1140 p.

7 m2

It is also environmentally friendly. At the core – deciduous and coniferous tree species.

Recoat 3

1440 p.

7 m2

At the heart of these wallpapers are deciduous and coniferous trees.


1225 p.

3 m2

Aesthetics and environmental friendliness. The material consists of 100% silk.


1535 p.

3,5 m2

The composition is represented by various components.


1936 p.

3,5 m2

If you want to create a bright interior, then ISTs are ideal for of this decision.

Photo of liquid wallpaper in the interior

Seamless application of liquid wallpaperSeamless application of liquid of wallpaper

Black and white liquid wallpaperBlack and white liquid wallpaper

Picture from a liquid wallpaper in a framePainting of liquid wallpaper in framed

Children's roomChildren’s room

Pictures of liquid wallpaper in the nurseryPictures of liquid wallpaper in child

Beautiful picture in the bedroomBeautiful picture in the bedroom

Wall decoration with a decorative fireplaceWall decoration with decorative fireplace

Beautiful bedroom interior using liquid wallpaperBeautiful bedroom interior using liquid wallpaper

Application of liquid wallpaper textureApplication of liquid wallpaper invoice

Original wall decorationOriginal design the walls

Wall and ceiling decoration with liquid wallpaperWall and ceiling decoration liquid wallpaper

In the living roomIn the living room

Panels of liquid wallpaperLiquid Wallpaper Panels

Time-consuming, but beautiful wall decorationLaborious but beautiful wall decoration

Vivid colors of liquid wallpaperVivid colors of liquid wallpaper

Refined pattern of liquid wallpaperRefined Liquid Pattern of wallpaper

Liquid wallpaper in different colorsLiquid wallpaper in different flowers

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